Skill-based poker machine will be making their way into casinos soon, as GameCo, Inc prepares to launch innovative new products at Caesars Casinos in Atlantic City. Since slot machines are geared more towards older players, GameCo aims to attract Millenials and Gen-X players by pairing exciting video game gameplay with slot machine gambling.
The new video game gambling machines (VGM) are skilled-based pokies based on various gaming genres, such as racing games, shooters, fighting games, platforms, sports games, puzzles and MOBA titles. Players will be able to use the skills in each game to earn money.
The player sits down to play and inserts their cash before taking part in a single-player game. They are betting against the house, and they are given a fixed amount of time to achieve the best score. Based on the outcome and their wager, they will receive a payout from the machine. Games take about 60 to 90 seconds to play, and they have been adapted from various gaming developers from the PC, mobile and console worlds.
The first game that will be launched on the platform is Danger Arena, a first person action game. "It's tremendously exciting to be first-to-market in an industry effort to attract the next generation of players to the casino floor, and we're thrilled to be launching with Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City," says Blaine Graboyes, CEO and co-founder of GameCo.
"Together with Caesars Entertainment we're planning an historic rollout and marketing campaign that provides gamers with the opportunity to gamble playing video games at the casino”. Caesars Entertainment and GameCo are working hard to change the face of casino gambling by combining the engagement of video games and esports with the excitement of gambling.
The new games will be available at Harrah’s Resort, Caesar’s Casino and Bally’s. They will be launched this fall, so you can look forward to giving these games a spin very soon. Casino operators and players have been talking about skill-based casino games for years. Now, GameCo is finally bringing this vision to life. We can’t wait to give these games a spin, and hope that they debut in Australia sometime soon.