IGT and Boyd Gaming to Offer VR Archery Tournaments

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Land betting groups International Game Technology and Boyd Gaming are beginning to offer a new product to customers looking for a way to draw in younger players.

Boyd's Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be offering SiegeVR and Archery VR to their property. The games have been developed by IGT and will see punters working with bows and arrows to stop enemies from storming the gates of the castle. The game will have a $30 fee for each two person team to compete with. The winning team wins $300 in slot dollars, which can be used to play slots in the casino. Those going solo will pay a $10 entrance fee, with a $125 slot dollar prize. All prizes must be played through within 48 hours of winning.

To try and keep things fair, Boyd put into the game's terms that they can disqualify players that may be considered "advantage players". The games are being deployed through the HTC Vive headset, which has been seen as the most technically adept headset. The company is planning on launching a wireless version of the headset later this year, and it's unknown whether or not that will be ported to these casino products.

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26 March 2018 - 6:49pm

I could imagine IGT would have a big success with that, certainly the younger generations ate crazy about things like this in which the new technologies and VR in particular have the main role so I think well worth it effort of IGT to create the product.