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#US #Sportsbooks Begin Taking Legal #Bets On #Chess by @US_Bets @BrianPempus

Chess is one of the world’s most popular games, but it took the COVID-19 crisis to put it on the betting menu in the nascent legal U.S. online sports betting industry.

On Wednesday, William Hill, a legal online/mobile book in Nevada and elsewhere, began taking wagers on the ongoing 2020 FIDE Candidates tournament. As of Wednesday, the bets were only allowed in Nevada. The Silver State recently closed all of its brick-and-mortar casinos, including the retail sportsbooks.

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