YouTubers charged in UK's first video game gambling case

UK Gambling Commission prosecuting two FIFA streamers for promoting gambling

Two men are on trial in the UK's first ever prosecution related to gambling and video games.

According to a BBC report, the case against the two men, Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby, was brought by the UK Gambling Commission, which has taken an interest in, "the rise of video game gambling."

Douglas and Rigby, both of whom have created YouTube content related to EA Sports' FIFA franchise, are accused of, "promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling." Douglas is facing an additional charge of, "inviting children to gamble."

The case will start again at Birmingham Magistrates Court on October 14, and Douglas sent a Twitter message to those who are following the proceedings.