GameCo, Inc., creator of the world’s first skill-based Video Game Gambling Machines (VGM™), and Interblock, a worldwide leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic table gaming products, announced today that Konami Gaming, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market, has joined the companies as a lead sponsor of the recently formed Innovation Adoption Advisory Panel.
The Innovation Adoption Advisory Panel (“IAAP”), which was jointly announced by GameCo and Interblock on August 3rd, was formed as a collective effort to further spur continued innovation in casino gaming product development and commercialization. Industry topics being considered by the IAAP include many disciplines that impact the casino gaming floor including floor optimization, player marketing, game development, demographic-based guest engagement, and casino gaming floor utilization and analysis. The IAAP plans to release a white paper in mid-September that will summarize the group’s insights and recommendations and foster ongoing discussion about best practices for bringing new and innovative products to casino patrons.
Steve Sutherland, President & CEO of Konami Gaming, Inc. commented, “The formation of the IAAP is an encouraging development that we believe can help play an important role in fostering the adoption of new innovative solutions in the casino marketplace. The comprehensive range of topics the IAAP panelists are exploring are aimed at understanding how new gaming concepts can be brought to market at a faster pace as well as how to best introduce these solutions in a manner that is approachable, engaging, and enjoyable for players. We are pleased to join GameCo and Interblock to promote this effort as we share in a common goal to help spur new breakthrough in discovery and dialog.”
“The IAAP was founded with the intent of creating added dialogue and bringing increased awareness to the adoption of new and innovative products across the casino floor,” said Blaine Graboyes, co-founder and CEO of GameCo. “To this end, we are delighted to have Konami Gaming’s support of the group, as their participation further strengthens the IAAP’s ability to accomplish its mission.”
John Connelly, Global CEO of Interblock, added, “Konami Gaming’s participation and sponsorship of the IAAP further validates the relevance and need for this industry critical study. Collectively, the three companies share a commitment to fostering better understanding of how casino operations can benefit from product innovation that offers players unique, new gaming entertainment experiences.”
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About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (TSE: 9766). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc. or the SYNKROS® gaming enterprise management system, please visit www.konamigaming.com.
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Interblock® is a worldwide leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic table gaming products. Its multi-player gaming devices set industry standards and provide the ultimate in luxury interactive entertainment experiences. The Interblock brand is globally recognized for diamond quality gaming solutions and technical support in more than 200 jurisdictions. Interblock’s exclusive collection of fully and semi-automated electronic gaming tables and video gaming solutions provide casinos, arcades and gambling halls with superior product performance and their guests with an unforgettable gaming experience. For more information, visit www.interblockgaming.com or call +1 (702) 260-1384.
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About GameCo, Inc.:
GameCo, Inc. is a pioneering company uniting the experience of playing video games with the excitement of gambling by creating the world's first video game gambling machines (VGM™). GameCo’s VGM is the first platform to bring video game play to the casino floor engaging a new generation of casino customers. The first video game skill-based gaming platform approved by any regulator in the United States, GameCo’s patented VGM proprietary arcade-style cabinets allow a player’s skill to determine the payout and winnings while maintaining the same casino-based economics as slot machines. GameCo is developing VGM games under license from major game developers and entertainment IP companies, including Paramount’s “Mission Impossible” and “Paranormal” brands, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” from StudioCanal S.A.S, and Steve Aoki from DJ Kid Millionaire, LTD.
GameCo’s VGM won the Silver Medal in the Best Slot Product category at the 16th Annual Global Gaming Business Gaming & Technology Awards. GameCo was founded by experienced video game, casino, technology, and live event executives from Scientific Games, IGT, and AGS along with award-winning producers for game publishers such as Blizzard Entertainment, WarGaming, Ubisoft, DreamWorks, and The World Series of Video Games.
GameCo is privately held and headquartered in New York City with additional offices in Las Vegas. For the latest GameCo news, please visit gameco.com or follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/GameCoInc.
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