To be clear, eSports isn’t new to Las Vegas.There has been a lot of buzz around the eSports for the past couple of years. The buzz comes with good reason. Marketing firm NewZoo projects that eSports revenue will reach $696 million by the end of 2017.
It feels as if Las Vegas has been on a tear with news and rumors lately. I enjoyed finding time just sorting through the headlines. Well, June starts off on the other foot. There’s not much new or interesting to report. Expect this to be a quick look at what’s new in Las Vegas this week.
I usually go into the weekend with one or two pages of notes with the Las Vegas news. There are three pages of fun today. There’s a lot of information this week, so buckle up! I’ll try to keep everything short, sweet and easy to read.
This week will be a bit different format for Vegas News. The article begins linking to another story because you love parking and jumps right into rumors. There was so much news last week that I’m just giving a bunch of quick hits for you to read directly from the sources.
You may remember that Caesars Entertainment announced they’ll be increasing resort fees at their Las Vegas properties just last week. Well, it didn’t take long for MGM Resorts International to join them. Las Vegas Jaunt shared information that MGM Resorts International will raise their Vegas resort fees in March.
There was a lot of Vegas news that I’d like to discuss from last week, so let’s just hop into it. Gambling, Events and Tid-Bits
There was a lot of hotel news last week but not all of it is relevant to your visits to Las Vegas. With that in mind, let’s start with the hotel news that actually matters in the near future. When the Blackstone Group purchased the Cosmopolitan in 2014, they detailed very specific plans to turn around the casino which didn’t have a profitable quarter since opening.
Despite the rapidly growing popularity of eSports around the world, it’s just reaching this city that sees over 42 million tourists a year. Today we’ll look at what eSports is, who enjoys it and why it matters to Las Vegas.
Before heading into Las Vegas news, I want to take a minute to wish my father, Joe, and all the