LAS VEGAS, Nev.—“Man, I’m usually in a suit, but it’s too fucking hot today,” a scalper told me a few hours before the big fight. It truly was too fucking hot. A police dog had to wear booties to protect his feet. This particular scalper was forced halfway inside, working the buffer area between the two sets of doors…
Full wagering is illegal in 49 states, but sports betting is big business, with billions wagered each year—and everyone knows it. Lines and moves are discussed openly on TV, and covers are mentioned right next to game stories. Media outlets nationwide turn to a handful of people for insight and predictions into point…
It's possible your next trip to Las Vegas could benefit from your many years of video game playing, Kotaku readers. The Las Vegas Sun reports the Nevada senate committee is currently mulling a bill that would would pave the way for regulators to allow games that reward skill.
A Las Vegas woman was tied to a chair for six hours, had her head shaved and was forced to take pills and drink alcoholic drinks while her captors demanded a PSP as ransom, according to local news reports yesterday. Both suspects are still at large.
Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
No, it doesn't have a sports book. But the EA Sports Bar at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas will feature Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s, six high definition televisions, and an assortment of, duh, EA Sports titles for patrons to play.
Hooters Casino Hotel's newest addition is a 21-and-over video game arcade that features classic arcade games, drink-serving "gamer girls" and private video game console booths.
The official website for MineCon, the first annual celebration of all things MineCraft, is incredibly difficult to get to at the moment, as tickets for the big November event have officially gone on sale for $99 apiece.
Six months before Minecraft's full release is due, creator Markus "Notch" Persson is pondering a gala event in Vegas on its release day - MinecraftCon, on 11/11/11, "with all of [development studio] Mojang going there, and us pushing out the final release live on stage or something." Would you pay to see that?
The idea, says Christopher LaPorte, is you'll come into his club, sit on a large, luxurious couch, and examine a list handed to you by an attractive cocktail waitress. You'll then say something like, "I'll have the Mega Man 3, 1990. Please bring two controllers."
Fremont Street in Las Vegas is where you find the low rollers. The five-dollar tables and four-dollar steaks. It's a district with lower rents and higher ambitions, and that's where one gaming-themed bar is set to open this spring.
"Walking around in drunken stupors, puking on the sidewalks, dancing naked in fountains, that sort of thing." Fallout: New Vegas area designer Eric Fenstermaker sums up the Las Vegas strip in one sentence in the latest developer diary.
EVO, the annual fighting game world championships, draws thousands of players competing in six games. It has helped create gaming stars like 2010 Super Street Fighter IV champion Daigo Umehara, and a reputation for unbelievable game-play seen nowhere else.
It's time to learn the date of the annual gathering of Sony Online Entertainment players, who will be flocking to Las Vegas this August to awkwardly realize that no one is really a Wood Elf, and the world is sad.
EA and Pizza Hut have teamed up for the Rumble in the Ring Ultimate Fight Sweepstakes, in which entrants can win a custom Xbox 360 or a trip to watch men punching each other.
The big gameplay reveal of Cryptic's Star Trek Online is taking place this Sunday in Las Vegas, with a special guest appearance from Spock, who portrays Leonard Nimoy in real life. If you, like me, have spent several hours sitting in the corner curled up in a ball crying because you couldn't be there, dry those…
SOE is now accepting registration monies for their 2008 SOE Fan Faire, being held August 14th through the 17th at the Las Vegas Hilton in beautiful downtown...you know. $89 gets you an All-Access pass, which secures you a sneak-peek at "three monumental new games in development". Interesting.