- Video game specialist brings skills to casino game market
- Konami claims to be first to launch skill-based gaming to Nevada
If your video game skills are razor sharp, then Konami’s new skill-based casino title, which has launched at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, may be your pathway to success.
According to Konami, they are the first company which has taken advantage of Nevada Gaming Control Board’s New Innovation Beta program. Konami’s Frogger: Get Hoppin’ is a skill based game that will offer modern awards and random cash prizes to skilful players in the MGM.
Konami has stated that they are “the first to introduce skill-based gaming as the primary game play to the Nevada market.” The game will have leader boards for daily competitors and one for the overall most skilful players.
Video game skills brought to casino environment
Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Konami Gaming, expressed pride in the company’s development.
“Considering Konami’s extensive heritage in consumer arcade and video game entertainment, we’re excited to bring that creativity and technology to the gaming industry in new ways and help pioneer the development of next generation gaming product.
“Thanks to the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the New Innovation Beta program, unique developments like Frogger: Get Hoppin’ can gather and react to early feedback—strengthening success for consumers, operators, and developers alike.”
Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming.
He added that the reaction has been all positive to the game. He continued: “We’re very pleased with the response we’ve seen to Frogger: Get Hoppin’. Throughout the trial and competition event an entire spectrum of player types have tried the game, but by far the largest audiences represented were those not traditionally engaged in gaming activities at the casino.
“As this emerging sector continues to expand, players can look forward to connecting with new forms of gaming entertainment that reinforce their interests and social preferences.”
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