Hard Rock Hotels & Casino Atlantic City unveiled their revolutionary live online slots at a news conference on Monday. The slots are the first of their kind and feature ground-breaking innovations in technology. Hard Rock has partnered with Softweave Ltd., an internet gaming company based out of Israel, to develop the unique software that gives players the ability to play live slots from a connected device.
“We are thrilled to present ground-breaking and innovative technology as real-money, online gaming continues to evolve in New Jersey,” said Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
“Similarly to live table games dealers, live slots enables our players to have one seamless experience to earn Wild Card rewards including hotel rooms, entertainment and dining at Hard Rock Atlantic City. Bridging the gap to provide a ‘live’ experience to our online consumers is something we are not only excited for, but very proud to be the first in the world.”
Live Online Slot Room
The selling point behind these live online slots, which makes them completely different than any other slot machine out on the market currently, is that they’re only activated and played on by online gamblers.
Casino guests have the ability to peek in on the action and see how the online players are doing, through the live slot room’s key-shaped windows. The room includes 12 machines featuring the popular games: Buffalo, Leprocoins, Hotter Than Blaze, SpitFire Mulipliers, and 34x4x4x Double Times Pay.
The room has a set of cameras that allow the virtual players to actually what’s happening in the room as they activate play from their off-site devices. Similar to traditional casino slot machines, there’s only one player allowed to play at a slot at any given time.
“The psychology, there are brick-and-mortar players that have a fear of doing things online,” said Kresimir Spajic, senior vice president of online gaming at Hard Rock International. “This is helpful in transitioning them into online customers. This is a real, physical machine that they can see, almost like they’re sitting in front of it.”
Lupo said that the innovative new slot technology was a “natural outgrowth of live-dealer tables games that have been growing in popularity in Atlantic City over the past six years.”
“Credibility and transparency have been paramount to seeing online gaming move forward,” Lupo said. “The difference between seeing a computer image as opposed to the kind of machine that a customer has been playing for years, it may be easier to understand.”
Hard Rock’s new live online slot room is located on the second floor of the casino, directly across from Fresh Harvest Buffet.
How To Play
Players can access the new live slots with a valid internet gambling account. They can make easily set up an account through Hard Rock’s online casino website. If all 12 machines are in use, players can wait in a queue until a slot is available. Lupo suggested that during the downtime, players can entertain themselves with the wide variety of online slots and table games available at Hard Rock’s online casino. Sounds like a win-win situation.
About Softweave Ltd.
SoftWeave specializes in creating gaming software and e-commerce product development. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel. The company has successfully become a leading gaming solution and integration provider for gaming, e-commerce and cyber companies across the world.
They develop their products and services with a key focus on innovation. They were the first company to successfully design, develop, and launch high quality HTML5 games their Live Slots product.
As listed on the “about” section of their company’s website:
“For the past 7 years Softweave has developed a wide array of innovative gaming products for mobile social and online platforms. RGS, HTML5 games, portals, social content conversion and full-scale live tables are just a few of the projects Softweave has successfully delivered to its customers. The one thing Softweave prides itself on is our ability to utilize cutting edge technologies and innovation to deliver the best possible outcome to our leading industry customers.”