Two VGM Titles Debut, Expanding GameCo’s Skill-based Gaming Offering to Second U.S. Market
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LAS VEGAS, NV and MASHANTUCKET, CT – GameCo, Inc., creator of the world’s first skill-based, video game gambling machines (VGM™), announced today that it recently deployed six video game gambling machines (“VGM”™) at Foxwoods® Resort Casino in Mashantucket. The placement of games at Foxwoods Resort Casino marks GameCo’s move into its second gaming jurisdiction in the U.S. as well as the company’s introduction to tribal gaming for its innovative skill-based gaming offerings.
The VGMs installed at Foxwoods Resort Casino feature GameCo’s initial titles, Pharaoh’s Secret Temple and Nothin’ but Net on two triple-unit VGM carousels in high traffic, prominent locations in the Fox Tower casino. In “Pharaoh’s Secret Temple,” a Match3 game, players embark on an adventure to unlock the riches of the Pharaoh’s Secret Temple by matching gems to collect rare treasures before their time is up. Appealing to casual gamers and current slot players, this casual video game features awesome boosts, power-up prizes, charms, and Egyptian-themed traps. “Nothin’ but Net” lets players hit the basketball courts with 16 shots to win big cash. Players’ virtual skill in making layups, jump shots, free throws, and half court bombs is challenged in this fast-paced game, which also includes bonus money balls.
“Skill-based slot machine technology is the next generation of gaming, and we welcome this addition to our already industry-leading resort casino experience,” stated Felix Rappaport, Foxwoods Resort Casino President & CEO. “This partnership with GameCo is just another example of our commitment to provide our loyal guests new and exciting reasons to visit Foxwoods.”
“We are very pleased to be expanding the world’s first skill-based gaming offerings to the Connecticut market with Foxwoods Resort Casino as they have embraced the opportunity to bring a new type of gaming entertainment to their guests,” said Blaine Graboyes, co-founder and CEO of GameCo. “As casino gaming continues to evolve and appeal to a new generation of players, we are focused on strategically aligning with casino partners such as Foxwoods who share our vision of combining the entertainment, engagement, and excitement of video games, esports, and gambling to create a new type of destination for current and future casino customers. In addition to current slot players, the target demographic for our innovative VGMs includes approximately 23 million Gamers who are over 21, represent the top percentile of household income, play video games, and are already visiting casinos.”
GameCo changed history in November 2016 when it became the first skill-based gaming company in the world to debut its video game gambling machine in casinos in Atlantic City. The company’s proprietary video game gambling platform has been approved by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the industry’s leading testing and compliance certification agency, under the GLI-11 v 2.1 standard, providing a clear path to market in most jurisdictions that currently operate electronic poker or blackjack machines. GameCo is undertaking a major nationwide rollout, with plans to be operational in most major U.S. gambling jurisdictions by the end of 2017.
About GameCo, Inc.:
GameCo, Inc. is a pioneering company uniting the experience of playing video games with the excitement of gambling by creating the world’s first video game gambling machines (VGM™). GameCo’s VGM is the first platform to bring video game play to the casino floor engaging a new generation of casino customers. The first video game skill-based gaming platform approved by any regulator in the United States, GameCo’s patented VGM proprietary arcade-style cabinets allow a player’s skill to determine the payout and winnings while maintaining the same casino-based economics as slot machines. GameCo is developing VGM games under license from major game developers and entertainment IP companies, including Paramount’s “Mission Impossible” and “Paranormal” brands, and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” from StudioCanal S.A.S.
GameCo’s VGM won the Silver Medal in the Best Slot Product category at the 16th Annual Global Gaming Business Gaming & Technology Awards. GameCo was founded by experienced video game, casino, technology, and live event executives from Scientific Games, IGT, and AGS along with award-winning producers for game publishers such as Blizzard Entertainment, WarGaming, Ubisoft, DreamWorks, and The World Series of Video Games.
GameCo is privately held and headquartered in New York City with additional offices in Las Vegas. For the latest GameCo news, please visit gameco.com or follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/GameCoInc.
About Foxwoods Resort Casino:
25 Years Proud: Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and was the first full-service casino built on tribal land, pioneering a nationwide movement that now includes more than 400 gaming properties owned and operated by over 200 tribes across the U.S. For more information on Foxwoods and the property’s 25th anniversary celebrations, visit foxwoods.com.