Raving's Cutting Edge Table Games Conference, to be held November 17-19 at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, will hold its unique Best New Table Games competition that offers the winning game a trial at four casinos nationally.
The Best New Table Games 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 Games Competition will, assuming the necessary licensing and regulatory requirements are satisfied, receive floor space at Bucky's Casino; Grey Eagle Casino (Canada); Muckleshoot Indian Casino; and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk.
"The Best New Table Games contest is the centerpiece of our three-day event, which has become the premier table games conference in the industry," said Dennis Conrad, President and Chief Strategist, Raving Consulting Company, which co-produces the event with BNP Media Gaming Group. "Our attendees consistently tell us they like having the ability to see the new table games that will be hitting the market; they can't do that in such a dedicated fashion with such an extensive focus anywhere else."
There are currently 25 games entered in the contest, represented by 18 companies. Exhibitors at the conference will have dedicated "play time" during the opening 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 Wednesday afternoon, November 19. Additionally, Galaxy Gaming, sponsor of the Table Games Conference, will be offering the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of Casino Journal's Best New Table Games of 2014 Competition additional benefits and development services.
The conference will kick off Monday, November 17, with a day-long Advantage Player pre-conference workshop, followed by two full days of sessions. The main conference program will begin with Dr. David Schwartz's 3rd Annual Table Games Report, compiled by the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. New additions to the program include a two-part session entitled, "Threats From Both Inside and Outside - Scams, Cheats, Collusions and Other Current Table Game Situations That Eat Away at Profitability and Player Trust," and two signature sessions led by noted table games authority Jim Kilby.
Complete conference details and registration information are available at www.tablegamesconf.com.