A new gambling option is now available in the state of Nevada, thanks to William Hill. The sports book accepted wagers on the Intel Extreme Masters Oakland League of Legends video game tournament last week, which marked the first time that a legal wager took place in regards to an eSports event in the US.
According to ESPN, William Hill accepted the wagers via Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, with gaming regulators having agreed to allow the wagering previously. Brian Sandoval, the Governor of Nevada, stated that the announcement of eSports wagering in the state is a major step towards ensuring Nevada becomes the eSports capital of the world. By embracing the unique opportunity and incorporating innovation and technology within the gaming industry, Sandoval feels that the state will be expanding the potential of one of their oldest industries.