Daily Infographic: The Surprisingly Long History of E-Sports Betting

Would you believe the history of e-sports betting dates back to the 1970s? It’s true. Check out its surprisingly long lineage in our daily infographic, right here.

aNewDomain — The history of e-sports betting stretches back longer than you probably think. Back in 1972, Stanford University sponsored a SpaceWar contest. The winnings? A one-year subscription to Rolling Stone. And the competition — not to mention the stakes — have been rising ever since. Check out the History of E-sports Betting infographic, below.


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