Esports amenities attract customers to Downtown Grand
On a recent Friday night, Isaac Perez walked out of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino $250 richer.
But it wasn’t because he wagered his money at a slot machine or tried his hand at blackjack.
He won a “Street Fighter V” video game tournament.
“We are at the convergence of eSports and gaming,” said Carson Knuth, co-founder of LEET, a startup that has been operating esports tournaments at Downtown Grand since January. “Our whole vision is that the 21st or 22nd casino floor would be video games and gambling.”