Published on September 26th, 2017 | by gareth0
PAC-MAN Battle Casino Announced
If you go to a casino anytime soon, you may find a familiar face presenting a new gaming option.
Pop Culture Phenomenon, PAC-MAN Battles its way into Casinos
as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Joins Forces with Gamblit Gaming
The World’s Most Beloved Videogame Character Gets Gamblified with Real-Money Gaming Experience
PAC-MAN Battle Casino Hitting Casino Floors in 2018
LOS ANGELES – September 26, 2017 – Gamblit Gaming, LLC, the leading publisher for real-money and skill-based gaming for land based casinos, today announced a strategic partnership with Japan based BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., the developer behind the iconic arcade game PAC-MAN™, to launch a one-of-a-kind casino experience with PAC-MAN Battle Casino™. Considered to be among the most recognized videogame characters of all-time, PAC-MAN originally launched in 1980 and has become one of the longest running video game franchises in arcades and virtually every game system ever made.
PAC-MAN Battle Casino will feature cutting-edge real-money gaming mechanics as 2-4 players battle each other for a cash prize, while retaining the fun and retro maze gameplay that has made PAC-MAN a fan-favorite around the world. The original Japanese development team behind PAC-MAN Battle Royale™ is teaming up with Gamblit Gaming on a co-development project to bring PAC-MAN Battle Casino to life on casino floors in early 2018 on Gamblit’s Model G™ interactive game tables. They are also planning to develop an all new single player PAC-MAN experience for Gamblit’s TriStation™ hardware.
“Like so many people, PAC-MAN was the first arcade game I ever played,” said Darion Lowenstein, Chief Marketing Officer, Gamblit Gaming. “Partnering with the visionary team at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. to bring an entirely new and innovative experience to fellow PAC-MAN fans is truly an honor and a dream come true for me. PAC-MAN has been a huge part of our culture and has grown to become so much more than just an arcade game. With PAC-MAN Battle Casino, we’re adding another level of excitement to the classic PAC-MAN experience by bringing fans into the modern arcade – the casino.”
“PAC-MAN is one of the most famous and popular video games,” said Yoshiyasu Horiuchi, Executive Officer, AM Business Unit of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “In 2005, it was featured as the Most Successful Coin-Operated Game in the Guinness Book of World Records. So, we believe PAC-MAN Battle Casino will appeal to a wide range of people, especially those who once played PAC-MAN. We are also thrilled to see PAC-MAN Battle Royale get transformed into a real-money and skill-based game, PAC-MAN Battle Casino.”
PAC-MAN Battle Casino will make its world debut at the Gamblit Gaming booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the largest international gambling trade show and conference, October 3-5, 2017. The game will be fully playable on Gamblit’s Model GTM multi-player platform as well as on a large format arcade experience system, as attendees will go head-to-head for prizes as four PAC-MAN fight to be the last one standing!
As the leading innovator of real money and skill gaming, Gamblit Gaming develops and publishes a wide variety of games that bring a casual, arcade sense of fun and skill into the casino market. Gamblit Gaming also works closely with game developers to gamblify and publish their hit games into new markets, tapping into the exciting atmosphere of land-based casinos, activating a broader audience and new revenue stream. Gamblit Gaming provides all of the technology, gambling expertise, operations, account management, security, gambling licenses, regulations and compliance elements needed. The company also helps casino operators deliver a compelling entertainment experience to not only attract new players, but retain existing users. Through Gamblit Gaming, casino operators can compete on innovation while driving growth and revenue.
Gamblit’s Model G interactive game tables are live in Las Vegas and are the first multiplayer skill games on the casino floor. Locations with Gamblit’s hardware and games include Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the Hakkasan Group managed Level Up gaming lounge at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the LINQ Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, The Venetian Las Vegas, Red Rock Casino Resort, Boulder Station Las Vegas with many more properties to be added soon. Gamblit’s skill games and tables are also live at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, the first location in the state to offer skill games, as well as Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma, Celebrity Cruises, and multiple Carnival Cruise ships. Gamblit’s platform has shown to lower the average consumer age down by 20 years in most jurisdictions.
For more information on Gamblit Gaming and their partners, please visit: www.gamblitgaming.com.