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eSports and Sports Betting; Is There a Difference?

If you’re in the habit of following discussions around sports online, you’ve probably heard the terms ‘Sports betting’ and ‘eSports’. The two terms are used so frequently in similar contexts and conversations that you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the exact same thing.

In reality, both are unique concepts with their own platforms, fans, rules, and overall community. Knowing the difference between the two will help you know which is right for you and how best to go about pursuing it. But what exactly does each mean? And what are their differences and similarities?

What is eSports?

As you might have guessed, eSports stands for electronic sports and refers to a form of gameplay using electronic devices like video game equipment. Now, keep in mind, eSports games are not just sports-based video games like FIFA. Instead, eSports is an umbrella term for all sorts of multiplayer video games that can be enjoyed in teams or individually.