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Report: eSports Betting Outpaces Hockey Betting in 2016

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The growth of eSports betting has been well-documented over the past couple years, but just recently the rising eSports industry reached another major milestone. Total eSports wagers in 2016 have finally eclipsed a major North American sport – at least at one online bookmaker.

Online betting site Pinnacle Sports reports total eSports wagers have eclipsed ice hockey wagers by 10% in 2016. Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle, predicted earlier this year that eSports would outpace ice hockey by the end of 2016. His prediction played true with plenty of time to spare. Continue reading