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IEM Oakland first tournament to offer legal gambling in Vegas

The League of Legends tournament reached a new milestone.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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IEM Oakland's League of Legends tournament this past weekend was the first to have legal gambling in Las Vegas, as William Hill Sports entered into a partnership with the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino to accept wagers on the competition.

"This announcement is a major step toward ensuring Nevada becomes the esports capital of the world," Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said in a press release. "By embracing this unique opportunity and incorporating innovation and technology into our gaming industry, we're expanding the potential of one of our oldest industries."

The move into legal gambling may bring more regulations, which should be good for the community, and The Grand was the perfect place to do this, as it has hosted esports events in the most, as well as viewing parties and promotions. Do you see esports betting taking off in Las Vegas?

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