Esports Ent and Hard Rock Atlantic City to host esports betting event
The esports betting provider and the casino will host the first sanctioned esports skill-based wagering event in the US.
US.- The esports betting provider Esports Entertainment has announced a partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, in New Jersey, to host LANDuel, the first sanctioned esports skill-based wagering event in the US. The two-day 256-player in-person tournament will be held on January 22 and 23.
The tournament is the first skill-based gaming event approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Participants will be permitted to wager on themselves in each round of the event. More esports betting events and permanent installations will follow in the future.
Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, said: “We are extremely excited to partner with one of the top global hotel and casino venues to kickstart the world of regulated peer-to-peer wagering in esports.
“This partnership and event are a tremendous accomplishment for our brand and creates a wide variety of opportunities for our groups to explore more innovative esports events.”
Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City added: “We are extremely proud to offer a one-of-a-kind e-sports wagering experience in partnership with EEG. We are confident that this innovative and highly regulated partnership will prove to be a success, contributing to our market-leading gaming offerings.”
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