Sony patents a gambling and betting platform for esports after acquisition of the EVO tournament.
Not really my bag, but great for those that like a flutter, I guess. I'm not sure this belongs on N4G though lol
oh it belongs on n4g. knowing sony is making a betting system revolving around video games is definitely news.
I don’t gamble and I don’t watch esports but there are calculated predictions that esports will overtake physical sports in popularity which many people love to bet on. So it’s natural that gambling could be a growth area too. Whatever the gaming industry is like now in ten years time it will have evolved for better or worse so the console manufacturers have to anticipate changes and be ready for them. I can predict there will be certain websites and YouTubers that will get moralistic about this but they cannot kill off gambling.
No way. Physical sports have billions of fans. eSports is popular but it won't get that popular.
It is about Sony and gaming so why should it be not allowed on here
"Not sure I want people to see my Sony is no saint"
I don't think betting is all that great a thing a game company should be associating themselves with. Maybe I'm too much of a prude when it comes to my gaming hobby but the thought of young kids getting targeted for betting ads seems likely.
I'm hoping this is just patenting it to make sure they own the rights. If they got into gambling, there would be a major conflict of interest considering their EVO ties and their position in the gaming industry.
Gaming wise this doesn't mean much if anything. But it does make me very bullish on my Sony investment. I like the stock.
This could only be a EVO thing specifically. Sony doesn't have systems and games in place that have gambling and betting feature's/systems in place 1st party wise. Though the timing of this news doesn't do Sony justice when you factor in the war against lootboxes right now.
So it begins.
You use to be cool Sony. Admittedly, that was from PS1 to early PS3 era, as far as I'm concerned.
The entire PS3 gen was good I think
All I know is I never got Eight Days the Vegas.
Holy fuck, Sony - you suck now
It’s just a patent . Patents are filed but many never see the light of day . Even if this becomes real I don’t really care as I have no interest in esports or betting on esports and it affects me in no way. If it helps then make more games than I’m all for it .
I'd assume this is to protect Evo from gambling stuff. But guess we'll see.
I don’t want to bet on esports but I’d love a casino type game.
I like to gamble from time to time on good bets (odds vs payout) but I have no knowledge or interest in esports and therefore I have no interest in gambling on esports . I don’t know if this becomes a thing or not but it makes sense for them to patent this to stave off others from doing so at minimum.
Boy, just reading that title made me feel greasy.
Switch to PC guys. Both Sony and Microsoft are based in the US west coast. They do not care about gamers or integrity.
Ya shop on Epic Games because they are the pillars of integrity and care about you more than anything anywhere including China.
Sounds like an insanely moronic idea, most of these patents turn into nothing, still seriously messed up tho. Don't do it, don't make me drop you like a bad habbit Sony.
If people want to bet on e-sport competition how is different from any other regular sport? As long as its not in game gambling I am fine.
Surprised Draft Kings didn't beat them to something like this.
I sense a big fad flop down the road, they need make something reliable instead of fad ideas one after the another.
Esports ok, but gambling? Bad Sony, bad!
I don't understand all the hate on this. I am pretty sure that there are a bunch of people betting on these tournaments under the table. As with any sport, betting is a natural progression and if anything allowing betting gives legitimacy to video games being a sport.
Bets on AI vs AI ? Controlled profit,nice.
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