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Players Battle Esports In Las Vegas

With specialized interactive casino games and eSport competitions, the next wave of gaming has arrived on The Strip ESports have exploded in Las Vegas: Two new arenas are attracting gamers from around the world, to battle for big money.

This spring, two events were held at Caesars Entertainment Studios, located behind Bally’s Las Vegas. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the second annual Gears Pro Circuit Las Vegas Open returned with teams competing head-to-head in Gears of War 4 for a prize pool of $150,000.

The H1Z1 Pro League, the first professional battle royale eSports league, also kicked off its season with 75 players. “The teams participating are comprised of the best battle royale players in the world,” explains Jace Hall, cochairman of Twin Galaxies. “We’re in for an action-packed first season.”

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

The Wall Gaming Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Wall Gaming Lounge

The growing eSports phenomenon has led to a permanent gaming lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The 24,000-square-foot Wall Gaming Lounge has 42 high-performance Alienware gaming stations and console areas powered by NVIDIA GeForce. The Wall will host real-money tournaments and eSports competitions with cash prizes. The space also sports a self-serve beverage wall and nearby food offerings to keep players in the game.

Ready. Set. Bet! Right From Your Phone

Have you downloaded “Caesars Sports?” This phone app allows users to wager on games right from their mobile device. Users must be at least 21 years old and physically within Nevada’s borders to place a wager. Download today in the app store, then reserve your seat at the Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book online at caesarspalace.com to watch the game

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