U.S. Casinos Need To Capitalize On Esports, Says Panel

Casinos should embrace the opportunity to host esports tournaments but also remain wary of cheating and integrity concerns, according to conference panelists speaking on Tuesday in Atlantic City.

Esports, also known as competitive video game playing, is expected to be worth more than $1.23bn by 2019, according to a report by SuperData research.

More than 213m people will watch competitive gaming in person or online this year, with that number expected to grow to 303m by 2019.

But how can casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and regional gaming markets capitalize on this opportunity when many resorts have been slow to fully embrace electronic sports?

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