Sony Patents Gambling and Betting Platform For Esports

Sony patents a gambling and betting platform for esports after acquisition of the EVO tournament.

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SullysCigar742d ago

Not really my bag, but great for those that like a flutter, I guess. I'm not sure this belongs on N4G though lol

phoenixwing742d ago

oh it belongs on n4g. knowing sony is making a betting system revolving around video games is definitely news.

VenomUK742d ago

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.

MajorLazer742d ago

No way. Physical sports have billions of fans. eSports is popular but it won't get that popular.

Gamer75742d ago

It is about Sony and gaming so why should it be not allowed on here

annoyedgamer742d ago

"Not sure I want people to see my Sony is no saint"

phoenixwing742d ago

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.

Christopher742d ago

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.

Atticus_finch742d ago

Gaming wise this doesn't mean much if anything. But it does make me very bullish on my Sony investment. I like the stock.

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