Maryland may consider eSports

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A panel of gaming corporations presented information about eSports to a joint legislative committee.

US.- Maryland is continuously growing its gambling market and to do so the state tries to discuss the modalities that aren’t already legalised. A panel of gaming corporations gathered this week to present information to a joint legislative committee regarding a possible regulation of eSports.

This week’s meeting was the first one since the committee discussed daily fantasy sports (DFS) in 2016. Maryland then became one of the first states to legalise DFS in the United States. According to information from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, whilst casino gaming keeps growing in the state, mainly because of the opening of MGM National Harbor in December 2016, certain types of games played in casinos are beginning to shift, local media reported.

Managing Director of Communications for the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, Carole Bober, said: “As Maryland’s casino market matures, each of the six casinos is fine-tuning and adjusting its gaming floor to meet customer trends and demands.”

Blaine Graboyes, co-founder and CEO of GameCo Inc, claimed that adding skill-based games and eSports in casinos could further boost revenues in the state: “Slot playing has been stagnant, and skill-based games address these challenges with a differentiated experience on the floor, and will bring in a younger audience.”