Innovation: Casinos need to put some skin in the game, too

Yes, it’s in the best interest of GameCo for a culture to develop that favors innovation among alternative game developers and operators, company president Blaine Graboyes admits. But it also behooves the casinos, who are seeking solutions to a flat slot market.

https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/innovation-casinos-need-to-put-some-skin-in-the-game-too/

ESIC launch online esports specific online anti-corruption tutorial

The release states a special thanks to ESIC’s members in having the tutorial developed and making it widely available. Special mentions are for Sportradar, GameCo and the betting operator members of ESIC who have contributed ESIC member subscriptions specifically to the education fund to have the tool made.

http://www.esportsinsider.com/2017/10/esic-launch-online-esports-specific-online-anti-corruption-tutorial/

Gambling machine guru Blaine Graboyes bets big on security

Graboyes recently talked to SC Media about the precautions his company has taken to ensure that its machines are not tampered with or hacked:

https://www.scmagazine.com/gambling-machine-guru-blaine-graboyes-bets-big-on-security/article/701220/

Joysticks and Jackpots: What are video game gambling machines?

GameCo, Inc., intends to change all of that. The New York company specializes in the manufacturing of skill-based video game gambling machines (VGMs), which combine the luck elements of traditional slots with the excitement and interactivity of video games.

https://www.scmagazine.com/joysticks-and-jackpots-what-are-video-game-gambling-machines/article/701218/

For Maryland casinos to boost revenues, ‘esports’ possible new front

Blaine Graboyes, co-founder and CEO of GameCo Inc. explained that the addition of skill-based games and “esports” — video games played competitively both online and at live events — in casinos might boost revenues.

http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/2017/10/16/maryland-casinos-boost-revenues-esports-possible-new-front/765966001/

How Superstar DJ and Entrepreneur Steve Aoki Created the First Skill-Based Casino Video Gambling Game

An exclusive interview with the superstar DJ, musician, producer, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki on his foray into casino gambling games… and how he runs his business empire.

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/superstar-musician-entrepreneur-steve-aoki-just-created-first-skill-based-video-gambling-game-dont-bet-against-him.html

Are skill-based video game-style slots here to stay at casinos? Industry experts have their say

Game developers, researchers and marketing leads met at G2E for a panel discussion on how skill-based gambling looks right now, and on what to expect in 2018 and beyond. The panel was hosted by journalist Howard Stutz, Golden Entertainment’s Director of Corporate Communications. Attendees included Steve Walther from Konami, GameCo CEO Blaine Graboyes, Gamblit marketing officer Darion Lowenstein and MGM Grand’s Steve Siriani.

https://www.casinopedia.org/news/are-skill-based-video-game-style-slots-here-to-stay-at-casinos

Watching Over Esports as New Leagues Form

“In 2018, a big trend we’ll see is going to be venues—different places that you can watch, play, and socialize around esports,” said Blaine Graboyes, CEO of GameCo, which has developed a video game gambling machine.

http://www.cablefax.com/programming/watching-over-esports-as-new-leagues-form

Even with video game gambling, ‘slots are not going away’

Video game gambling offers the best opportunity for casinos to attract new players but will not replace traditional slots and table games, three leaders in the field agreed Wednesday.

“Slots are not going away. Table games are not going away,” predicted Blaine Graboyes, CEO of GameCo. Inc.

https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/even-with-video-game-gambling-slots-are-not-going-away/