Nevada Regulators Ready For E-Sports, Online Casino

Nevada is likely to permit betting on e-sports, but not until regulators are satisfied by the integrity of contests and policymakers weigh in on how e-sports should be classified, according to the chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board.

The gaming board is currently considering a formal application from the sports book of one casino that is now seeking to become the first in Las Vegas to offer betting on e-sports contests.

But the agency may wait for an influential panel of policymakers to first opine on how exactly e-sports should be treated under Nevada gaming regulations, said A.G. Burnett, the Gaming Control Board chairman.

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