Best of Las Vegas: Insert Coin(s) Can’t Lose
Written by: Ryan Brunty || 2012-07-27
Walking into Insert Coin(s) is a lot like walking into a Best Buy: The place is bursting with high technology. More than 20 enormous flat screens connected to gaming systems surround the bar with some 50 arcade-style video games lined along the walls. If you like video games, this place is for you. If you like to drink and play video games, you might become addicted.
In a model that turns the typical bar-going experience in Las Vegas on its head, as long as you’re drinking, it is the gaming that’s free. If you’re drinking at the bar, there are 12 systems up for grabs, and there are eight more exclusive booths against the wall where a $25 bar tab gets you the booth and the gaming system complete with extra wide big screens mounted on a pole.
The technology going on in Insert Coin(s) is awe-inspiring. This small Downtown Vegas bar is the #2 buyer for games nationwide from Game Stop. They play regular television, usually sports, and if you’re really into video games you can watch what the people in the booths are playing on an enormous television above the players. It’s all complementary and not distracting. It’s has some magic, too: televisions everywhere, not a single wire to be seen in the whole damn place.
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