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Youtubers plead not guilty to advertisin...

Youtubers plead not guilty to advertising and gambling offences

Published on October 18, 2016

Youtube stars Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby have pleaded not guilty to the charges of promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling at a court in the UK, says BBC News report.

This is the first time for British Authorities to charge people for their involvement in video game betting. The pair charged with offences under the UK Gambling Act made a plea during a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

Douglas, who publishes gaming videos on YouTube under the name of ‘Nepenthez’, has 1.3 million followers on his YouTube channel. He had a separate case filed against him for inviting children to gamble by advertising a gambling website connected to video game Fifa.

The UK Gambling Commission has recently issued a warning to parents. It is emphasizing that children who play online video games can be drawn into ‘skins betting’, which is when virtual items are gambled online before being sold and turned back into real world money.

The case has been adjourned until February next year, when the court will hold a hearing expected to last a week.