Penn National Gaming casinos across the country will begin offering new installations of electronic blackjack games. The nationwide casino operator recently signed a partnership with Interblock. The gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) is the market leader.
Interblock is one of the electronic table game manufacturers that you’ll most often see in casinos. Their products appear in casinos all over the world.
The new partnership between Penn National and Interblock will include installations at more than 20 casinos across the United States. The deal also guarantees Penn National Gaming casinos exclusivity on newly released products.
Interblock’s product portfolio will allow Penn National to offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Craps in an array of formats. Interblock games include standalone automated games, video machines, bartops and live and/or automated stadiums and Pulse Arenas.
Indiana and Ohio First To Get New Games
Hollywood Lawrenceburg (Indiana), Ameristar East Chicago (Indiana) and Hollywood Toledo (Ohio) will be the first Penn National Gaming casinos to see the new games. Each property will install Interblock’s Diamond Stadiums.
The Diamond Stadiums are customizable to work with the customer base and unique floorplan at each casino. Similar to other stadium gaming installations an unlimited number of player stations can be connected to a single table. The number of dealers will depend on the games offered.
Configured with dealer assist tables, automated generators and/or video generators the different stadiums provide multi-hand Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Craps games to guests from a single station. One of the unique abilities of these games is that casino operators are able to turn a dealer assist table into an automated stadium with the touch of a button during non-peak hours.
“We’ve long been fans of Interblock’s electronic table games products and are pleased to be able to offer them at more than 20 of our company’s leading properties,” said Dan Cherry, Vice President of Gaming Operations for Penn National Gaming.
Penn National Gaming Casinos
Penn National Gaming is one of the largest casino operators in the US. They operate more than 30 properties between traditional casinos and racetrack casinos (racinos):
- 1st Jackpot Casino
- Ameristar Black Hawk
- Ameristar East Chicago
- Ameristar Council Bluffs
- Ameristar Casino Vicksburg
- Argosy Casino Riverside
- Argosy Casino Alton
- Boomtown Casino Biloxi
- Boomtown Casino Bossier City
- Boomtown Casino New Orleans
- Cactus Petes
- Hollywood Casino Aurora
- Hollywood Casino Bangor
- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
- Hollywood Casino Columbus
- Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway
- Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast
- Hollywood Casino Joliet
- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley
- Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
- Hollywood Casino St. Louis
- Hollywood Casino Tunica
- Hollywood Casino Toledo
- L’Auberge Baton Rouge
- L’Auberge Lake Charles
- M Resort
- Meadows Casino
- Margaritaville Resort Casino
- Plainridge Park Casino
- Prairie State Gaming
- River City Casino and Hotel
- Tropicana Las Vegas
- Zia Park Casino
Expect to see the new Interblock electronic table and stadium installations in the largest traditional Penn National casinos.
Electronic Blackjack and Stadium Blackjack
There was sort of a boom in electronic blackjack and stadium blackjack in 2017. Video mania, so to speak, slowed down in 2018 since so many casinos had the new games. There aren’t too many large casino operators that don’t already have deals in place for this kind of game.
The electronic and stadium installations perform differently at all casinos. Sometimes the games are an option for a game with a lower minimum bet than live dealer blackjack. There are also casinos that just need to maximize space and the installations can help with that.
Casino operators love electronic blackjack and stadium blackjack because the games help reduce expenses like paying multiple dealers. Gusts at casinos like this option because the table games might be intimidating or limits might be lower than games with live dealers.