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Popular YouTubers plead not guilty to FIFA gambling offences

Two prominent Essex-based YouTubers charged by the UK Gambling Commission of promoting online gambling to minors pleaded not guilty at court last Friday.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

October 17, 2016

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: Two prominent Essex-based YouTubers charged by the UK Gambling Commission of promoting online gambling to minors have pleaded not guilty. 

As noted by the BBC, Craig "NepentheZ" Douglas (pictured) and Dylan Rigby were charged back in September with promoting online gambling based around FIFA's in-game coins.

The case is believed to be the first centered around video game-related gambling in the UK, and will head to trial on February 6, 2017.

Earlier this year, two other popular YouTubers were caught up in a betting scandal after it came to light they were the owners of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling site that had featured prominently on their channels.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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