Atlantic City Wants in on eSports Betting

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The casinos in Atlantic City want in on eSports, with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority voting to put in more than $700,000 for events in the oceanside city over the next year and a half.

The group will organize events at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, and will see competitions involving several very popular games. eSports has grown to be extremely popular around the world, as spectators flock to arenas and view events online, as professional players play video games that are designed for competitive play. Of course, the activity is also a prime betting vertical, and Atlantic City is hoping to see a lot of action taken as the tournaments play out.

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gillam gave his support, saying: "It's something in my opinion that puts Atlantic City on the edge of something different and new."

Events could take place as soon as April or May, as event details will be voted on next month.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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30 December 2018 - 11:01am
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The eSports has really became one of the most popular ways of gambling among the younger generations in the past few years so maybe Atlantic City casinos acting quite wisely wanting a piece of all that and realizing the need of investments before being able to organize some top eSports events there.