U.S. casinos are turning to videogame competitions to attract younger visitors and turn around years of subdued growth. MGM Resorts International plans to convert a former nightclub at its Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas into a permanent venue for hosting esports contests starting next year, the company said Tuesday.
The United States just celebrated its 244th birthday, which is like being a 24-year-old compared to the United Kingdom, a 15-year-old compared to France and just 8 months old when compared to China. We are a young nation, and sometimes we can’t help acting that way.
Participating in the Next Generation of Venues panel at this week’s SBC Digital Summit North America, Seth Schorr – CEO of Fifth Street Gaming told delegates that progressive companies like DraftKings and FanDuel which are “technology companies at their core”, have a dramatic impact on why so much betting is taking place on mobile devices as opposed to the retail environment.