ESports betting is finally getting the kind of recognition the space that is rapidly emerging 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 a legal task in the state.
By signing a bill that adds the tournaments to their state’s parimutuel rule, Governor Sandoval solidified the legality of eSports gambling within 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 law 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 just take odds on everything from eSports to whom will win Best Actor at the Oscars. It will not, however, allow for wagering on politics.
SB 240 was passed away 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 on a recommendation from the state’s Gaming Policy Committee to allow books to take eSports bets fall that is last. The Downtown Grand’s William Hill sportsbook soon after became the first location to take eSports bets.
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