Why are prominent YouTube gamers caught up in a gambling scandal?

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A number of well-known, gaming-focused YouTube personalities are in trouble over videos relating to gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They all shared positive videos about third-party betting sites without disclosing their relationships to those sites.

It amounts to a transparency issue: these guys ran what amounted to ads on their channels without letting viewers know about their financial involvement with the subjects of those videos. Not only is that unethical by most standards, it’s also a breach of the Federal Trade Commission’s endorsement guidelines. Read more…

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