Ayecarumba
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August 29th, 2016 at 2:51:51 PM permalink
I note that the Downtown Grand has a dedicated area for eSports, which in this context means an area where video game players can compete. It has monitors, game systems, cpu's and chairs in a dedicated space. There was a schedule of upcoming tournaments that included Madden NFL football and Call of Duty.

Can others wager on the outcome of these tournaments?
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shrimpboatcapt
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August 29th, 2016 at 7:13:35 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I note that the Downtown Grand has a dedicated area for eSports, which in this context means an area where video game players can compete. It has monitors, game systems, cpu's and chairs in a dedicated space. There was a schedule of upcoming tournaments that included Madden NFL football and Call of Duty.



They should market this as teenager daycare :)

Quote: Ayecarumba

Can others wager on the outcome of these tournaments?



That depends on whether or not you have enough lunch money left :)
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August 29th, 2016 at 7:52:00 PM permalink
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August 29th, 2016 at 9:02:04 PM permalink
Gold Strike in Jean has 1990s era arcade games downstairs where you don't even have to put in quarters. Just hit start and you can play.

Quote: Ayecarumba

Can others wager on the outcome of these tournaments?



There is more bet more on these tournaments than on golf tournaments: http://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachricht/7250369-pinnacle-sports-bookmaker-accepts-one-millionth-esports-bet
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August 29th, 2016 at 9:12:41 PM permalink
The inventor of Pong had trouble getting financing Why ? Because banks thought it was too close to pinball, which the public associated with the Mafia.
RS
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August 29th, 2016 at 9:15:58 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

There is more bet more on these tournaments than on golf tournaments: http://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachricht/7250369-pinnacle-sports-bookmaker-accepts-one-millionth-esports-bet



I don't know how much winners in golf tournaments get....but the largest prize pool in an eSports tournament was Dota 2's The International (2016) with a $20 million prize pool.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_International_(Dota_2)#2016
and
http://www.esportsearnings.com/tournaments
tringlomane
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August 29th, 2016 at 9:47:51 PM permalink
Quote: RS

I don't know how much winners in golf tournaments get....but the largest prize pool in an eSports tournament was Dota 2's The International (2016) with a $20 million prize pool.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_International_(Dota_2)#2016
and
http://www.esportsearnings.com/tournaments



The PGA tour gives anywhere from $1M to $1.5M to the winner every week for over 10 months of the year. All major champions won $1.8M this year.

125th on the money list on the PGA Tour last year won $747,899. This position is notable because that is the lowest position on the money list that automatically qualifies for the tour the next season.
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August 30th, 2016 at 6:27:49 AM permalink
Quote: TomG

Gold Strike in Jean has 1990s era arcade games downstairs where you don't even have to put in quarters. Just hit start and you can play.



OMG this is good info.
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August 30th, 2016 at 6:59:57 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

OMG this is good info.

Agreed, I love arcades as I was always a gamer growing up.

So if the Downtown Grand has Halo (any of them), I think I'll skip gambling and just play this on my next trip...
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August 30th, 2016 at 7:16:56 AM permalink
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