Las Vegas Gaming Control Board takes a gamble on esports betting

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The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas finally received permission to take wagers for esports matches on Nov. 17, following months of unsuccessful attempts. It’s the first casino in the U.S. to legally do so, but was it a one-off? 

London-based bookmaker William Hill partnered with the hotel in seeking permission to take bets on League of Legends matches during IEM Oakland, a tournament held earlier in November.

Downtown Grand has already taken steps to establish itself as the go-to for esports events in Las Vegas. The hotel opened a first-of-its-kind esports lounge early 2016 — which it compares to a nightclub opening — and has been actively fighting to make esports betting legal in the state of Nevada.   Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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