87°F
weather icon Clear

Esports and Video Gaming

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.

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.

THE LATEST
 
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.

Downtown Las Vegas nightclub, The Nerd, aims for ‘anti-club atmosphere’

They could have been rivals, but Nick Fotheringham and Jonathan Borchetta realized they’d make better business partners. The result is The Nerd, a new nightclub in Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St. “I wanted to do a comic-con-themed venue,” Borchetta said. “It’s a self-indulgence really. I wanted to fill it with cool stuff I liked.”