The Washington Post (June 24) reports in an article headed "Gameworld: Video gamers can now play for more than high scores", that new online sites will offer gamers the chance to gamble on their skills as players.
"Virgin Gaming will be giving away over $1 million in cash over the next 12 months through video game tournaments in which players can compete from the comfort of their own homes on consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3."
""In the videogame space, the competitive gaming landscape has only been open to pros and the elite players. At Virgin Gaming, our mission is similar to what Sony is doing with PlayStation Move and Microsoft is doing with Kinect -- we're broadening the scope for everyone."
"Over the coming months, Virgin Gaming will align itself with major game publishers and mainstream sponsors to launch tournaments for thousands of players to compete."