American gamblers can now bet on the esports game Counter Strike, following approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The board said yes to the offer of wagers on the game’s ESL Pro League Season 11 in North America. Players can bet on head-to-head, winners of each match and overall season winner. The board has granted approval for all licensed books to post and accept wagers with conditions.
These include the need to provide the Enforcement Division with notification of terms via email; that wager-acceptance must cease before the start of each game; the results will be based on a "permissible source"; all usual audit procedures for the industry must be followed; the book can set the odds but the rules must be made available to the public; and any additional wagers deviating from the three initial official wagers have to be separately approved.