Next Gaming, a manufacturer of skill-based gaming machines, will undergo a test of its games for 60 to 90 days at the Linq Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
According to CDC Gaming Reports, the Linq will have two each of four different games on trial—Atari’s Asteroids, Taito’s Arkanoid and Bust-A-Move, and the Las Vegas-based company’s original ZForce. There’s also a plan in the works for a trial at a casino in Downtown Las Vegas and to expand to other casinos around the country in 2020.
“We’re close to the finish line,” Next Gaming CEO Darley told CDC. “We know the Caesars’ brand, and they are breaking ground on innovations. They have spent a lot of money for interactive gaming and skill-based gaming, and these (skill-based games) should build off each other (there). There’s enough uniqueness in gameplay to have a different experience. Once we build the synergy in a pocket of skill-based games, people will gravitate to that area.
“Generations have played these games,” Darley said. “I played them. My kids played them, my grandkids played them. They know the games. (People) are going to have memories of playing them in the arcade… we designed them to be authentic.”