Caesars Entertainment Corp and Gamblit Gaming recently launched their first skill-based gaming experience in Las Vegas. They decided that the trial phase will take place in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, which is why Gamblit has installed their ModelG, the social and interactive game table in this resort. From two up to four gamers can use the game table at the same time, so it is a multi-player machine with several games included that can be played on a 42’’ touch screen. Also, the ModelG includes a USB charging port, cup holders and purse hooks.
At this moment Gamblit installed only three such interactive game tables, and, initially, they will offer only two games in this stage of the trial, Gamblit Poker and Cannonbeard’s Treasure.
Gamblit Pokers is a highly addictive game where players can win up to 240 times the bet in a single hand, but they will have to show speed and skill to win such a reward. The rules are quite simple, since all gamers start with only two cards in their hand. A deck of cards will rapidly move in the centre of the screen, and the goal is to snatch all the necessary cards so as to form the best poker hand.
As for the Cannonbeard’s Treasure, apart from speed and skill, gamers will need to show their knowledge in naval warfare in order to win the chest of gold. The game is actually quite similar to blackjack, but on a whole different level. Gamers will get their hands of cards, no winning or busting in the beginning. That is when the burndown begins, while players get additional cards. The first player that gets closest to the objective will go home with a chest filled with gold.
The trial period in Planet Hollywood is merely a beginning, because, the moment the approval arrives, Gamblit will install additional ModelG games, first all over Caesars Entertainment facilities in Nevada, and then they will move on to California, with Harrah’s Resort Southern California being the first to offer the interactive game table.
The final goal of Caesars Entertainment Corp is to install as much as 200 additional ModelG game tables all over USA, but first the trial periods in Nevada and California need to end. The Nevada Gaming Control Board demands such trial periods that last at least 30 days for all new games that want to enter the market. For this occasion, Gamblit’s gaming technology will be launched under “New Innovation Beta,” program. This program is used by the Gaming Control Board and it quickens the introduction of a new game in the market. During the trial period, the game is fully operational, thanks to this technology.
Jennifer Forkish from Caesars Entertainment stated that their main goal during this trial period is to educate people about this exceptional new gaming experience, because “It marries the video gaming experience with the excitement of a casino atmosphere.”