Las Vegas Continues to Recognize Esports by Giving The Official Nod to League of Legends European Masters

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One of the most interesting eSports stories to emerge from this spring’s COVID-19 lockdown has been about a change of attitude in Las Vegas. For years, the only time Sin City allowed sanctioned betting was for one-off events.

Since the shutdown of every sports league, boxing match, and horse race, those who love to gamble have had their options severely curtailed.

That’s led in recent weeks to Vegas greenlighting ongoing wagering on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s North American and German league, as well as on the Overwatch League.

Today, you can add League of Legends European Masters to the official list of eSports you can call your favourite bookie about.

As with past approvals from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, wagering is allowed in three categories: head-to-head play, winner of each match, and season winner. The group stage of the European Masters spring season kicks off on April 22.

Watch for Vegas to continue to recognize eSports competitions in the coming days and weeks, as officials are currently considering adding Dota 2 and wildly popular iRacing to its list of pastimes you can legally bet the farm on.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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