Mike Stubbs . Business . Thursday 2nd March 2017 . 11:01
The Esports Integrity Coalition has announced that it has signed an information sharing Memorandum of Understanding with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
This deal means that the ESIC and NGCB will share information on on eSports bets and suspected match fixing, allowing both parties to assess the data to see if anything dodgy is going on instantly.
Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said, “We are delighted that the Nevada Board have agreed to work with us as they start their journey in the regulation of esports wagering. The GCB is the gold standard in the regulation of sports betting in the US and it has already been a pleasure working with them. Adding the experience and vital information of our other partners in the information exchange to the Board’s intelligence database and vice versa will undoubtedly strengthen all our efforts considerably.”
Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman, AG Burnett, added, “As wagering on esports grows in Nevada, it is important for the GCB to work with integrity-focused groups such as ESIC. This MOU will allow for the exchange of information and sharing of data that goes toward our mutual goals of ensuring wagering on esports is done safely, with integrity and a focus on removing the chances of issues arising with esports betting.”