PinnacleSports.com has just become the first sports book to accept wagers on a professional chess league, the U.S. Chess League in this case.
The website is taking wagers on all team matches and every individual game in the new Wednesday night eight-team league thats comprised of players from cities across the U.S.
PinnacleSports.com spokesman Kyle Fratini says it was only a matter of time before the game became a hotbed for gambling activity, adding, Theres just a huge following for the game.
Bettors can follow the action-packed matches via online video stream at chessclub.com and internet radio at chessfm.com. Fratini confirms, Yes, it is play-by-play.
Being able to bet on bull riding, dart games and bowling leagues may not be far off now, Fratini admits, adding, No one ever thought chess would become a gambling sport.
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