As esports has developed into a global phenomenon, the scene’s betting sector continues to grow year on year. However, what are some of the difficulties that esports bookmaking has needed to navigate due to location specific laws and cultural norms? Moreover, what can the practice offer the growing industry?
On this week’s ESI Focus, Craig Levine, Co-CEO of ESL Gaming; Marc Brody, Vice President of Business Development at Bally’s Interactive; and Daniel Schnapp, Partner at Sheppard Mullin, discuss the current state of bookmaking in esports. The group touch on a range of subjects such as gambling’s role in adding revenue streams, and even how wagering can work with fantasy esports to spread awareness of the industry’s potential.
ESI Focus is part of the ESI Podcast Network, a collection of podcasts encompassing the esports industry. For a weekly round-up of the biggest esports business-related news stories, check out ESI Focus. For conversations with key personnel and major stakeholders in esports, ESI Insight is the series for you.