The Flagship will be launched in Las Vegas – Of Course
GameWorks has recently completed a deal with SCCG Management to bring eSports Lounges to casinos throughout the U.S. eSports currently is receiving the high level ‘buzz’ and the following that virtual reality (VR) dominates. eSports is the arena (in real physical space and/or through the Internet) where players compete on PC’s or console-based video games. eSports is growing and now competes with traditional sports. Now for the first time, gamblers will have the opportunity to legally bet on both eSports and traditional sports in one venue – the casino!!!!
As reported by RePlay: Under the agreement, the companies will offer casino operators an opportunity to seamlessly introduce eSports to their guests, through competition and wagering. The new venue-based concept, ‘Play by GameWorks’ adds skill-based peer-to-peer wagering to a variety of popular PC and console games.
‘Play by GameWorks’ takes up 10,000 to12,000 sq. ft., and holds 20-40 PCs and consoles. These venues will be able to host large tournaments, parties and more, with every ‘Play’ location containing a 100-seat restaurant, called ‘The Works Kitchen’. Lounges will offer a range of event-based programming to bring in both men and women, ages 21 and over.
“Esports, or competitive video gaming, is an enormous, ever-increasing global activity. For the first time, through our joint offering with SCCG Management, Play by GameWorks will afford the casino industry the ability to allow people to play competitively through peer-to-peer wagering, in a safe, enjoyable and lively environment,” said Phillip Kaplan, CEO at GameWorks. “The casino of the future should feature competitive esports in the same way it incorporates poker or progressive slot machines, and with Play by GameWorks, that’s exactly what we’ve created.”
Stephen Crystal, managing director at SCCG Management, added: “Play by GameWorks combines SCCG’s deep domain expertise in casino operations with GameWorks’ best-of-breed eSports operational experience. Together, we immediately present casino operators an easy and complete approach to capitalize on the fast-emergence of esports, consistent with our industry business model, through our new cutting-edge lounges.”