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Two UK YouTubers have been charged under the Gambling Act

Two UK YouTubers have been charged under the Gambling Act

Two UK YouTubers have been charged under the Gambling Act

Two UK YouTubers have been charged under the Gambling Act

 

Two UK YouTubers, Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby have been charged with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling. Both men appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court earlier this week, where the case was adjourned until the 14th of October.

This is believed to be the first prosecution involving betting/gambling on video games, with the Gambling Commission being expected to bring more cases to court over the coming months. Right now the Global gambling market on video games is thought to be worth around £4 billion. 

Craig Douglas creates primarily Fifa based gaming videos under the name Nepenthez, with Dylan Rigby working on the now deactivated FUTgalaxy YouTube channel. Both men are from Essex and Douglas has been charged with inviting children to gamble in addition to advertising illegal gambling websites. 

  Two UK YouTubers have been charged under the Gambling Act

(Craig Douglas, known as Nepenthez online)  

This case will likely be the first case of many regarding video game gambling, especially after the CSGO Gambling fiasco. 

 

You can join the discussion on UK YouTubers being charged with Gambling offences on the OC3D Forums

 

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17-09-2016, 12:19:04

shambles1980
ok so article i about fifa. picture i assume is click baity for the whole csgo thing?Quote

17-09-2016, 12:28:26

WYP
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Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
ok so article i about fifa. picture i assume is click baity for the whole csgo thing?
Both men were promoting CSGO Gambling and other illegal game gambling websites, one of the YouTubers in question was primarily making Fifa based content.Quote

17-09-2016, 17:44:48

Chrazey
Well this is new and a first for me, didn't know this even existed to be honest. I'm literally and quite surprised.Quote

19-09-2016, 05:20:34

SuB
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Well this is new and a first for me, didn't know this even existed to be honest. I'm literally and quite surprised.
Have you been living under a rock for the past 3 years? This stuff has been front on centre on YouTube and even made the BBC news recently?

It's about damn time people like this are taken down, with the cs:go gambling debacle recently it's marred the whole scene and has done it no favours. Hopefully this is only the beginning.Quote
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