The regulator has revealed that the modality has yet to match public interest.
US.- Sandra Douglass Morgan, chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), said that while eSports may have gained attention last year, the industry still needs to adapt this new modality and gain public interest.
The chairwoman talked at the UNLV Gaming and Hospitality Education Series in Las Vegas, and said that the regulator has only received four requests to process bets on eSports events since 2017. Morgan also said that skill-based gaming companies have yet to gain momentum as only three of them have received licences in the state, while one is still awaiting approval.
“Skill-based slot machines have not gained significant popularity on the casino floor. Similar to skill-based gaming, there seems to be public interest in eSports but not a significant demand from licensees to offer wagers on esports events,” Morgan said.
“As the eSports evolve and oversight and sanctioning organisations emerge, the board expects an increase in the amount of eSports style wagering,” she added.