Why Las Vegas Strip casinos continue to add electronic table games

Why Las Vegas Strip casinos continue to add electronic table games

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • McKenna Ross, Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 16, 2024 8:53 PM
  • McKenna Ross, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Electronic table games have been in casinos around the world for more than two decades, but post-pandemic factors have made the games ubiquitous — and more diverse — in the Las Vegas market.

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Tom Mikulich, senior vice president of innovation and slots for locals operator Station Casinos, said the company has had electronic table games for about a decade starting with IGT’s Dynasty product line. The commonly deployed automated games, like one roulette wheel spinning in the center, allowed players to sit at six to eight terminals with an outcome based on a random number generator.

But expanding product lines — such as terminals that offered one person one outcome and stadium-style setups with a live dealer staged for dozens of players — grew more popular as regulators welcomed the social distancing-friendly approach.