Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced that it accepted its first legal esports wager at 3:18 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, after opening odds on the League of Legends World Championship happening in Paris, France on Sunday, November 10. American sports personality Howard Eskin (Philadelphia’s 94.1 WIP-FM and FOX 29) wagered $100 on Team G2 (-140) to win the League of Legends World Championship.
Guests may now place their esports wagers at Borgata’s Moneyline Bar & Book and via the mobile sports-betting
“Borgata is proud to be at the forefront of this significant milestone as we look to engage with future generations of esports fans as well as traditional sports fans,” said Marcus Glover, President & Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “We are grateful to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for their partnership in helping advance such an innovative initiative.”
The League of Legends World Championship is the annual professional League of Legends tournament hosted by Riot Games representing the culmination of each season. Teams compete for the champion title, the 70-pound Summoner’s Cup, and a US $1 million championship prize. Available bets include pre-match overall winner, adjusted overall winner (in between rounds), and individual round winners.
Borgata made history in June 2018 when it became the first Atlantic City casino to accept a legal sports wager under new sports betting regulations in New Jersey. Since accepting that inaugural bet, Borgata launched the BorgataSports.com website and mobile sports-betting app. In partnership with GVC Holdings, BorgataSports.com features a full range of U.S. and selected international sports with customers able to sign-up, deposit and withdraw cash directly from their mobile devices from any location in New Jersey. As part of the MGM Resorts International portfolio, Borgata brings the wealth of the company’s sports book experience to its operation. MGM Resorts has more than 25 years of sports wagering operations experience in Nevada, where the company’s resorts combine to write more than 4 million sports wagers each year with annual handle in excess of $1 billion.