Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Las Vegas bets big on new esports arena attracting millennials

Set to open Friday, a new esports arena could hold the cards for the future of Las Vegas. Or, so it hopes. The 15,000 square foot venue features all the glitz and glamor of a professional arena: lights, large screens for spectators, even a tunnel for athletes — and I use the term loosely — to walk out to throngs of screaming fans. The city hopes the leap into esports could attract the oh-so-coveted millennial audience — 15- to 34-year-olds who have big spending power but aren’t necessarily interested in traditional gambling — to the city. Seth Schorr, CEO of Fifth…

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