Mike Dreitzer, president of Gaming Arts LLC, a Las Vegas-based manufacturer of electronic gaming machines, bingo, keno and interactive casino-wide promotional systems, is looking forward to a year of growth after the never-before experienced challenges of 2020.
“Needless to say, it’s been a very difficult year for everyone,” he said. “From the beginning of this crisis, our focus has been on helping our customers, employees and communities as much as possible, while using the time wisely to position Gaming Arts for meaningful growth within the gaming industry in 2021.”
The company deployed its first slots at Valley View Casino in San Diego County in 2019. Then it placed more than 500 machines across the country in “record time,” Dreitzer said. He expects that momentum to continue in the coming years.
In November, the company revealed a new patent-pending HaloTop wheel cabinet along with several new games, including Inferno Wheel. This family of games features a patented persistence feature where values on the digital wheel go up as the action speeds up.
Hamster Libre is a game that has been approved for this cabinet.
Several months ago, the company unveiled Casino Wizard, a single-player table multi-game with takes on classic table games such as blackjack and craps.
Next summer, it will introduce a new vertical cabinet, VertX Grand, that will include a 49-inch portrait display with a library of games.
It will also introduce newly created historic horse racing games.
Finally, it will make available a suite of UVC disinfection products designed to make casinos safer.