Now Sky Ute Casino Resort will debut the first-ever dedicated esports sportsbook in the United States, available digitally at its casino for all players in Colorado, and to residents and visitors in the state online through desktop, mobile and interactive devices.
The esports book will offer 24/7 in-play wagering through a partnership with GameCO and USBookmaking, which also launched the casino’s Sky Ute SportsBook in June, while major league sports were on hold. The state opened up sports betting statewide in November 2019.
“Esports mobile betting has always been on the horizon and now the Sky Ute Casino Resort is excited to enter the arena. In conjunction with Sky Ute Casino’s service providers, U.S. Bookmaking, and GameCo, Sky Ute selected these associates to provide a unique customer experience that will infuse the world of esports with the excitement of the casino industry,” said Travis Garlick, Assistant General Manager for Sky Ute Casino Resort.
In Europe, where esports have been legal for years, esports remain one of their top five “sports” in terms of betting handle. Blaine Graboyes, founder and CEO of GameCo, sees that as an indication of how esports will fare across Colorado through the partnership with Sky Ute Casino Resort and USBookmaking.
Graboyes commented: “We are thrilled to provide a comprehensive solution that enhances the esports betting industry for our Colorado players wherever and whenever they want to play, and we’re looking forward to bringing these kinds of innovations to additional US markets soon.”