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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
June 30, 2021


Call for Papers

Special Issue on Esports

Guest Editor

Brett Abarbanel
Director of Research
International Gaming Institute
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Gaming Law Review is the leading peer-reviewed journal addressing important legal, regulatory, and economic issues facing today’s gaming industry.

The goal of this special issue is to update and build on our October 2017 special issue on esports and gambling. The continued and rapid evolution of esports has important legal, regulatory, policy, and consumer protection implications for gambling spaces. This special issue will look at how esports and related gambling can draw on lessons learned from the emergence of other existing gambling verticals to develop and evolve a solid regulatory structure for long-term sustainability.

We welcome empirical research, legal analysis, commentaries, and other articles from experts in the field to address the following issues related to esports:

  • History, evolution, economic analyses, and future prospects for esports
  • Regulatory questions and challenges, particularly in countries esports may fall under the jurisdiction of gaming commissions
  • Live events and the impacts of COVID-19
  • Esports betting in the US, including legislative developments and outlooks
  • Market research from regulated jurisdictions
  • Advertising and responsible messaging
  • Legal issues, including match fixing concerns and pending litigation and integrity concerns

We will consider other article or topic recommendations.

Deadline for manuscript submission: June 30, 2021

Gaming Law Review is cited more often by legal courts than any other journal. The journal provides the latest developments in legislation, regulation, and judicial decisions affecting gaming around the world, including state, federal, and tribal developments in the U.S.

Advantages of publishing in Gaming Law Review include:

  • Rapid, high-quality peer review
  • Maximum exposure: accessible in 170 countries worldwide

Please address any questions to either or both of:

Steve Ruddock – Editor-in-Chief:
Brett Abarbanel – Guest Editor: or +1.702.895.1764

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
June 30, 2021