A premium segment gaming machine must be aesthetically superior and easy to use. At the same time, it must provide for a comfortable length of stay at the machine by the guest in order to offer high profitability for the operator through optimum performance.
Design has improved immensely, with a focus on player comfort and enhanced entertainment capabilities. Multi-player games have become a platform for mixing art, entertainment and gaming, providing exciting elements of the casino environment with a competitive atmosphere, shared emotions and social interaction.
As the consumer demographics and technology evolve, it will become commonplace for an increasing mix on a casino floor to be multi-player games. From a casino operator’s view, what makes the multi-player table games attractive is the ability to offer a traditional casino game with multiple side-bet opportunities at an increased hands-per-hour ratio, with none of the normal security issues, and a higher win-per-unit-per-dollar and hold percentage.
While interactivity and multi-functionality of games may increase, providing customers the opportunity to combine several entertainment features at once, the most successful products remain those capable of keeping some live element in gaming and maintaining the authentic sensation of the classic casino atmosphere.
Casinos continue to demand products that satisfy the craving of the table game player while enhancing the playing experience and simultaneously driving cost and error out of the operator’s business. It is this kind of technology that operators are demanding to ensure accuracy and better returns on valuable floor space, and to secure player retention.