ESports wagering is finally getting the sort of recognition the quickly emerging space possibly deserves. Over the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) made wagering on competitive video gaming fully legal weekend.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has officially made eSports gambling an activity that is legal the state.
By signing a bill that adds the tournaments to their state’s parimutuel rule, Governor Sandoval solidified the legality of eSports wagering within the state of Nevada for the foreseeable future.
Senate Bill 240, authored by State Sen. Becky Harris (R-Clark County), amends Nevada’s law on parimutuel wagering to include ‘other events’ than just horse races, animal races, and athletic sporting events.
The legislation shall allow Silver State sportsbooks to simply take odds on everything from eSports to whom will win Best Actor at the Oscars. It won’t, however, allow for betting on politics.
SB 240 had been passed away unanimously by both the Nevada Assembly and Senate. Sandoval’s signature on the statute came as no surprise.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board, a three-member panel appointed by the governor, signed off on a recommendation from the state’s Gaming Policy Committee to allow books to take eSports bets last autumn. The Downtown Grand’s William Hill sportsbook immediately after became the location that is first take eSports wagers.
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