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MGM developing golf skills gambling game

Written by Ben Blaschke

MGM is in the process of developing a unique skill-based golf game combining gambling with a range of typical golf skills such as putting, driving and accuracy.

The latest innovation at its brand new Golfstream indoor laser golf course, which opened for business in December at MGM Grand Las Vegas, the games are currently being looked at by Nevada gaming regulators and would include competitions as a 30-second timed putting challenge, a closest-to-the-pin challenge and a longest drive challenge. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, players would progress through rounds based on their accrued points with cash prizes set aside for the top performers.

Non-cash competitions are already in operation at Golfstream, whose features include artificial greens that can be manipulated to add slope; giant screens showing the world’s great fairways into which players blast golf balls; and a lounge area to sit back and relax.

GolfStream is part of MGM Grand’s 12,000 square foot Level Up space which has been developed to attract Millennials to the property, located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.

It includes a range of traditional video games for those who don’t want to gamble as well as low limit blackjack and roulette and Konami’s skill-based Frogger game.