The ninth annual Cutting Edge Table Games Conference held at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino offered attendees a comprehensive view of current challenges and opportunities in the category as well as a chance to rate some of the new games that could turn up on their floors in future years.
Gamblit Poker, by Gamblit Gaming, LLC, took home first prize in the conference’s popular Best New Table Games contest, which is voted on by table games operators themselves. Down Under Blackjack by Masque Publishing took second place, followed by 3 Card Draw Poker by Score Gaming. All told, there were 25 entrants. The winner will receive floor space at five test properties, provided that all necessary legal and regulatory approvals are met: Downstream Casino Resort, Quapaw, Okla.; Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Calgary, Alberta; Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn, Wash.; Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, Black Hawk, Colo.; and Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minn.