Gamers to gather at Bally’s for ‘Mortal Kombat 9’ tournament
Wed, May 4, 2011 (6:09 p.m.)
Fancy yourself a Mortal Kombat junkie? Then be at Bally’s on May 14 & 15.
If you’ve seen the documentary The King of Kong, you know: Videogame competition is just as fierce as any contact sport. So imagine the brutality when the game at issue isn’t based around a pissy gorilla but a rabid desire to beat your opponent into a blood-soaked, lifeless stump. Sounds fun, right? Nearly 20 years after the first ninjas and warriors launched into a dizzying series of kicks, punches, flips and fatalities, Mortal Kombat 9 is bringing quick-thumbed competitors from across the country to compete in a national tournament May 14-15 at Bally’s. Sign up online at pdptournaments.com through May 9 for a chance to take home $10,000 in cash and, perhaps more importantly, the ultimate beatdown bragging rights. Finish them!
Bally's Las Vegas
Step into the light at Bally's Las Vegas. The neon-lit entryway stands out as a symbol of Las Vegas surrounded by a series of neon columns. Bally's opened in 1973 as the original MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and has since become a mix of old and new Vegas. The 139,251-square foot property includes 1,050 slot machines, 58 gaming tables, 14 poker tables and 2,814 hotel rooms.
The showgirls take center stage in "Jubilee," a cabaret show celebrating the classic showgirls. Other entertainment options include "Tony and Tina's Wedding" dinner show and the L.A. Comedy Club.
Bally's Steakhouse serves classic steaks, chops and seafood in an elegant New England hunt club-style atmosphere. On Sundays, the Sterling Brunch offers bottomless premium Champagne, caviar and whole lobster. Bally's race and sports book deserves a mention for having about 200 seats and being surrounded by comfort foods like Sbarro's pizza, Nathan's Famous for hot dogs and Ichiban's for sushi.
3645 Las Vegas Blvd., S.