US gamblers can’t wager on actual NBA games at the moment thanks to the COVID-19 shutdown but they can put money down on virtual/esports versions of the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks.
Colorado, which only recently launched legal sports betting on May 1st, is also one of the few U.S. states to give the go ahead to esports betting. Under Colorado sports betting laws, as long as a sports governing body regulates a video game competition, sportsbooks are free to offer wagers on the esports events. We hope that NJ, PA, Indiana and maybe New York will follow and allow betting on NBA 2K and other games.
What is NBA 2K League?
The NBA 2K League is a joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive. It is a professional esports league featuring the best NBA 2K players in the world. It’s also the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league.
Teams & Season
The NBA 2K League season began play on May 5th. There are 23 teams participating in league play. Teams consist of five players, each taking on their own persona on the court as opposed to operating a virtual version of an actual player on the team. The NBA held tryout camps to determine the best players to participate in the league.
Games, which are contested Tuesday-Friday with a 7 p.m. ET start time, are being carried live on ESPN, YouTube.com and Twitch.tv. NBA 2K League content has generated more than 373 million video views across all NBA and NBA 2K League social media platforms.
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