Las Vegas is striving to become a region that is at the forefront of the eSports betting industry. There have been a number of events in the past few weeks which have seen Las Vegas grow ever closer to eSports.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board permitted the sportsbook to take bets on the League of Legends tournament at IEM Oakland given that it’s categorized as an athlete sporting event. Participants will be able to wager on each of the six teams entering the tournament. The wager for now is only for the winner of the entire event. v
William Hill is one of the esports betting sites involved in the Las Vegas esports betting scene, sites like Unikrn and Pinnacle are also accepting wagers at the DreamHack Las Vegas.
The Downtown Grand has been a leader in the esports vertical as home to a specialty esports venue. It continues that leadership role with the decision to move ahead with esports wagering. A partnership between Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, which has its own dedicated esports arena, helped facilitate the event.
Bettors will be able to wager on which of the six participating teams will win the League of Legends tournament being hosted on Saturday and Sunday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. The opening odds:
- Team SoloMid (+110)
- Longzhu (+160)
- Flash Wolves (4/1)
- Unicorns of Love (10/1)
- INTZ e-Sports (60/1)
- The Chiefs Esports (100/1)
Bettors will also be able on the two quarterfinal matches on Saturday:
- INTZ e-Sports (+180) vs Unicorns of Love (-220)
- The Chiefs Esports (+700) vs Longzhu (-1100)
Fifth Street Gaming CEO Schorr :
“In Nevada, the most important thing is maintaining the integrity of the game, and that the gambler has a fair wager,” Schorr said. “At this point, it is going to be based on the tournament operator and the integrity controls they have in place to make sure that everything is on the up and up.”