- New York’s del Lago Resort & Casino is hosting a large slots tournament this weekend
- The event will see the introduction of new slot gaming technology that will improve play
This weekend sees a huge slot tournament taking place at New York’s del Lago Resort & Casino. It’s not just the number of players involved that makes this event so newsworthy however: the casino has invited the press along to see the latest slot machine technology in action.
In the past, slots tournaments have obliged players to queue for a spot, often forcing them to wait in line for lengthy periods. The new system does away with all that.
Slots tournaments from your seat
If the technology the del Lago is debuting works as intended, players will be able to compete in slots tournaments in their seats from any game they choose. They’ll also be able to see their current position in the tournament displayed onscreen. For this reason alone, the new technology looks set to make such tournaments more exciting and interactive, with players able to discover in real time how they’re faring and whether they’re close to making the leaderboard.
There’s some serious cash at stake in the del Lago’s much-hyped slots tournament, with $20,000 in prize money going to the top five winners. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday and there’s expected to be a large turnout of players and spectators alike.
The tournament favours players who have already earned 50 points on the casino floor or 100 points in the high limit room, for such guests will be given the opportunity to automatically join the action. Due to the new automated system, players will be notified as soon as the tournament commences, ensuring they don’t even need to leave their seats to take part.
A significant step forward
While the new technology in action might not look all that different to casual spectators, for players who’ve entered slots tournaments in the past, the convenience of the new system should prove a significant step forward. With the ability to order drinks without leaving the game thanks to the touchscreen ordering system, players can spend more time spinning reels and less time searching around for an attendant.
To coincide with the new tournament system that’s debuting at the del Lago, the casino has launched a revamped reward scheme that allows players to redeem points at local retailers such as Knapp Winery, Muranda Cheese Company and Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant. All told, it looks like being a busy weekend at the del Lago.
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