Hello. Thank you for the question.
EA Sports does not have any open API's, so any data you are able to retrieve from these systems through an API or web service would not be obtained through a license agreement.
Also, like any data obtained without using a public/supported API, the method for retrieving data is subject to change. This means that if you're successful in publishing an application using this data, it is very possible that the application could break without warning due to any changes in the data format or private API's from the EA applications.
That was a great answer. What do you suggest as the best way to go about getting an automated score from an online game? I was thinking of being integrated into their system as the best way such that I would have a partnership deal with the gaming company basically and have an application that would publish gamer data to my application.Let's not think EA but any other small gaming company. I'm not a techie so excuse my poor question method.
I'm trying to start an outsourcing wagering system for skill based video game companies that would involve score recording of any skill game I play online as well as the transfer of funds portion of the business. Do you see system integration with different games as the best way to do this for the sake of automated score verification and automated fund transfer?
Thanks a lot Ben. I am currently in an incubator program and everybody is as concerned about the legality of the skilled game betting as much as you are. I have done the legal research and with the help of some legal gaming experts on Just Answer have verified that it's legal in 34 U.S. states to participate in skill game betting but still it worries me what the ethical perception of this might be in spite of the legality. I'm counting on getting small gaming companies that have "hot" skill games to monetize their games with our help.We intend to handle all the customer service, and payment processing and make sure we split portions of tournament rakes and head to head bets with partners.
If that route doesn't work I fully intend to use the honor system. System integration if successful seems so much better as an option as we will get almost direct access to existing game players on different games and it will make the score keeping method for the online process so much easier(automated) and more pleasant for the customer. What do you think?
I love the tennis idea you had. I was thinking of doing something sooner with offline skill game betting( again legal in designated jurisdictions) in golfing, bowling, pool, volleyball and games such as tennis. Did the honor system which is my only option with offline games as a method of score keeping a viable method?
Great answers Ben. I couldn't be more thankful .Happy Thanksgiving