RGC Grants RG Check Certificate to Rivalry

Rivalry gets the tick from the Responsible Gaming Council on their sports, eSports and casino betting platform.

  (photo credit: SHUTTERSTOCK)
(photo credit: SHUTTERSTOCK)

Rivalry Achieves RG Check Accreditation: A First in eSports Betting

Rivalry, the international sports and esports betting and casino company, has achieved the Responsible Gaming Council’s RG Check accreditation. This newly acquired certificate joins their responsible gaming list alongside a partnership with Gamcare and the eSports Integrity Coalition.

This is a significant event, as it is the first time that the RG Check has been awarded to an eSports betting operator.

What is the RG Check?

The RG Check is an accreditation that the Responsible Gaming Council of Canada offers to gambling venues to acknowledge their Responsible Gaming strategy. In conjunction with the Council, the venues evaluate, monitor, and manage this strategy to terms in line with what is acceptable in Canada to maintain player safety along with a healthy user base.

The RG Check itself was established by the Council, alongside those on both sides of the gambling industry, as well as players who’ve had both good and bad experiences with providers and gaming. 

The certificate is valid for three years and is applicable for both land-based and online gambling providers. Currently, accredited businesses include Atlantic Lottery, Rush Street Interactive, and, since March 2022, all operators who enter the Ontario iGaming market.

Now, Rivalry has joined the pack, too, as per a press release on October 6th, 2022.

How do accreditation checks work in the gambling industry?

In the gambling industry, it’s highly desirable to stack up accreditations to present well to both customers, as well as authorities around the world who oversee gambling activities. Like any industry, it gives a stamp of approval that a company is doing the right thing, to certain conditions, promoting trust and a sense of quality. And responsible gambling is no different.

If there’s someone who knows a thing or two about quality assurance and accreditation checks, it’s certainly content guru at NoDeposit365.ca, Charles Ingel:

‘Apart from being the gatekeeper for anything and everything that’s published on our site, I also ensure reviews are well researched and presented and the no deposit bonuses are tested. To guarantee this, our team puts each provider through a series of tests. One of which involves checking sites’ licensing, accreditations and more importantly, whether or not they have the right tools available to players to promote responsible gambling. This includes giving them access to the right channels should they need support in case of gambling harm.’

By gaining accreditations, gaming and betting companies attain a better reputation as well as get further customer reach, due to being trustworthy and approved by others in the industry and noted as such.

What is eSports betting and how does it work?

eSports betting is similar to sports betting except instead of sports like football, bets are placed on games like League of Legends. While older readers might sniff at the concept of professional video game players, this is exactly the matches that are played. For instance, at the time of writing, JD Gaming beat rivals Rouge in the 2022 League of Legends World Championship match in the quarter finals. 

If you are wondering whether online gaming makes it easier to manipulate the outcome of a game, then you can be assured that it stands to around the same chance as another professional sport. There are strict rules surrounding professional eSports competitions, the players are serious and often well paid, and the fans just as fanatic as any other sport. The fact that the ‘match’ or game itself may be an online fantasy battle of sorts is simply just a matter of rising popularity in following online gamers.

Rivalry supports betting on all of the world’s most popular eSports: League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft 2, LOL: Wold Rift, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Call of Duty Mobile.

Where to next for Rivalry?

It’s not difficult to see Rivalry’s play to capture the South-East Asian market. Not only does their news section feature a treasure trove of SEA-focused content, but their list of mobile games leagues to bet on is extensive. While many in SEA don’t have access to a computer, smartphone penetration is high, and mobile gaming and streaming are wlldly popular. By entering into this booming market, there is an opportunity for gambling houses. While the bets themselves may not be as large as the average Canadian bet, with a staggering population size, and significant time spent on mobile, these bets could add up.

It will be interesting to see where Rivalry takes their efforts and how successful they’ll be in capturing the audience versus other players. One thing is for certain: that they’re trying to gain a greater reputation through accreditation to those who matter.

This article was written in collaboration with NoDeposit365.ca