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GameWorks is a chain of location-based entertainment venues featuring a wide array of video game arcades, in addition to full-service bars and restaurants. There are currently seven GameWorks venues throughout the U.S, with the re-opening of the chains' flagship store in Las Vegas, NV. The Las Vegas store is the first store in the chain with a dedicated eSports Arena, a devoted space for multi-player online computer gaming. eSports has now become an integral part of all new and developing locations in the chain.
The chain began as a joint venture between Sega, Universal Studios, and DreamWorks Animation SKG. Steven Spielberg provided creative input before DreamWorks sold its portion in 2001. The chain itself filed for bankruptcy in 2004 and 2010. On November 3, 2005, Sega Sammy Holdings, which was formed by the merger of Sega and Sammy, bought all of the controlling interests of GameWorks. In 2011, GameWorks was sold to an investment group. In October 2011, GameWorks acquired the assets of several Jillian's Billiards Clubs in California, Washington, and Virginia.
United States of America locations
- Schaumburg, Illinois - The Streets of Woodfield (Opened in June 3, 1999) (with Street Fighter IV arcade machines and new Stern pinball Games on test)
- Newport, Kentucky (near Cincinnati, Ohio) - Newport on the Levee (Opened in 2001)
- Seattle, Washington - Downtown Seattle (Opened in 1997)
- Denver, Colorado - Northfield Stapleton (Opened in March 2016)
- Ontario, California - Ontario Mills (Opened in November 14, 1996)
- Las Vegas, Nevada - Town Square (Las Vegas) (Opened in July 28, 2014)
East Coast locations:
- Austin, Texas - Lakeline Mall (as Gameworks Studios)
- Auburn Hills, Michigan - Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (closed March 29, 2010, now Sea Life Michigan Aquarium)
- City of Industry, California - Puente Hills Mall (now Tilt Arcade)
- Columbus, Ohio - Easton Town Center  (closed March 29, 2010, reopened as Kitchen Den Bar )
- Grapevine, Texas - Grapevine Mills (closed June 27, 2010, now Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium)
- Indianapolis, Indiana - Circle Centre Mall (as GameWorks Studios) (closed March 29, 2010, now Tilt Studio)
- Irvine, California - Irvine Spectrum Center (opened as Sega City, later became Fox Sports Grill, now vacant)
- Lone Tree, Colorado - Park Meadows Mall (as GameWorks Studios)
- Long Beach, California - Downtown Long Beach - Waterfront - The Pike at Rainbow Harbor (closed March 29, 2010, reopening as Kitchen Den Bar) )
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Downtown Minneapolis (closed March 29, 2010)
- Orange, California - Anaheim Resort (now The Power House Arcade)
- Paradise, Nevada - Showcase Mall on the Las Vegas Strip (closed March 11, 2012)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Downtown Philadelphia - Riverview Plaza (as GameWorks Studios)
- Salt Lake City, Utah - The Gateway Mall (closed 2015)
- San Antonio, Texas - Alamo Quarry Market (as GameWorks Studios closed April 2009)
- South Miami, Florida - The Shops at Sunset Place (now GameTime)
- Sunrise, Florida - Sawgrass Mills (now GameRoom)
- Tampa, Florida - Centro Ybor (closed March 29, 2010 now GameTime)
- Tempe, Arizona - Arizona Mills (closed January 29, 2016 now Tilt Studio)
- Tucson, Arizona - Foothills Mall (Arizona) (as GameWorks Studios, now World Sports Grille) website: 
On the North America:
- Mexico City, Mexico (Opened in 2006)
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Opened in 1999. Despite being a very successful location, constantly full, it was closed in 2003 due to disagreements with the local representative. They wanted to remove the restaurant, and only keep the 2 bars. The Brazilian company created its own arcade brand, called HotZone.)
- Tumon, Guam (Closed in 2006)
- Vienna, Austria (Opened in 2001, filed for bankruptcy around 2003)
- Kuwait City, Kuwait (Opened in 2003, later called Gamewizz, closed in 2013)
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (At Mega Centro Mall, opened in a former McDonald's fast food, closed in 2015)
- Webb, Marcus (May 1996). "Sega Gameworks Goes Forward with Speilberg and MCA". Next Generation. No. 17. Imagine Media. p. 26.
- Conor Shine (February 23, 2012). "After 15 years, GameWorks closing on Strip, looking for new location to serve locals". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
- Tampa GameWorks to reopen, article from TBO about GameWorks/GameTime.