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