XLIVE will take place in Las Vegas this December (5-7) and with an extensive esports track, one of the panel naturally focuses on the convergence of esports and gambling.
Chris Grove, Partner at Narus Advisors ,who recently put on the Esports and Casino Resort conference will speak on the panel titled ‘Show Me the Money – Are esports the next great gambling market?’.
There are numerous other panels around different talking points in esports including their potential in land based casinos, how to create a world class venue experience for fans, and why esports represent the next media goldrush.
Esports isn’t the only industry featured at XLIVE as it looks to educate stakeholders in numerous industries on how to “make a festival experience unique”. It’s aimed at those in the music, food and drink, film, tech, and events industries too.
XLIVE Founder Waco Hoover said: “Esports is a burgeoning industry that’s poised for significant growth in the coming years. Some estimates put the global sports betting industry over $1 trillion and with the growing popularity of esports the industry is looking to capitalize on gambling. Unheard of in traditional sports – crowd sourced prize pools in excess of $20 million demonstrate the extraordinary fan bases that exist with eSports and their leagues.
“The XLIVE eSports program in Las Vegas this December, will delve into issues around the most promising areas for growth, player compensation, monetizing league assets, prize pools and how the gaming industry can effectively tap into esports.”
With plenty of sports betting operators in the UK now offering online esports wagering, SBC Awards will reward the operator who’s been the best in the space this year according to a panel of industry experts. The awards will tale place on the evening of December 7th at the Under the Bridge club in London. For tickets and more information click here.