Insert Coin(s) video game bar expands from Vegas to Minneapolis

Insert Coin(s), a video game bar nestled in the heart of old Vegas on Fremont St., is expanding to Minneapolis.

Insert Coin(s), a video game bar nestled in the heart of old Vegas on Fremont St., is expanding to Minneapolis.

At Insert Coin(s), customers can order drinks with names like "Punch Out!" and "Starman" while playing console games or refurbished arcade cabinets featuring classics like Tapper and Donkey Kong.

Co-founder Chris LaPorte's passion for gaming lead him from the brackets of the EVO fighting game championships to a bar that, unlike a typical Vegas club, it's devoid of the kind of gaming that Vegas is known for.

LaPorte's vision doesn't end at Minneapolis. He'd like to see an Insert Coin(s) in cities across the U.S., and he also plans to tap into the e-sports market.

"Picture this: a tournament between one Insert Coin(s) in Vegas and the other in Minneapolis," LaPorte told VentureBeat. "Right now, the e-sports movement is hosted out of hotels, but Insert Coin(s) could become the new e-sports stadiums."

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