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Continued: Tech companies poised to move as online gambling makes inroads

  • Article by: TROY WOLVERTON , San Jose Mercury News
  • Last update: March 16, 2013 - 9:36 PM

“This is a huge opportunity for game developers,” said Christopher Griffin, CEO of Betable, a company that works with software developers to legally add real-money betting to their games.

Entry of those nontraditional players into the gambling market worries consumer advocates and addiction researchers. Research into the effects of online gambling is still spotty, but early studies indicate it attracts younger gamblers and is strongly linked to pathological gambling.

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