If At First Skill-Based Games Don’t Succeed, Try Try A TriStation

Written By Martin Derbyshire on October 25, 2017
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

[toc]Caesars Entertainment properties on the Las Vegas Strip are ready to roll out the latest in skill-based gambling technology.

Skill-based casino game designer Gamblit Gaming and Caesars Entertainment announced this week that Gamblit’s new TriStation hardware is now live at Planet Hollywood. Additionally, the two companies said TriStation skill-based casino game units will soon be installed at Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel & Casino. However, it should still be a number of weeks before that happens.

Gamblit’s skill-based games

Gamblit’s TriStation hardware offers six single-player skill-based video games. The games blend together original content from both Gamblit and popular partner games. The units feature the following games:

  • Into the Dead – A first-person shooter that already has 72 million mobile downloads
  • Catapult King – A physics game that already has 35 million downloads
  • Lucky Words – A word game with 30-second rounds
  • Match 3volution – A puzzle game
  • Smoothie Blast – A match game
  • Slice of Cake – A slashing game

“We are incredibly excited to launch our second line of hardware and six new games onto casino floors,” Gamblit Gaming CEO Eric Meyerhofer said in a release. “Caesars has been a fantastic partner who understands the need for innovation and reaching new consumers already on the floor. With our great range of games at launch, we think the TriStation hardware truly offers something for everyone.”

Caesars committed to innovation

Caesars Entertainment Senior Vice President of Enterprise Gaming Melissa Price said this launch was indicative of Caesars’ commitment to innovation.

“Part of Caesars Entertainment’s ongoing commitment to gaming innovation involves taking risks and investing in new product offerings that we believe give our customers original and exciting experiences. Gamblit’s TriStation game machine is an exciting venture because it’s the first time that individuals can play some of their favorite video games on a casino floor.”

Caesars first launched Gamblit designed skill-based games in Las Vegas in March 2017. Those games were the designer’s Model G multi-player gaming tables.

Gamblit has since seen its hardware Model G multi-player gaming tables introduced at various casinos in Las Vegas, California, and Oklahoma.

Attracting a younger player

According to the company, these units successsfully attract an average player 20 years younger than traditional slots.

The new TriStation hardware launched under the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s New Innovation Beta program. This includes 30-day field trials for the units.

Additionally, plans are in place to launch the TriStation hardware units at most of Caesars Entertainment’s Nevada casinos. Plus, Harrah’s Resort Southern California should become the first California-based casino to launch the units as well. However, all this expansion still needs final regulatory approval.

Additionally, Caesars has plans to install TriStation hardware gaming stations throughout its properties in the rest of the US. Of course, this will not happen until the field trials are done.

Gamblit Gaming says its aim is to bring a casual, arcade sense of fun and skill into the casino market.

Caesars Entertainment operates 47 casinos in 13 US states, and five different countries. These properties primarily include those under the Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brands.

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Martin Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist, video and film producer with a decade of experience covering the brick and mortar casino, poker and iGaming industries. He has produced content for top media outlets including PokerNews, Bluff Magazine and PokerListings, and has crossed the globe scooping stories and interviewing major players in all corners of the high-stakes gambling world.

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