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SONY has patented a system to allow live betting on esports matches – potentially using anything from bitcoin to in-game items!

SONY has patented a system to allow live betting on esports matches – potentially using anything from bitcoin to in-game items!



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  1. Regulations for gambling and betting is something they have to fix before this is going to happens, loads of for example csgo ingame item betting sites where shut down because underage people could do it, there was no regulations and a lot of people lost a lot of money

  2. This is not going to be revolutionary im afraid. Most big sportsbooks already accept crypto deposits and offer livebetting features. Some even accept depositing ingame items like steam Csgo and Dota skins thats why the NFT part is redundunt.

    What seems to be setting this patent apart from what is already in place, is livebetting on fighter games and the interface overlay. But what you need to know about the esports landscape is, fighter games hold a very tiny chunk of the esports playerbase which is currently dominated by other games namely LoL, Valorant, Csgo and Dota. The betting interest on fighter games prematch is almost non existant. Oh, and did I mention that most of the fighter games playerbase comes from the US? A place with very tight gambling regulations which discourages gamers from betting even further. Thats why I see this as a huge amount of money wasted on a project that is frankly redundunt.

  3. Wonder how that compares to HEROCoin that was picked up by the Austrian gambling giant. They were trying to make live betting on esports happen within their ecosystem.

  4. This confuses me, as does patentese. Twitch and third party platforms already allow you to bet points and money on fighting games right before the match. These bets are already displayed on the livestream (at the streamer’s convenience), and use a popup or menu to allow people to wager. Is this somehow going to retroactively affect those platforms?

  5. Wait.. I thought the idea was to take gambling out of gaming, loot boxes etc.

    This feels like a bad move, personally I feel gambling should be getting reduced not encouraged.

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