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Talks about Esports inclusion in 2022 Asian Games surface again

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Esports enthusiasts have pushed the discussion about the possibility Esports being included as an official medal event in the 2022 Asian Games into the mainstream again.  As things stand, the main hindrance on the path for Olympic recognition of Esports is the lack of an official governing body.

For the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to include the sport in the next Asian Games, the sport must have an overarching governing body.

Last year, the Olympic Council of Asia announced that esports would be added as a medalling sport to the 2022 Asian Games. This multi-national event is recognised by the International Olympic Committee, and after the Olympics themselves, is the largest international multi-sport event in the world. Inclusion as a part of the 2022 games would put esports one giant step closer to participation and recognition in the Olympics, something the IOC has been discussing more fervently with the gaming industry in recent years.

However, Esports Observer reports that a recent meeting of the OCA’s executive committee in Jakarta seemed to backtrack on the inclusion of esports as an official medaling sport for the 2022 games. Due to the wide range of hosts and organising bodies for various types and genres of games, esports remains bereft of the overarching, regulating body that the OCA says it needs to be recognised. Lacking that, the committee is reluctant and the medal status of the 2022 games is currently up in the air.

That said, esports is still making an appearance as a demonstration sport in the 2018 games taking place this month. Games to be shown are Arena of Valor, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Pro Evolution Soccer, and StarCraft II. The success of this year’s demonstration may be taken into account as the committee continues to discuss the status of esports for future competitions.

In the past, the IOC has been hesitant to include esports in the Olympics for various reasons, including the prevalence of violent content in the majority of popular competitive titles.

 

Source: gamesindustry.biz


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Mobile Betting Bill Fails to Progress Through New York Assembly

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Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile betting bill has failed to progress through the New York Assembly. The legislative session saw S17 fail to progress beyond the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes.

Addabbo tweeted that he saw no clear reason why the state could not implement mobile sports betting in 2019. Failure to do so would see the state miss out on around $75m in revenue, funding for education, and both job creation and retention.

“NY will be stuck like a disabled car on the shoulder, while we allow an illegal sports betting business in our state thrive and idly watch other neighboring states pass us up with enormous revenue gains from mobile sports betting,” Addabbo said.


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Eldorado Resorts to Buy Caesars Entertainment Corp

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Eldorado Resorts Inc., the US based casino operator, has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp through a $17.3 billion cash and stock deal.

The deal, which is expected to be announced soon, values Caesars at close to $13 a share. The combined company’s ownership would be split roughly between Eldorado and Caesars shareholders.

An Eldorado spokesman said the company did not comment on rumours or speculation. Caesars did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The combination of the two companies would create a serious competitor to larger casino industry players, such as Las Vegas Sands Corp, Wynn Resorts Ltd and MGM Resorts International.


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Nagasaki Governor Reaffirms His Support for Sasebo IR Bid

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Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has reaffirmed his support for the Sasebo IR bid and urged the national government not to delay too much in issuing its IR regulations and establishing the national regulatory framework.

While Sasebo’s bid is not linked to a specific timeline, the local government does wish to move forward quickly, especially now that other competing bids could emerge from the Kyushu region.

In related news, Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar is going to be held with the participation of international operators and investment groups.


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