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WILLIAM HILL OPENS WAGERING ON DREAMHACK MASTERS ESPORTS EVENT

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (February 11, 2017) – William Hill has received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to accept wagers on next week’s DreamHack Masters Las Vegas esports event featuring the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Bettors at William Hill’s 108 Nevada Sports Books and on the Mobile Sports app will be able to wager on which of the sixteen participating teams will win the DreamHack Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament being hosted on Wednesday, February 15 – Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Las Vegas: ASTRALIS (3/1), VIRTUS.PRO (7/2), NATUS VINCERE (5/1), SK GAMING (6/1), FNATIC (7/1), FAZE CLAN (12/1), NINJAS IN PYJAMAS (12/1), NORTH (12/1), OPTIC GAMING (16/1), GAMBIT ESPORTS (20/1), CLOUD9 (30/1), MOUSESPORTS (30/1), RENEGADES (100/1), TYLOO (100/1), MISFITS (150/1), and COMPLEXITY GAMING (200/1).

William Hill will also be offering matchup wagering on Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final rounds of the tournament.

This will be the second time wagering on esports has been legally offered in the United States.  William Hill previously offered futures and matchup wagering on November’s IEM Oakland League of Legends esports event.  In the IEM Oakland League of Legends esports event, eventual champion Unicorns of Love originally opened at 10/1 odds.

About William Hill
William Hill currently operates 108 race and sports books in Nevada and the state’s leading mobile sports betting app and serves as the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s sports lottery. Founded in 1934, William Hill is the world’s leading bookmaker with 2,400 betting shops and operates one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming businesses.

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