ESports betting is finally getting the type of recognition the rapidly emerging space maybe deserves. Over the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) made wagering on competitive video gaming fully legal weekend.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has formally made eSports betting an activity that is legal the state.
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 (R-Clark County), amends Nevada’s legislation on parimutuel wagering to incorporate ‘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 will not, however, allow for gambling on politics.
SB 240 was passed 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 for a recommendation through the state’s Gaming Policy Committee to allow books to take eSports bets last fall. The Downtown Grand’s William Hill sportsbook right after became the first location to just take eSports wagers.
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