Esports has been getting bigger and bigger globally for years, and we are all used to seeing stories of teenage videogame millionaires already, but only a few of us have ventured to the land of esports betting. Well, now is the time!
The NHL commissioner Gary Bettmann is keeping his hopes alive for the remainder of the 2020 NHL season – but he has to be in the minority. How many of you really think that we will see NHL hockey this year again? Not many, I guess.
What happens if none of the big sports leagues continue in 2020? Esports is going to get big – that’s what’s going to happen.
Remember when Poker got big around 15 years ago? Did you ever think “how did that happen?”
According to one theory, the 2004-05 NHL lockout season had a surprising effect: all of a sudden, there were no NHL games, so producers had tons of broadcasting hours to fill. Poker stepped up to fill that void, people got used to Hold ’em and started to play it with their friends – and the rest is history.
Now, people are already playing videogames, and watching other people play videogames. If esports manages to capture some of the now free airtime, esports betting could be the next big thing!
Virtual sports are coming too
Virtual sports are about to get a whole lot bigger too. Virtual sports let you bet on simulated events in classic betting sports like horse races and basketball, but you can also try your luck at more exotic sports like camel racing. It can be a lot of fun with friends, especially if you choose different teams and battle also for bragging rights.