Eldorado Interactive, a subsidiary of Eldorado Resorts, and 3G Studios have entered into a letter of intent to form a strategic online partnership. This is the first partnership in the U.S. between an experienced video game developer and a brick-and-mortar casino operator, according to company reports.
partnership combines the Eldorado’s expertise in the heavily regulated gambling
industry with one of the most progressive and forward-thinking gaming
technology firms. The initial focus of the partnership will be on the state of Nevada,
while the partners plan expansion as laws allow.
Studios is proud to have our technology and gaming platforms used by one of the
most well respected casino operators in Nevada, ” said James Kosta, founder and
CEO of 3G Studios. “Eldorado has been expanding into new territories and we’re
excited to be part of their expansion online. With our extensive experience in
video game development, mobile gaming, social gaming and gambling technology,
3G Studios and Eldorado Interactive plan to deliver the next-generation
gambling experience to a much wider demographic.”
Interactive and 3G Studios plan to launch an online, real-money poker site once
licensing has been approved. Over the next several months, the partners will be
releasing several free-to-play games, including 3G Studios’ recently announced
SlotALot Casino that can be played for virtual currency. The SlotALot games are
the first examples of the next-generation, online gambling games that 3G
Studios has been developing for web browsers, tablets and smart phones.
the partnership between a video game company and a brick-and-mortar casino is
already leading to innovative new gaming technology, the true potential of the
partnership will become more evident as the legalization of online gaming spreads
across the nation. Online poker is already legal in Nevada and Delaware, and
many other states, including Wisconsin, New Jersey, California, and nine other
states may lift the prohibition on the practice. Many gambling experts predict
that other forms of online gambling, apart from poker, may also be legalized on
a federal level or state by state in the near future.
online gambling is legalized in more states, 3G Studios and Eldorado
Interactive will be uniquely positioned to offer a full slate of online
gambling on their jointly-branded website. All games are being devised with
gaming regulations in mind so that real-money play will be possible as laws change.
Studios is committed to developing the highest quality online gambling games on
the market. This partnership allows us to launch one of the first legal
Nevada-based online poker sites, while still developing the online gambling
products that will dictate the future of gambling in the U.S.,” said Kosta.
Eldorado Interactive, 3G Studios launch online gaming venture
October 4, 2012