Caesars Entertainment, a top casino operator, has announced they are now working with Gamblit Gaming to soon offer skill-based gaming options via their casino gaming venues. A new deal was made between the two companies and announced yesterday. The multi-year deal will begin with installations of skill-based gaming devices in California and then move on to Nevada if the devices do well.
The first venue owned by Caesars Entertainment to add the Model G and Tristation gaming devices will be Harrah’s Rincon which is located in California. Once the brand sees how well the machines do in California, Caesars will begin the installation in casinos of Nevada, with 125 Gamblit products added. The next move will be to add an additional 100 gaming stations in other markets of which Caesars Entertainment is involved.
The new Gamblit gaming stations will have several themes and games and will include such gaming options as word matching games and Match 3. Additional games to be installed in the future will include Into The Dead and Catapult King, both of which are video games that will be tweaked to gambling games.
According to the deal, the games will be made available in a dedicated entertainment space at the properties owned by Caesars. Yesterday, CEO of Caesars, Mark Frissora stated that the decision to go with Gamblit was a key step in the plan for the brand to create the casino of the future and with skill based gaming, this option is becoming an important part of the gaming floor.
It was in 2015 that skill-based gaming was approved by Nevada gaming regulators, with games expected to be added by casinos earlier this year or by at latest mid-2016. However, it has taken longer to develop the content. The skill-games decision in the state overall is an effort to try and bring in the millennial generation as this group has little interest in the traditional slot games or even table games.