The Best New Table Games of 2008 Competition will take place at the inaugural Cutting Edge Table Games Conference on Sept. 14-16 in Las Vegas
A contest designed to put
table game companies and game concept creators back in the limelight - the Best
New Table Games of 2008 Competition - will
take center stage at the inaugural Raving’s Cutting Edge Table Games
Conference, Sept. 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
conference provides a venue to showcase recent new table game ideas,
advancements and innovations, and it also provides a way for the innovators
behind those games to be honored by the gaming industry’s table game
“Many new table game inventors are individuals, ‘the
little guys’ with sometimes nothing more than an idea, a mathematical analysis,
a short bankroll and incredible tenacity. This Best New Table Games Competition
gives them equal footing and recognition with the large companies who have many
table games in their portfolio,” said Dennis Conrad, president and chief strategist
of Raving Consulting Company. “It shows a voting audience of senior table game
executives that a hot new table game is as likely to come from an inventor’s
garage as a company’s high tech development laboratory. And why not?
Ultimately, table game players don’t care where a table game comes from, only
that it hits their hot buttons for fun, playing time and a chance to win.”
New Table Games of 2008 Competition is open to individuals or companies that
have developed (or own the rights to) casino table games which have been
created in the last three years and currently have less than 50 total units in
casinos worldwide. They must be fairly considered to be a table game for a
table game environment, not an electronic version of a table game. Poker games
and poker game variations are acceptable. Booth space at the show and entry to
this year’s contest almost immediately sold out.
for the Best New Table Games of 2008 Competition will be conducted by attendees
of Raving’s Cutting Edge Table Games Conference who have no affiliation with
any of the individuals or companies whose new table games are entered in the
competition. The main judging will occur
from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, during the opening night reception for the
conference. Additional time for judging will be allotted during the conference
for qualified attendees unable to attend the opening night reception.
who fully complete the judging process will then be entered to win a drawing
for a trip for two (including airfare) to Barona Valley Ranch Resort and
Casino, an industry leader in table games operation and innovation.
winner will be honored with a Gold award; Silver and Bronze awards will be
given to the second- and third-place winners. Winners will be announced at the
conference’s keynote luncheon address of the conference on Sept. 16.
Raving’s Cutting Edge Table
Games Conference will also feature informative sessions to provide attendees
with strategies and tips to fine tune table game operations. The full conference
schedule may be downloaded at
Raving Consulting to honor innovative table games
September 1, 2008