Australian gambling operators are expressing interest in a new style of “skill-based” machines more like video games that are marketed at younger punters who are unlikely to play the traditional, push-button pokies.
Blaine Graboyes is the CEO at GameCo, a company that is trying to modernise and add some excitement to casino floors the world over with its Video Game Gambling Machines (VGMs).
Blaine helped create and launch GameCo in 2015 – though for the past 20 years, he has been producing video games and constantly flexing his creativity with a wide variety of platforms. He’s also worked with mobile and specialty technology like set-top TV and DVD systems. He believes so deeply in GameCo that he helped self-fund the concept with his partners for two years.
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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.
The Foxwoods placement marks GameCo’s move into its second gaming jurisdiction in the U.S., as well as the company’s introduction to tribal gaming of its skill-based gaming offerings.
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.