GameWorks Las Vegas

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GameWorks Las Vegas
Location: 3785 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
Opened: 1997-05-10[1]
Closed: 2012-03-11[2]

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GameWorks Las Vegas was a GameWorks entertainment center opened by Sega GameWorks. Launched in May 1997 on the lower floors of Showcase Mall as the second location after GameWorks Seattle, GameWorks Las Vegas was the largest facility to be opened under the chain at 47,000 square meters; it being the company's flagship venue in the United States.

Despite its flagship status and position as a major family tourist attraction on the main Vegas strip, the venue's subsequent poor attendance and high rent costs led to it contributing to the venture's unprofitability; shortly after being sold by Sega alongside the other remaining locations, GameWorks Las Vegas was closed permanently in March 2012 in favour of a new lower-cost location aimed at locals.

Homages to the location can be found in L.A. Machineguns and the more recent StarHorse4.

History

Main article: GameWorks Las Vegas/History.

Credits

  • Design: Cunningham Group
  • Principal in Charge: Jim Sheidel
  • Project Manager: Jonathan Watts
  • Design Team: Tracy Wade, Mike Prendergast, Shaun Jennings, Pauline Lyders
  • Interior Design Team: Tom Bolin, Jan Dufault, Jim Lewison
For GameWorks
  • Project Manager: Tim Sepielli
  • Director of Design Production: Jim Scheiter
  • Sr. Concept Designer: Stuart Bailey
Source:
Entertainment Destinations; Martin M. Pegler

Magazine articles

Main article: GameWorks Las Vegas/Magazine articles.

Photographs

Main article: Photos of GameWorks Las Vegas

External links

References


Sega-related venues in the United States
GameWorks
GameWorks Seattle (1997) | GameWorks Las Vegas (1997) | GameWorks Ontario (1997) | GameWorks Grapevine (1997) | GameWorks Tempe (1997) | GameWorks Auburn Hills (1998) | GameWorks Orange County (1998) | GameWorks Miami (1999) | GameWorks Sawgrass Mills (1999) | GameWorks Chicago (1999) | GameWorks Columbus (1999) | GameWorks Irvine (1999) | GameWorks Tampa (2000) | GameWorks Newport (2002) | GameWorks Minneapolis (2002) | GameWorks Long Beach (2003)
GameWorks Studio
Sega Center
Sega City
Sega City Indianapolis (1995) | Sega City Cedar Park (1995) | Sega City Irvine (1995) | Sega City Lone Tree (1996) | Sega City Albuquerque (1997) | Sega City Baltimore (199X) | Sega City San Jose (199X)
Time-Out
Others
P.J. Pizzazz (1980) | Game City (1992) | Sega VirtuaLand (1993) | Innoventions (1994) | Sega Speedway (1995) | Sega Station Kansas City (1996) | World Sports Grille (2008)