Q&A talks with Felix Rappaport, president & CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, about interactive gaming. Foxwoods recently introduced skill-based video game gambling machines in partnership with New York City-based GameCo Inc.
GameCo Inc, a U.S.-based developer and supplier of skill-based casino games, says it hopes to get Macau approval for its Video Game Gambling Machine (VGM) before the end of 2017.
Money talks, and when those who handle the money talk, casino leaders listen.
Such was the case last week when four experts gave Wall Street’s perspective of the gaming market. The presentation was part of GameOn, a two-day conference for casino gaming operations executives across the country, sponsored by the gaming company AGS and held at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
They’ve heard you like to be doing stuff, that you like interactive games, a little physical adventure, some control over your environment. Tapping buttons on a slot machine is not your thing.
At last. Casino games expressly designed to appeal to video game enthusiasts.
GameCo CEO Blaine Graboyes will be speaking on the casinos panel, and will also be available to chat to with a stand in the exhibition area. Millennial is amongst the leaders in the space in Vegas in regards to hosting esports events; and the company has already hosted tournaments for Call of Duty and Madden.
The first GameCo skill-based slots appeared on the floor of Caesars, Bally’s, and Harrah’s back in December. For the past six months, Danger Arena was available for Atlantic City customers to try out. A second game, Pharaoh’s Secret Temple, rolled out shortly after that. GameCo is one of the brands at the forefront of the skill-based gaming market.
The placement of games at Foxwoods Resort Casino marks GameCo’s move into its second gaming jurisdiction in the U.S. as well as the company’s introduction to tribal gaming for its innovative skill-based gaming offerings, according to a release.
The industry pioneer, GameCo, Inc., announced on Monday that they had recently deployed half a dozen video game gambling machines (“VGM”™) at Foxwoods® Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. GameCo made history in the fall of 2016 when they placed the first-person action video game “Danger Arena” is several Caesars Atlantic City properties. The most recent move was the company’s second deployment and their first venture into tribal gaming.
As a second generation gaming executive, I have witnessed incredible changes in the casino gaming industry. While these changes have often been difficult for me to fully take in and comprehend, I think they can be best understood by taking a long view of how the casino industry has evolved.