Latest arrival on the shoot 'em up gamer scene, Bringit.com, is providing online gambling on the results of video games….and because video gaming is classified as "skill gaming" it is legal.
Currently inviting devotees of the video game, the new website is presently in open beta format, where users can put up money, challenge other players to matches, and earn prize money for winning.
In other words, they can gamble on video games.
"BringIt is going to transform the videogame landscape by allowing individuals to compete online for bragging rights and real money through skill-based gaming," claims BringIt CEO and founder Woody Levin.
"Gamers have shown great interest and support for competitive gaming, so we are pleased 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 works with any platform that has online capabilities and any game with online play. To be more specific, players can participate if they own an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or Wii, with BringIt providing the games for those consoles. Featured games during the beta period will include Madden NFL 2009, Gears of War 2, FIFA 2009, Halo 3, Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock, Rock Band 2, Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Mario Kart and a long list of other faves.
Levin assures users that they won't get into trouble for gambling online. Because videogames are games of skill, the Bringit service does not violate any United States or international anti-gambling laws, including the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.
Registration is free, though users must be 18 years or older. Deposits are via most credit cards or PayPal, and even signup bonuses are being offered.