University of Nevada, Las Vegas will offer a course on esports

By Mike Minotti, VentureBeat

At college, you can learn about math, history, science… and esports.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced today that it is offering its students a new course this fall on esports, the growing gaming field centered around competitive gaming players and spectators, as a part of its International Gaming Institute. Research firm SuperData expects the esports market to reach $1.23 billion by 2019. What’s interesting here is that Las Vegas is also known for a different kind of gaming — gambling — and this course will also tie into the casino market.

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