The bill would create a committee to regulate esports events with prizes of over $1,000.
US.- A lawmaker in the state of Nevada has introduced a bill that would create a regulator body for esports named the Nevada Esports Commission.
Senate Bill 165, introduced by Senator Ben Kieckhefer, would create a three-person committee to regulate esports events with prizes of over $1,000.
The entity would advise on esports standards and sanctioning. Its Members would not receive compensation.
Kieckhefer said: “This is an effort to bring new events to our state by doing one of the things that Nevada has always done well, which is working with industry to make them want to be here. This is an incredibly popular sport all over the world, both online and in person.”
The lawmaker has also proposed an amendment to the bill which would increase the number of committee members to five and remove the $1,000 prize threshold.
He said: “There are different ways that you can slice it up, right? There are collegiate tournaments, there are amateur tournaments, there are professional tournaments, there are a bunch of buddies who want to get together to throw a tournament.
“I think experts should be able to make the decision about what types of events should be sanctioned and they should set that threshold.”
If the bill is approved, the creation of the committee will begin and its clauses would come into effect from January 1 2022.