The chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) hopes to authorize the first legal bets on e-sports competitions by the end of year, but a special legislative session could cause the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to delay work on its forthcoming e-sports recommendations.
Under Nevada Regulation 22, which governs race and sports books in the state, NGCB chairman A.G. Burnett believes it is currently legal to authorize bets on e-sports if the players are recognized as professional athletes and the competitions are categorized as so-called “other events.”
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