Las Vegas: With esports gaining popularity, betting is sure to follow

Las Vegas: With esports gaining popularity, betting is sure to follow

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 26, 2022 10:18 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Nevada
  • Sports Betting

The Esports Technical Advisory Committee inched closer last week to recommending Nevada’s first regulations for wagering on esports competitions.

Millions of people watch esports matches online or in person, including events at Luxor’s HyperX Arena and at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob Ultra Arena. Even Madison Square Garden Entertainment is promising esports competitions at the MSG Sphere at The Venetian when it opens its doors next year.

Experts told my colleague, McKenna Ross, earlier this month that esports could become the next big competitive thing for a city that has seen explosive growth in visitation for sporting events.

It stands to reason that betting on esports is a logical next step in connection with the competitions themselves.