GameScorekeeper unveils esports betting age verification system

Esports betting supplier, GameScorekeeper, has strengthened its commitment to solution offerings with the creation of an age verification system aimed at minimising the risk of gambling on events with a majority under-18 participation rate.

GameScorekeeper unveiled its new system by highlighting that the number of under-18 esports athletes continues to increase, affirming the importance of compliance and regulation within the sector. 

The firm, founded by Felix Klastrup, has cited examples such as 16-year-old Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle Giersdorf, and League of Legends World Championship winner Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo, who at the time was 17.

Klastrup commented: “In football, it’s relatively easy to pinpoint most under-18 teams. But in esports, many teams field a mix of under-18 and 18+ athletes which has made our clients increasingly interested in a service that makes the athletes’ age transparent and actionable.

“We have developed a new service that covers more than 95 percent of all CS:GO teams and their age majorities. Any operator can use the service to manually or automatically suspend bets with teams with a majority of players under 18. The betting industry will go a long way to ensure compliance and with this service it’s relatively easy for them.”

Adam Savinson, Head of Esports at Betway Group, added: “We are committed to providing the widest selection of markets on esports while at the same time ensuring all bets live up to our strict responsible policies and comply with regulation on athletes’ age. The Player Age Service from GameScorekeeper ensures that we can maintain this efficiently.”