MGM Grand and Golfstream Announce First Skill-based Sports Tournaments at LEVEL UP in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (March 30, 2017)  Golfstream, the world’s first indoor laser golf course and private suite, and MGM Grand, announced today they will be hosting the first skill-based sports tournament-for-cash on a Las Vegas casino floor at the resort’s new interactive lounge LEVEL UP.  
 
As part of MGM’s brand new “place to play” concept, LEVEL UP introduces cutting-edge, interactive, skill-based entertainment geared toward the next generation of gamers, as well as existing players seeking innovation. Adding to the experience, Golfstream, a member of the Nevada eSports Alliance, and MGM Grand will launch skill-based tournaments that can be played on the world’s most famous golf holes with moving greens and laser guidance, while also offering interactive putting and other mini-games for players of all skill levels.
 
“We have created a fun, social atmosphere at LEVEL UP that gives the next generation of gamers the entertainment experience they have come to expect from MGM Grand,” said Scott Sibella, President and COO of MGM Grand.  “Our partners at Golfstream have developed a skill-based game using the industry’s leading technology, one that is certain to attract golf fans and sports enthusiasts to their future tournaments.”
 
The skill-based sports tournaments mark the first time players in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes using their golf skills, rather than relying on luck. Kicking off in conjunction with the highly anticipated men’s college basketball semifinal tournament games this weekend, the Golfstream Suite will utilize its moving greens, laser guidance on the greens, and VR golf simulators to initially offer three different types of tournaments: a 30-second timed Putting Challenge, a Closest to the Pin Challenge and a Longest Drive Challenge. Each tournament begins with up to 50 players and includes three rounds. The four players with the highest scores at the end of the first round will advance to the semi-finals, and the top two will compete for the grand prize.
 
Darren Dummit, Co-Founder and CEO of Golfstream, said, “We are excited to be at the forefront of this new era where technological advances and interactive, skill-based activities are changing the Las Vegas landscape. Pulling a lever on a slot machine is terrific, but rolling in a putt on the casino floor for cash and prizes is something truly unique that we’re all excited to bring to Las Vegas. Contests like this have been a staple at golf courses around the world, we’ve just added some really cool technology to improve the experience - and bring it indoors next to Hakkasan and the MGM Grand Race and Sports Book.”
 
Now, as a mainstay at MGM Grand’s LEVEL UP, Golfstream players can experience a one-of-a-kind augmented reality while enjoying a luxurious VIP lounge, food and beverage service, and a private model caddy. While skill-based tournaments will be held on an ongoing basis, the Golfstream Suite is also available for group reservations and open for walk-up use
 
For more information about Golfstream and the skill-based tournaments, or to reserve the Golfstream Suite, go to PlayGolfstream.com and follow: @PlayGlolfstream on Twitter, @PlayGolfstream on Instagram and /PlayGolfstream on Facebook.
 
For media requests, please contact Jessica Hofmann at Jessica@stanton-company.com.
 

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ABOUT GOLFSTREAM
Golfstream develops, manufactures and operates cutting-edge live entertainment suites, fueled by technology created by rocket scientists. The Golfstream Suite allows you to play on the world’s most famous golf holes, with moving greens and laser guidance, while also offering interactive putting and other mini-games for players of all skill levels. The experience is built around a luxurious VIP lounge area accompanied by food and beverage offerings and a private model caddy. Golfstream launched its first permanent location in 2017 in Las Vegas on the casino floor at MGM Grand and is the first-ever AR/VR product on a casino floor. Golfstream is partnered with MGM Resorts, Hakkasan, Topgolf, and Major Series of Putting, as well as being a member of the Nevada eSports Alliance and a finalist for the HSBC Golf Business Forum Innovation Award. 
 
ABOUT LEVEL UP
Changing the way Las Vegas views lounge entertainment, LEVEL UP presents a new era in interactive, skill-based fun. Located inside MGM Grand between Hakkasan Nightclub and the MGM Grand Race and Sports Book, the tech savvy, adult playground features pay-to-play offerings in a social atmosphere, designed not only to attract the next generation of players, but existing players seeking innovation. The exciting new ‘place to play’ concept offers an extensive selection of traditional activities all while putting an inventive twist on the latest in peer-to-peer experiences. In addition to the next level entertainment, the 12,000-square-foot venue features the “Live Lucky Bar” offering a variety of craft beers and specialty cocktails, a live DJ, and endless entertainment across the multiple screens on display.
For more information please visit leveluplv.com. Guests can also find LEVEL UP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Guests must be 21 years or older. 

ABOUT MGM GRAND
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas. In addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center, the resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog
 

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