Global Gaming Expo 2016 (also known as G2E) concluded its annual event at the Sands Expo and Convention Center last week. G2E is the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry.
This annual event showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features key addresses by high-profile leaders from inside and outside the gaming industry.
After the SB-9 was passed into law more than a year ago (gaming regulations allowing skill-based slots), we are finally seeing the results bearing fruit for the first time. A growing company called GameCo is taking the lead in visiting poker88.
GameCo, Inc. has created the world’s first skill-based video game slot machine and will debut on the casino floor this fall at Caesars properties in Atlantic City, which include Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, and the Wild Wild West at Bally. The main game, titled “Arena Danger,” is a first-person action video game in which the player’s skill determines the payout.
Much like the video games teenagers and millennials play at home, Danger Arena features a controller rather than a slot handle or buttons to push and operate in a similar way to home games. The tutorial takes the player through the set-up, confirms that the controller is running and explains the purpose of the game – in this case, “kill the Bot!”
Paytables to kill a number of bots (robots) installed in the overhead panel game. Players (or should we say “gamer?”) Can select the denomination they wish to play in. In the floor models we looked at, prices ranged from 50 cents to $ 20 per bet per game.
GameCo’s vision is to create a VIP destination for the next generation of casino customers – “video game casinos,” which combine the entertainment, engagement and fun of video gaming, eSports, and gambling.
GameCo’s VGM (Video Gaming Machine) is an arcade-style video game cabinet and controller. Each VGM features a single player game, which is usually set to play 45-90 seconds, adapted from top consoles, pc and mobile developers.
Caesars will feature 21 game positions in high-traffic, leading locations on all three properties, with three three-unit carousels at Caesars, two at Harrah’s Resort and two at Bally’s Wild Wild West. With this launch, GameCo is expected to provide the world’s first introduction to skill-based video game gambling when the game hits the casino floor.
Next week in “Part 2” we will see the latest offerings and some new exciting games coming out of Aristocrat, Aruze, Ainsworth, Everi, IGT, Konami and Scientific Games. Stay here!