- The main topics are esports betting, financing, new products, and NFT implications.
- Discussions will be held on state regulations and benefits from cryptos.
- A couple of esports pioneers are noticeably missing.
Another Get-Together For Esports Fans
The annual Casino Esports Conference will be held on March 23rd and March 24th held in Alexis Park Resort, Las Vegas. Like the last year, the City of Sin will host the conference for the sixth time.
Numerous participants from multiple branches of the industry can be checked on the official site, with many of them seeking to talk about esports in the broadest context of gaming possible, such as Seth Schorr from Fifth Street Gaming, former PlayUp CEO, Laila Mintas, Interactive director from TakeTwo, Jon Moses, Oddin.gg leader of partnerships, Marek Suchar, and plenty of others.
Some of the important topics related to gaming and esports will be financing, the unveiling of esports betting products, as well as the latest fast developing segment in the US – college esports. This is particularly interesting for operators and developers interested in introducing esports betting in states like New Jersey, Nevada, and Connecticut. At the same time, the state of Wyoming, and some other states, have already legalized cryptos and esports, and now they are looking to explore and introduce new products as well.
The first day of the conference will be focused on discussions about esports betting, and the second day is oriented towards broader gaming and NFT implications for esports. Also, speakers will analyze the current regulations state by state, and how could esports benefit from cryptos in a time when cryptocurrencies are gaining more and more traction.
Esports had their renaissance as the pandemic hit our doorsteps, forcing many real sports to close their gates to the masses. It was the state of Nevada that had to pass exclusive betting permits for individual events, accepting wagers on the ESL Pro League Season 2, which was held in 2020. However, the comeback of regular sports somewhat has curbed Nevada regulators’ esports enthusiasm, and it is hard to tell when this sentiment is about to change and how.
In terms of curiosities, it is worth mentioning that some of the esports pioneers will be absent from the conference. Companies like Pinnacle, Luckbox, and Rivalry will not be attending, even though they created some of the first esports products a long time ago, and now they are transitioning into betting businesses with relative success.