By CHARLES ANDERER • Photos by KYLE MAYER
High Card Flush by Galaxy Gaming was named Casino Journal’s Best New Table Game of 2012, winning an attendee vote at the fourth annual Raving’s Cutting Edge Table Games Conference, which was held December 2-4 in Las Vegas at The Mirage. Player’s Choice 21 by Renegade Table Games and Racing Card Derby by Racing Card Derby finished in second and third place respectively.
There were 18 entrants in the contest, whose games were showcased at dedicated “play times” during the opening night reception and all networking breaks between sessions. The voters were full conference attendees, namely table game operators and other casino executives from across the casino industry, and they were asked to choose the game with the best combination of player appeal, ease of understanding, and potential commercial success.
An especially compelling feature of the Best New Table Game Competition is the chance for game trial at leadership properties across multiple markets. As the winning game, High Card Flush will, upon meeting the necessary licensing and regulatory requirements, receive floor space at Agua Caliente Spa Resort Casino, 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.