Sign ‘O’ the Times

“Reasonable people can debate whether competitive video gaming is a sport, but it has at least one thing in common with football, basketball, and soccer: People like to bet on the outcome.” Bloomberg on the surprising element that makes a lot of online games a lot more popular: Virtual weapons are turning teen gamers into serious gamblers. It makes sense. As we become more distracted, it takes more to draw our attention. Teens want to play, watch, shoot, and bet all at the same time.

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