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Get In The Game: Video Gaming In Las Vegas

Last updated: April 4, 2019 at 9:54 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on Get In The Game: Video Gaming In Las Vegas.

Tables, slots, sports books – Las Vegas is all about gaming. But what about the other kind of “gaming” – the kind with scores and leaderboards, keyboards and controllers, and increasingly – VR goggles?

Vegas has its fair share of spots where you can escape into an alternate reality for a few hours, and we’ve rounded up some of our best below. Game on!

VR Adventures at The LINQ Promenade.

Get into the game – truly – at VR Adventures at The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Immerse Yourself in New Worlds at VR Adventures

Are you ready to shake up your reality?

VR Adventures at The LINQ Promenade offers four unique virtual reality experiences that use Oculus Rift technology to immerse guests in a three-dimensional world.

Guests can enter one of four different VR game experiences to be transported into: “Screaming Skydive,” where you can zipline and parachute over a virtual recreation of Las Vegas; “Soaring Superhero,” which lets you fly through the city in search of hidden hot air balloons; “House of Horrors,” in which you must escape a haunted house without disturbing the ghouls within; and “Fly N’ Shoot,” a flight simulator where you must shoot down enemy fighters as you fly and roll through the air.

The Wall Gaming Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

It’s esports central at The Wall Gaming Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Game, Grub and More at The Wall

Gamers will find a throng of reasons to get their game on at The Wall Gaming Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – the first being the pour-your-own beverage wall, featuring more than 50 beers and energy drinks on tap.

High-spec Alienware Aurora rigs power the PC gaming here, alongside a selection of consoles and classic arcade games. Fire up recent favorites Fortnite, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ and play with peak performance.

There’s also mobile food ordering and a menu including hearty game-fueling grub like fries, burgers, craft beer and signature cocktails named after gaming icons.

Caesars Rewards members get their first hour of game play free, or your guests can get five hours of play for $15 with food purchase.

Play Through Game Day at The Book

Rendering of The Book at The Linq Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Book is a fresh new take on the sports book. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Video games at the sports book? You bet.

The Book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino is the Las Vegas Strip’s most innovative race and sports book to date, but you can also watch the day’s sports events and follow it up with a few gaming rounds.

When you book a fan cave, one of 12 rentable “living rooms” at The Book, for you and your friends, you’ll also get access to a 98-inch TV (that can be split into four screens), two 49-inch TVs, an Xbox One console, a VR rig and more.

So, not thrilled about the outcome of Sunday’s football games? Try it again on Xbox and change the course of history… kind of.

And when you get hungry, you won’t have to leave your cave. Place a mobile order from the nearby Sticky Chicken food truck or order some bottle service and turn game day into a party.

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Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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