When future historians look back at eSports and the way it surfaced in the mainstream during COVID-19, one of the things that will resonate is what happened in Las Vegas at the regulatory level.
In a couple of short months, sanctioned eSports betting in Sin City has gone from something approved for rare one-off matches to an ongoing thing. Vegas has allowed wagering on competitions in the Overwatch League, iRacing, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends (both North America and Europe).
Today, you can add the DreamHack Masters Spring to the list, as the Nevada Gaming Control Board has given bookies the green light to offer odds and accept wagers on the CS:GO showcase.
As with other approvals, bookmakers can accept bets on three types of wagers: head-to-head, match winner, and overall winner.
The DreamHack Masters is scheduled to get under way on May 19.