Bringit.com, whose business model envisages video gamers betting on the outcome of online matches between members utilising the "skill" loophole (see previous InfoPowa report), is a step closer to full operations this week as it launches in Beta mode.
The site supports action through PlayStation 2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, with players challenging each other on the Internet site, but playing against each other online on their consoles. The site keeps track of who won and arranges payouts, minus a service fee.
Bringit claims that its service is legal in 39 States, mainly because video games are games of skill, not chance. Exceptions are Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Tennessee and Vermont.