Since the number of under-18 esports athletes is growing, it’s increasingly important for betting operators to ensure compliance with regulation concerning the age of the athletes. Sweden and Spain have imposed regulation barring betting on under-18 players or teams with an under-18 majority and other countries are likely to follow! That’s why GameScorekeeper, a Danish company dedicated to providing solutions for esports betting, has launched a new service that will allow operators to lower the risk of taking bets on events where the majority of participants are under 18.
Founder and CEO of GameScorekeeper Felix Klastrup makes his point: “In football, it’s relatively easy to pinpoint most under-18 teams. But in esports, many teams field a mix of under-18 and 18+ athletes which has made our clients increasingly interested in a service that makes the athletes’ age transparent and actionable.
Two of the top five teams on the Counter-Strike world ranking have starting players under 18 and the number of under-18 players is likely to grow with the same speed as the esports industry.
We have developed a new service that covers more than 95 percent of all CS:GO teams and their age majorities. Any operator can use the service to manually or automatically suspend bets with teams with a majority of players under 18. The betting industry will go a long way to ensure compliance and with this service it’s relatively easy for them”.
The first operator to make use of GameScorekeeper’s service is Betway.
Betway’s Head of Esports, Adam Savinson commented: “We are committed to providing the widest selection of markets on esports while at the same time ensuring all bets live up to our strict responsible policies and comply with regulation on athletes’ age. The Player Age Service from GameScorekeeper ensures that we can maintain this efficiently”.Follow us on