Nevada Gaming Panel Considers Betting On E-Sports

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval believes existing state gaming regulations may allow wagering on the outcome of professional electronic or e-sports games such as Counter-Strike, StarCraft, Painkiller and Call of Duty.

“In order to remain the global leader in gaming policy and innovation, we should embrace the opportunities in merging technology with this evolving and competitive industry,” Governor Sandoval said in a statement before Friday’s Nevada Gaming Policy Committee hearing.  

The e-sports industry is also being looked at as a way to draw millennials into Las Vegas casinos.

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