ESports wagering is finally getting the sort of recognition the space that is rapidly emerging deserves. Over the weekend, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) made wagering on competitive gambling fully legal.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has officially made eSports wagering an activity that is legal their state.
By signing a bill that adds the tournaments to hawaii’s parimutuel rule, Governor Sandoval solidified the legality of eSports wagering 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 shall 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 wagering on politics.
SB 240 ended up being 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 on a recommendation from the state’s Gaming Policy Committee to enable books to take eSports wagers fall that is last. The Downtown Grand’s William Hill sportsbook immediately after became the very first location to simply take eSports wagers.
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