Foxwoods Resort Casino adds Skill-Based Video Games

by Kyle Miller

FoxwoodsFollowing the skill-based video gaming trend, Foxwoods Resort Casino becomes the next venue to install new gaming options in this category.

Skill-based video gaming terminals are the hot new thing at casinos across the United States. It seems almost every week a new venue is adding a game that provides a level of skill and includes a gambling variant. The millennial generation are far to accustomed to the video gaming options on the market today and are not enticed by the standard casino content like blackjack or slot gaming. Operators have had to come up with solutions such as skill-based gaming in order to provide something that the younger crowd want to take part in.

The latest casino to add a skill-based game to their gaming floor is Foxwoods Resort Casino located in Mashantucket. The casino has signed a deal with GameCo and installed six video game gambling machines, known as VGM. GameCo is the creator of the first skill-based video game with a gambling element and continues to offer new gaming creations today.

New Installation

With the new installation at Foxwoods, this is the second gaming jurisdiction in the United States that GameCo will be operating in. This is the first time the group is working with tribal gaming operators in regards to skill-based gaming machines.

The new video gaming machines installed at the casino are the first titles produced by GameCo; Nothin’ but Net and Pharaoh’s Secret Temple. The games are found in the triple-unit VGM carousels which is an installation similar to a standard video game. The terminals were placed in high traffic areas in order for the players to be able to spot the new option quickly.

Unique Game Play

Each of the new skill-based games offer a level of skill to move forward and a gambling element. With Pharaoh’s Secret Temple, players will take part in a Match3 game. Players are sent on a unique adventure, trying to unlock the secret treasures of the temple by matching gems and collecting treasure before time runs out. The game includes boosts, charms, power-up prizes and traps.

With Nothin’ but Net, this game should appeal to the sports fan. Players are hitting the court to try and earn big cash by taking 16 shots. Players can test their basketball skills by trying layups, free throws, jump shots and half court shots. The game is fast paced and includes money balls for even more cash to win.

CEO and President of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Felix Rappaport, commented on the new gaming options by stating the new skill-based slot machine technology is the next generation of gaming. Foxwoods welcomes the new addition to their already industry-leading resort casino experience. Rappaport stated that their partnership with GameCo is another example of the operator’s commitment to provide loyal visitors with new and exciting options at the venue.

GameCo is also happy to be working with Foxwoods.  CEO and Co-Founder of GameCo, Blaine Graboyes, commented that the company is pleased to be expanding their skill-based gaming offering to market in Connecticut via Foxwoods as they have embraced the opportunity to bring a new option for gaming to their guests.

Graboyes pointed out that casino gaming is always evolving and there is a need to appeal to a new generation of players. GameCo is focusing their efforts by aligning with partners like Foxwoods, operators who share their vision of combining entertainment, engagement and excitement via video games, esports and gambling to create a new destination type for casino customers currently as well as those who visit in the future.