The world of video games and gambling have evolved in tandem. Each has its own fans, each has its dedicated players and each has its subtle (and not so subtle) influence on the other.
What is Gambling?
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (such as a prize) on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intention of earning a profit. The two main types of gambling are “chance” games (where skill is not a factor) and “skill” games (where chance is not a factor).
What is Video Gaming?
Video gaming is the act of playing video games. The term “video game” is used as a euphemism by some to indicate the game is not a sport. Video gaming is the use of an electronic device, either a computer or console, to play a video game.
The continuous development of technology has allowed developers to turn video games into gambling. This allows people from all walks of life to place a bet on their favorite players or games alike.