93°F
weather icon Light Rain

Esports and Video Gaming

THE LATEST
SkillCon attracts the super talented to Las Vegas

SkillCon, a three-day expo underway at the Rio’s Pavilion, showcases a variety of competitive skills in action. Among them: Rubik’s Cube speed-solving, juggling, bodybuilding, eSports, fidget-spinning, dodge ball, robotics and weightlifting.

 
New business ideas expected to emerge at Startup Weekend

In 2015, North Las Vegas-resident Mike Ziethlow had an idea for creating something like a Yelp for independent music, but he didn’t know how to turn that idea into a product.

Esports a ‘new emphasis’ at G2E

Last year show organizers say there were two sessions dedicated to esports at the Global Gaming Expo, the annual international gaming trade show and conference presented by the American Gaming Association.

New products, Magic Johnson appearing at G2E in Las Vegas

Thousands of gaming devices will be on display at the Sands Expo Center for the Global Gaming Expo, the world’s largest gaming industry trade show.

 
Video game players get varsity treatment on college campuses

On college campuses, varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as schools tap into the rising popularity of competitive gaming.

Esport wagering remains murky area for casinos

The casino industry is working to integrate gambling with esports, or competitive video gaming. But it’s already happening inside Las Vegas casinos — and has been since at least 2005.

Las Vegas may be ‘something special’ for esports industry

It’s an industry that does not yet completely exist but is expected to generate millions of dollars. The emerging global esports industry generated $352 million in revenue in 2015 and is slated to generate $1.1 billion in 2019, according to a 2016 report

Interactive experiences seen as big part of casinos’ futures

Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world, participants in a major gambling conference predicted Wednesday.