Colorado’s Sky Ute Casino latest to embrace betting on esports Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle · December 16, 2020 at 4:09 pm With a pandemic sweeping across the world and sports wagering options limited for bettors, there has been much talk about how eSports filled the gap early in 2020 and what might “stick” going forward. Operators are finding it’s an open question with myriad answers. But a casino announced it will launch an eSports-only mobile/online sportsbook and the creation of a new eSports league made news, perhaps providing further proof that those in the know believe eSports and eSports betting are the next big thing. Colorado’s Sky Ute Casino is betting there’s enough interest to dedicate an entire digital sportsbook to the venture. The tribe, along with partners USBookmaking and GameCo, on Wednesday morning announced it will launch the nation’s first “dedicated eSports sportsbook.” The book will be available in Colorado only.