Raving's Cutting Edge Table Games Conference, to be held December 2-4 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, will hold a unique new games competition that offers the winner game trial at up to seven casinos nationally.

The Best New Table Games of 2012 competition, presented by the event's sponsor publication, Casino Journal, is designed to recognize new table games and their inventors, companies and promoters, whose new games, as judged by casino table game operators and marketing executives, have the best combination of player appeal, ease of understanding, and potential commercial success.

The winner of the Best New Table Game Competition will, assuming the necessary licensing and regulatory requirements are satisfied, receive floor space at Agua Caliente /Spa Resort Casinos, Apache Casino Hotel, Black Oak Casino, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Lucky Star Casino Clinton, Lucky Star Casino Concho and Muckleshoot Indian Casino and Bingo.

"We are very proud to have an unprecedented amount of property-level support for this year's Best New Table Games competition," said Dennis Conrad, president and chief strategist, Raving Consulting Company, which co-produces the event with BNP Media Gaming Group, the parent company of Casino Journal. "The mix of participating operators will give our contest winner the chance for game trial at leadership properties across multiple markets, which is something every new table game developer wants and needs."

Exhibitors at the conference will have dedicated "play time" during theopening night reception and all networking breaks between sessions. Attendees, namely table game operators and other casino executives from across the casino industry, will be encouraged to participate and cast a vote. The winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be announced Tuesday afternoon, December 4.

The new games theme will also be developed in the conference itself, with a session entitled "From Inception to Trial to Commercial Success: The Story of a 'Home Run' New Table Game." Presented by Derek Webb, the inventor of 3-Card Poker, the session will afford attendees a unique view of how one game developer overcame the odds that every new table game idea faces, becoming a global success story in the process. Webb will be one of more than 20 presenters addressing a full range of table games topics over 2.5 days.

Complete contest and conference details and registration information are available at www.tablegamesconf.com.