ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GameCo, Inc., creator of the world's first video game gambling machines (VGM™), announces today its expansion to the Tropicana Atlantic City in New Jersey.
As casino gaming evolves to appeal to the next generation of players, GameCo is strategically aligning itself with casino partners who share the same vision of combining the entertainment, engagement, and excitement of video games, esports, and gambling to create an all-embracing destination for future casino customers. Beginning Friday, December 23, Tropicana will feature nine gaming positions with three triple-unit VGM carousels placed in high traffic, prominent locations throughout the casino floor and dedicated gaming areas.
"Tropicana is thrilled to bring you more exciting experiences with the addition of GameCo," said Steve Callender, General Manager of Tropicana Atlantic City. "GameCo provides the first gambling experience that appeals to video gamers. It will bring a new level of fun and entertainment to Tropicana and is a perfect addition for our Slots In The Quarter gaming area."
Last month, GameCo made history when it launched the VGM at all three Caesars Entertainment properties in Atlantic City (Caesars, Harrah's Resort and Bally's Wild Wild West), becoming the first video game gambling company in the world to debut skill-based games on casino floors. With this expansion to Tropicana, GameCo will now have 30 machines across four casino properties in Atlantic City.
"We're excited to be expanding deployment of our VGMs in Atlantic City with Tropicana," said Blaine Graboyes, CEO and co-founder of GameCo. "As someone who spent my childhood summers on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, it's equally exciting and humbling to be the leader in bringing video game gambling to casinos. Gamers deserve a "VIP Experience" and casinos such as Tropicana are the perfect venue to provide a unique destination and entertainment program."
GameCo is currently executing a major nationwide rollout, with plans to be operational in most major U.S. gambling jurisdictions by the end of 2017.
About GameCo, Inc.:
GameCo, Inc. is a pioneering new company uniting video games with casino floor gaming. GameCo is the creator of the world's first video game gambling machines (VGM™), proprietary arcade-style cabinets that balance player skill with patented game design, while maintaining the same return to players as traditional slot machines.
GameCo's VGM won the Silver Medal in the Best Slot Product category of the 16th Annual Global Gaming Business Gaming & Technology Awards. Founded by video game, casino gaming, technology, and live event veterans, GameCo brings together 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, visit gco.gggame and follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/GameCoInc.
About Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,047 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre, and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as a "Must-See Attraction" in Atlantic City. More than $90 million in recent property renovations have introduced new guest accommodations in the North and Havana Towers, the spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness and a new High Limit Slot Area.
About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: TPCA) is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 7,166 employees, 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tropicana is a majority-owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP). To learn more about Tropicana, visit www.Tropicanacasinos.com.
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