William Hill USA is the first legal sportsbook in the United States to offer eSports betting. William Hill announced on Friday it would partner with Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino to accept wagers on electronic sports, which is the official name for competitive gaming on console, particularly video games.
The first legal eSports event at the William Hill’s Nevada sportsbooks was the IEM Oakland eSports event for League of Legends this past weekend. The event took place at the Oracle Arena and involved seperate tournaments for League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
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