This week the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that they've granted approval for licensed betting groups to offer bets on the ESL Pro League, which is the major eSports promotion for competitive gaming.
Operators that want to implement the wagers into their sportsbook will have to inform the regulator of their intentions to do so. Punters will be able to get in bets on head-to-head rounds, season winners, and event winners, and they'll be able to place bets on mobile devices or at casinos (when they re-open).
The ESL Pro League bets will be valid for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game, which is a first-person shooter. The season is currently in-play and runs through April 13th.
Betting groups in Nevada are struggling right now, as all casinos have been ordered to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Sportsbooks are in a similar situation, and the fact that sporting events have been largely canceled will have a drastic impact on revenues. Whether or not eSports can provide some extra revenue is unknown, but the option will at least be there for bettors in the Silver State.