Yet another set of YouTube personalities has been implicated with gambling charges, this time in the FIFA community.
Dylan Rigby and Craig 'Nepenthez' Douglas have been charged with offenses under the Gambling Act in the first of the UK Gambling Commission's offensive against betting on video games.
The pair has been charged with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling. They were involved in the operation of the FIFA gambling site FutGalaxy. Rigby is also being charged with facilitating unlawful gambling, and Douglas with encouraging children to gamble.
Just as Tmartn and FaZe Clan's Rain and Shat before them, they openly flaunted and advertised their sites without disclosing that it was an ad. Despite warnings from the community, the pair continued their actions:
He's singing a different tune now that he's facing legal action:
This isn't the first we've heard from the UK Gambling Commission. They published a discussion paper in August disclosing their thoughts on esports gambling - which included Hearthstone's potential classification as Gambling in the UK, and that skin gambling sites would have to be licensed in the UK, among other topics.
The implications of this case's outcome could have a significant impact on the case's of other YouTubers currently caught up in esports gambling scandals, as lawmakers would then have legal precedence to take further action.