by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
The latest addition to the online casino gambling industry is Bringit.com, a website which enables its users to gamble on video games. What’s more, because video games are classified as games of skill, it is a completely legal betting affair.
Probably the most innovative internet gambling site, Brintit.com invites video game fanatics to put their money where their mouths are. The website has launched in a beta format, and allows its users to gamble on who will win in a video game match. Whoever wins the game, wins the money.
There is much success expected for this website, as multi-player online video games create one of the most competitive atmospheres in the industry. Instead of spending hours insulting opposing team members, now players can “pwn” the competition and win some money while they’re at it.
“BringIt is going to transform the video game landscape by allowing individuals to compete online for bragging rights and real money through skill-based gaming,” says Bringit CEO and founder Woody Levin. “Gamers have shown great interest and support for competitive gaming, so we are please to offer BringIt as a player-driven service that quickly connects gamers, allowing them to play legally for cash while getting a more intense competitive rush.”
The BringIt service is compatible with any gaming platform that allows players to sign onto the internet to play. Those using an Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, or the Wii with be able to access BringIt. During the Beta period, the website is featuring popular games like Madden NFL 2008, Madden NFL 2009, Gears of War 2, FIFA 2008, FIFA 2009, Halo 3, GuitarHero 3: Legends of Rock, Rock Band 2, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Mari Kart, Call of Duty 4, NBA 2k9, NBA Live 09, NCAA Football 09, NHL 09,Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 and Euro2008.
The website reads, “BringIt provides four easy methods for setup, enter, or accept a challenge. Both players must agree to participate in the challenge and have the option to create a specific set of rules to govern the challenge. These rules must be stated in the comments section and clearly define the particular details. If a rule is not stated in this section prior to gameplay, it is not considered in any process of review.
“When the game is completed, both you are your opponent must report and verify the results. The first player to report will indicate the winner and it is up to the second player to verify or dispute the results of the game within one hour of the first player’s report. If the second player does not verify the report within one hour, the results are considered final.
“If a game is not played and goes unreported within 24 hours of its scheduled start time, it will be considered cancelled. The respective entry fees will be returned to their respective accounts, less the 10% service fee.”
Levin assures the online gambling community that there will be repercussions for gaming online.