The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a notice of approval permitting sportsbooks to offer wagers on the Call of Duty League through 2020.
Through this exemption, the state’s licensed bookmakers are authorised to post and accept bets on Call of Duty League matches through the end of the year. Per the Control Board’s notice, licensees may offer the following wager types: head to head, match winner, and overall winner.
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On March 12th, the Call of Duty League announced its plans to shift to an entirely online structure amid the coronavirus outbreak. Despite this, Nevada punters will see their first Call of Duty betting opportunity as early as next weekend at the Chicago Huntsmen Home Series.
Licensees electing to provide Call of Duty League moneylines must first declare their intent to the Enforcement Division via a notification of terms. Sportsbooks are required to display official rules on the event organiser or sanctioning body’s website prior to accepting wagers. The determination of odds will be set at the bookmaker’s discretion, with rules governing incoming wagers made publicly available.
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Under conditions outlined by the Control Board, in-play betting options are prohibited for the Call of Duty League 2020 season. All results must be based on a permissible source complying with Nevada regulatory guidelines and audit procedures. Additional markets deviating from the three approved wager types will require separate application and approval from the Control Board.
Call of Duty will now be placed on the betting menu alongside Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, iRacing and Overwatch; all of which were approved by Nevada regulators throughout the last several weeks.
Esports Insider says: This marks the ninth exemption issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to permit esports betting in the last three weeks. Notably, the regulator has shifted its focus from individual events, such as ESL One Los Angeles, to accommodate esports leagues with more plentiful wagering options over an extended period.