ESIC takes big step towards challenging fraud with new member

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The latest member of the eSports Integrity Coalition has been hailed as a big step for eSports and Gambling.


[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he eSports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has confirmed that GameCo, Inc. is the latest industry leader to sign up to the coalition’s membership to promote gaming regulation.

GameCo, Inc., creator of the world’s first video game gambling machines (VGM™), plays a key part in the wider world of eSports and ESIC claim their support is a vital pillar in the fight for integrity and against betting fraud in eSports.

ESports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said, “We are delighted that GameCo has decided to join ESIC. GameCo operates at the juncture between eSports and betting, and embracing integrity efforts in this early stage of its operations speaks to the company’s impeccable ethos and values and its determination to get things right from day one, not just for itself, but for the wider community in which it operates.”

GameCo, alongside ESIC’s Betting Partners, will support the ESIC anti-corruption education program which currently consists of face to face educational presentations and live interactive sessions with eSports professional players, management and officials at major LAN events throughout the world.

GameCo Co-Founder and CEO, Blaine Graboyes added, “We developed the concept for video game gambling from our experience in producing eSports events for major publishers. There’s a massive opportunity to evolve casinos into VIP destinations for gamers, and solid industry regulations and standards will be critical to this experience. GameCo looks forward to contributing to ESIC to advance our shared goals.”

In addition, ESIC will be launching an interactive online tutorial in early 2017 to raise awareness about match-fixing, betting fraud and other threats to esports integrity which the coalition claim would not have been produced without the support of GameCo, the betting partners and Sportradar.

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