Newark, New Jersey--(Newsfile Corp. - June 11, 2021) - Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (or the "Company") is proud to announce that over the past week two executives, CFO Dan Marks and VP of Strategy Jeff Cohen, have been invited to testify in front of the Ohio State Senate Select Committee on Gaming as advocates for the esports industry. As a result of their testimony, as well as testimony from Jonah Blake of Game Fund Partners, and the Committee's recognition of esports as a major area of interest for the state of Ohio, the current proposed Senate Sports Wagering Sub Bill 176 includes esports as an eligible sport to be wagered upon.
"Ohio's recognition of esports and its inclusion in Sub Bill 176 is a major step forward for both EEG as well as the entire esports industry," commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. "This, in addition to the recent announcement of our partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers, solidifies Ohio as a strategic gaming jurisdiction for EEG," continued Johnson. "We intend to build several Helix Centers as well as bring our Vie esports betting platform and look to form additional partnerships with major sports organizations in the state. We look forward to working with the Ohio legislature and our strategic partners to create a robust gaming ecosystem in the state. We believe Ohio can form a model for innovation and investment in esports that other states will follow."
See below for links to the testimonies:
*EEG testimony starts 8 mins in*
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Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is an esports and iGaming company. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
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