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Nevada Esports Bill Aims To Draw, Oversee Video Competitions

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker wants the state Legislature to create a sanctioning body modeled after the Nevada Athletic Commission to regulate Esports games that pit video players and teams against each other for money and championships.

Republican state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer told the Reno Gazette-Journal in a story published Tuesday that the creation of a state oversight body could help attract events and boost tourism in Las Vegas and northern Nevada.

He points to the example of the Athletic Commission and mixed martial arts. Nevada is known for its state Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board.

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