Table game operators at the 2018 Cutting Edge Table Games Conference selected Poker Burnout by Casino Gaming Development; Ricochet Poker by Ricochet Poker; and Multiplier Blackjack by Multiplier Blackjack as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of Casino Journal’s Best New Table Games competition at Paris Las Vegas. The winners were voted on by qualified attendees who were required to sample each of the 19 new games entered in the competition.
As the Gold winner, Poker Burnout will receive floor space at Blue Lake Casino; Downstream Casino; FireKeepers Casino Hotel; Muckleshoot Casino; Saratoga Casino Black Hawk; and Shooting Star Casino, providing that the game meets necessary regulatory and/or compact approvals.
“People like the simplicity of Poker Burnout; you can pick it up in one or two hands,” said Angel Espino, the game’s inventor. “It’s easy for a dealer to teach and deal. The odds, the return-to-player and the house edge are all great. The house is happy with the game and the players like the hit frequency and the payout, knowing that they will get something back every two, three or four hands. It also feels like players have control of the outcome because there’s a decision point where they have to burn a card.”
In addition to the Best New Table Games competition, the Cutting Edge Table Games Conference was composed of a pre-event workshop presented by table games expert Bill Zender and two full days of conference sessions and keynote presentations. It will return to Paris Las Vegas next November.