LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The futures of gambling and gaming converged at the Esports & Casino Resorts conference hosted October 25th and 26th at the SLS Las Vegas.
Produced by Narus Advisors, Esports & Casino Resorts featured actionable discussions on topics such as integrating esports into a casino environment, bringing esports into sportsbooks, and how esports can support the coming wave of skill-based gambling machines. The conference concluded with a tour of Millennial Esports' new Downtown Las Vegas arena.
Along with Millennial Esports, the conference showcased product and service solutions from sponsors Allied Esports, Bet Genius, GameCo, Ifrah Law, and Leet.gg.
"As video games and casinos coincide, the Naruscope conference provided a unique experience to bring together these industries and establish partnerships across boundaries," said Blaine Graboyes,CEO of GameCo Inc. "GameCo is proud to have supported the event and appreciated the opportunity to discuss our product, the first skill-based video game gambling machine (VGM) approved by any gaming regulator."
Additionally, conference attendees heard pitches from the three finalists of Manatt Digital's Esports Startup Launchpad contest. Broadcast engagement platform Maestro was awarded the top prize, besting dozens of entries and winning $50,000 in professional services from Manatt and Narus.
"Esports & Casino Resorts is a well-conceived and well-executed conference," said Chris Krafcik, Research Director, North America, GamblingCompliance. "It is a must-attend event for any industry analyst or decision-maker who is assessing possible and exploitable points of collision between esports, video and skill gaming, and gambling."
"Naruscope was one of the most productive esport business events I've participated in," said Steve Arhancet, CEO of Team Liquid. "The quality of the attendees, the specificity of the content and the presenters were top notch. We were able to start conversations on potential new partners that
would not have happened otherwise."
The year ahead will transform the relationship between gaming and gambling. Las Vegas is on track to take the first legal sports bet on an esports match before 2016 ends. Experts expect that at least one major Las Vegas Strip property will announce the development of a permanent esports arena to compliment Millennial Esports' downtown esports hub. And casinos across the U.S. are set to accelerate their hosting of live esports events and deployment of video game-themed gambling machines.
Those and other topics will form the foundation of the 2017 edition of the Esports & Casino Resorts conference.
Visit Naruscope.com for a look back at the conference and for future event updates.
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ABOUT NARUS ADVISORS
Specializing in esports, DFS, and regulated online gambling, Narus Advisors provide clients with a roadmap to expand their revenue, audience, and brand presence. The agency was formed by gaming and entertainment industry veterans John Caldwell, Chris Grove, and Steve "Chops" Preiss. Collectively, the partners bring diverse yet complementary experience to every client engagement, including high-level business strategy, content creation and promulgation plans, driving sales and sponsorship, and guidance through emerging markets.
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