Since the dawn of time, gambling has been an indispensable part of the human culture and has prevailed in all societies as a social entertainment activity and as a way of engaging in different forms of betting. Esports stands for electronic sports which involves players competing against each other on a game which is played on electronic devices, predominantly personal computers and this gaming session is telecasted live on different forums. The concept of electronic gaming completion began in the early 1970s at Stanford University and was inaugurated with the game Spacewar.
Currently, electronic sports have taken the form of global tournaments where players from all across the world taker part and compete against each other, these games are held in stadiums with large screens and players are stationed in the centre with their gaming devices and high-speed internet connection. The whole world watches these games, all players of one team are connected to each other by a communication device and the viewers are able to listen and watch their live gameplay, interestingly, the opposition team will not be able to see or hear anything as the gaming setup is made in such a way that the players are kept within enclosures which are audio and video proof which means that these players will not know what is happening outside the enclosure, although that depends from game to game. As of now the world of gambling in the realm of electronic sports stakes is estimated to be at a whopping 15 billion US dollars worldwide. The United States of America subscribes to being a federal form of democracy where individual states have the independence and authority to create laws regarding their governance and gambling is such an activity that comes under the authority of the state, hence some states find it perfectly fine to allow gambling and tax the players while other states find it to be harmful to the moral fabric of the society.
Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is a law passed against illegal betting organisations and gambling dens in the United States of America which was introduced in 1992. On the 14th of May in 2018, the Supreme court of the country dissolved the PASPA law, also known as the Bradley act which had banned betting and gambling on a national scale. The dissolution of the Bradley act paved the way for the states to form and construct their own laws regarding betting and gambling. After the removal of the PASP Act, four states emerged as the largest contributors to America’s gambling economy, these states were Nevada, New Jersey and Mississippi. These states chose to make gambling a legal activity and impose hefty taxes on them to boost the economy.