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The video game world is developing at a rapid rate. The industry went wild when gaming was first taken online and games like World of Warcraft captivated millions of players. Soon, console video games hopped on the bandwagon, offering players the chance to compete against or cooperative with one another via the internet in online video game tournaments.

Now, the video gaming world has been turned on its head yet again, with a new development that allows players to compete with each other online - for cash. This occasion marks the first time that video games and betting have ever been combined as part of one technological offering.

Taking part is easier than you would think. All you have to do is register using your Xbox Live or PSN ID, after which you can fund you account via PayPal or credit card. Next, just search for the game you’d like to play and other gamers to compete against. There is a stream of tournaments already set up for you to choose from, and you can narrow down your search by finding players with similar skill levels.

You can also challenge players directly for private competitions. After finding an opponent, you can set the rules, the date and the time of the match. In head-to-head competitions and tournament play, all players contribute to the prize pool. The player that walks away victorious wins the collected buy-ins.

The new service is available for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gamers and there is a wide range of games available to wager on. For sports fan, you can play the latest, FIFA, Madden or NBA 2K while thrillseekers can compete against others in Halo or Assassin’s Creed. The list of games continues to grow, making for a wide and varied range.

Written by Simon Arquette

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