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Philadelphia sportscaster Howard Eskin places New Jersey's  first legal esports bet Thursday afternoon at Borgata.
Philadelphia sportscaster Howard Eskin places New Jersey's first legal esports bet Thursday afternoon at Borgata.|Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
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In Atlantic City, Borgata introduces Esports wagering to New Jersey – 1st bet placed by Howard Eskin on League of Legends World Championship

Chuck Darrow

Chuck Darrow

Putting $100 on Team G2 to take home the crown, Philadelphia-based sportscaster Howard Eskin made the first-ever esports wager Thursday afternoon at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, thus signaling the beginning of legal esports wagering in New Jersey. That means that guests over 21 can now legally bet on the outcomes of esports events either at Borgata’s Moneyline Bar & Book or via the mobile sports-betting app, BorgataSports.com. Available bets include pre-match overall winner, adjusted overall winner (in between rounds) and individual round winners.

Moneyline will stream the Championship event beginning Sunday at 7 a.m.

“Borgata is proud to be at the forefront of this significant milestone as we look to engage with future generations of esports fans as well as traditional sports fans,” said Marcus Glover, Borgata’s president & chief operating officer.