LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, and Gamblit Gaming, the leading publisher for real-money and skill-based gaming for land based casinos, today announced a strategic partnership to bring Gamblit's innovative skill-based gaming experiences to several properties within the MGM Resorts portfolio, beginning with LEVEL UP at MGM Grand.
"We're excited to continue to evolve the casino space through our partnership with MGM Resorts with its incredible reach and mutual drive toward innovation. MGM Resorts shares our objective of bringing groundbreaking entertainment experiences that engage customers in an entirely new way," said Eric Meyerhofer, CEO of Gamblit Gaming.
Gamblit's technologically advanced Model G™ interactive game tables are now live at the LEVEL UP gaming lounge at MGM Grand providing a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that brings an arcade-like sense of fun and excitement to the casino floor. The Model G™ game table, where gamers can play cooperatively or competitively in groups of two to four players, offers the convenience of player amenities such as a USB charging port, among others, at each of the four positions surrounding a shared 42" touchscreen. Gamblit Poker™ and Cannonbeard's Treasure™, two of Gamblit's most social and engaging titles, can be played on two game tables at LEVEL UP with more games to be added soon.
"MGM Grand has developed an exciting, interactive community gaming space that offers players the opportunity to compete against one-another," said Scott Sibella, president and COO of MGM Grand. "We are committed to keeping our gaming experiences fresh and exciting for our guests and our partnership with Gamblit Gaming brings this vision to life."
Darion Lowenstein, Chief Marketing Officer of Gamblit Gaming, said, "I grew up in video game arcades – and loved LEVEL UP at MGM Grand at first sight! Its fun and social environment is a perfect fit for Gamblit's high-energy, arcade-like gaming experiences."
Gamblit Poker™ puts a fun, fast-paced and skill-based spin on the classic game of Poker with the house putting up a pot that players compete to win. Each player starts with two cards which, as soon as the game begins, are followed by a single deck of cards shown in rapid succession in the middle of the table. Using a touch screen button, players have to quickly grab the virtual cards they need in order to complete the best possible poker hand. The player with the best hand wins the pot making for an extremely social, interactive and competitive gaming experience.
In Cannonbeard's Treasure™ players compete against the house in an action-packed, fast-paced game of cards and skill. Using the same touch screen button, players build a hand by grabbing the cards they need and reach the target number first to win a chest of gold. The player who gets closest to the objective without going over, wins in this exciting twist on traditional card table games.
Pending final regulatory approval, Gamblit plans to launch new hardware and games at additional MGM Resorts properties along the Las Vegas Strip in the near future.
As the leading innovator of real money and skill gaming, Gamblit Gaming develops and publishes a wide variety of games that bring a casual, arcade sense of fun and skill into the casino market. Gamblit Gaming also works closely with top game developers to gamblify and publish its hit games into new markets, tapping into the lucrative revenue streams of land-based casinos.
A trailer for Gamblit Poker™ can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfcr3aXAFao.
A trailer for Cannonbeard's Treasure™ can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znJqiwHoSq0.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland on December 8, 2016, and is in the process of developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and is developing MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
About LEVEL UP
Changing the way Las Vegas views lounge entertainment, LEVEL UP presents a new era in interactive, skill-based fun. Located inside MGM Grand between Hakkasan Nightclub and the MGM Grand Race and Sports Book, the tech savvy, adult playground features pay-to-play offerings in a social atmosphere, designed not only to attract the next generation of players, but existing players seeking innovation. The exciting new 'place to play' concept offers an extensive selection of traditional activities all while putting an inventive twist on the latest in peer-to-peer experiences. In addition to the next level entertainment, the 12,000-square-foot venue features the "Live Lucky Bar" offering a variety of craft beers and specialty cocktails, a live DJ, and endless entertainment across the multiple screens on display. For more information please visit leveluplv.com. Guests can also find LEVEL UP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Guests must be 21 years or older.
About Gamblit Gaming
Gamblit Gaming is the leading publisher of real money and skill gaming in video games, enabling a wide range of game genres to accommodate gambling experiences at land based casinos worldwide. Gamblit's platform provides all essential regulated technology, customer operations, and licenses; freeing up game developers, publishers, and casino operators to focus on making the best possible game experience for their players. Founded with the goal of bridging the gap between video games and casinos, Gamblit's executive team has deep roots in both industries.
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