fracturedrich wrote:So what you saying we will be able to bet on who gets the most headshots in a round, or who gets the highest k/d ratio,if you see my name on that betting slip ,lay it lads.
Not exactly sure that's what the article is saying, something along the lines, that gambling is bad sometimes, and gaming and gambling could go together, but shouldn't always go together and that putting gambling and gaming together could possibly be bad, but then might not actually be.
Not sure your example would work with real money it is far to open to abuse. You get spot fixing in professional sports you do something similar where there is no professional regulatory body and you'd have chaos. Also far to difficult to implement in most senarios. Yes you could have one player vs another in FIFA but EA would have to introduce odds based on previous games played and / or just compete with similar level players as otherwise who would want to compete with the world's best you would just be throwing money away.
Having said that you almost start another side industry. Forza races for example with prize money from entry fees, could lead to real money being exchanged (already does unofficially of course) for vehicle settings and paintwork.
I'm all for Major League Gaming, would never have the time myself but its a logical step in the progression of the industry. I have always wondered why some big company e.g. Red Bull doesn't sponser a Forza online tournament or similar with prize money, or even fund a DLC track where every race winner recieves $1 or something for a set period of time.