According to a press release, this is only the beginning. Caesars and Gamblit plan to add 200 such tables at the company’s properties across the US.
“Our partnership with Gamblit brings a unique experience to our casino floors and is an important step toward modernizing our customers gaming experience,” said Caesars Entertainment President and CEO, Mark Frissora. “We’re making tremendous progress in our efforts to reach a new generation of gamers who seek integrated skill-based gaming and Caesars is proud to be the first in Las Vegas to provide this innovative experience to our customers.”
The ModelG tables from Gamblit
According to the press release, “Each gaming terminal offers a unique, multi-player – multi-game machine with access to a shared 42’’ touch screen, plus a USB charging port, purse hook and two cup holders for each player.”
The tables at Planet Hollywood will offer two games at launch, Gamblit Poker™ and Cannonbeard’s Treasure™.
Gamblit Poker tests skill and speed while allowing players to win up to 240x their bet in a single hand. Each player starts with two cards. Then a single deck of cards is shown in rapid succession in the middle of the table. Players have to quickly virtually grab the cards they need in order to complete the best possible poker hand.
Cannonbeard’s Treasure engages players in a fast-paced game of cards, skill and naval warfare. It is similar to blackjack, but on a whole new level. Cannonbeard’s Treasure challenges players to fill their hand without winning or busting, initiating a burndown.
During the burndown, a set of additional cards are dealt. The player who gets closest to the objective, without going over, wins a chest of gold.
The tables can be seen in the following promotional video:
Caesars at the forefront of emerging technology
Somewhat quietly, Caesars has established itself as the leader in emerging technology.
In addition to its partnerships with skill-based gaming providers GameCo in Atlantic City and Gamblit Gaming at Planet Hollywood, Caesars has:
- Played host to Amazon’s first-ever eSports tournament for mobile games
- Launched Las Vegas’ first virtual reality lounge, featuring Oculus Rift®, at Alto Bar in Caesars Palace
- Bally’s in Atlantic City New Jersey is currently hosting the inaugural Gears Pro Circuit™ Atlantic City Open – an open eSports circuit for Gears of War 4