Mark Cuban, an American film producer, investor and the famous television actor is now taking interest in the eSports. The actor believes that the sports betting laws of the United States are being tainted at present. The actor who became even more popular with ‘Shark Tank’ has also commented on the officials who have and are still trying to restrict FanDuel and DraftKings, fantasy sports giants. However, to encourage the virtual games and betting, the actor is known to wager a considerable amount of around millions on Sportradar AG, a sports data firm. He has also wagered on Unikrn, a very popular betting service.
Cuban expresses that fantasy sports has taken over the nation by storm and millions of people across all the US states have become a diehard fan of it. Due to this, sports betting will have to be legalized no matter what. All his statements and words have been remarked after keeping in mind those 46 states where sports betting is illegal.
In the words of Cuban
During an interview with Fortune, the actor remarked that legalization of the professional sports betting would take some time. He says that the courts at present, need time to analyze the matter completely and make the games available all across the nation. Cuban has also pointed out the major benefit of legalization of sports betting by commenting that it will bring in the needed revenue for the states. The states will make much profit with fantasy sports. In addition to this, the investor is all keen to witness the partnership between professional sports bookmakers and leagues.
Cuban is of view that the popularity of eSports such as League of Legends and Call of Duty will take the form of traditional sports in order to captivate the attention of more players. For example, players will then be able to bet on VR basketball games and other such exciting games. The businessperson says that the games in eSports world will increase if NBA will extend its working with the partners.
Sports betting in Europe
In Europe, public openly bets on various sports including professional soccer matches through Ladbrokes and various other betting companies. Europeans in fact, directly place bets on professional games through their phones via various betting applications. Mark Cuban looks forward to legalization of sports betting in America too just like in Europe.
In the year 2014, Cuban told ESPN that the sport betting is allowed in rest of the world but not in America. It is simply because the sports leagues in America think that Americans are not good sports bettors. He calls this ‘un-American’. However, Cuban also mentioned that the United States is likely to legalize the sports betting in next three to five years.
With Cuban, many more fans of fantasy sports are all set to witness the legalization of sports betting and add thrill to their lives. It is sure that sports betting will captivate the attention of all the Americans once it has been legalized.