Hard Rock hooks up with Cantor’s eDeck

Feb 23, 2010 5:02 PM
by GT Staff |

Device puts casino in the palm of hand

In the wake of the success of its eDeck, handheld gaming devices at several Las Vegas casinos, Cantor Gaming has extended its mobile gaming offering through a deal with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Hard Rock joins the Venetian/Palazzo and M Resort with the high-tech gaming devices for its casino customers.

Under the agreement, Cantor Gaming will provide its eDeck to Hard Rock customers, allowing them to play their favorite casino games, including table games, video poker and slots, in designated areas of the Hard Rock resort.

In addition to those popular electronic games, Cantor Gaming has also developed proprietary games for its eDeck, including XtraOdds Blackjack and XtraOdds Baccarat, with extra propositional bets that dynamically calculate odds based on the cards dealt, giving players an extra opportunity to press or hedge their bets.

"We’re pleased to bring mobile gaming to the Hard Rock," said Lee Amaitis, president and CEO of Cantor Gaming. "We’ve had an extremely positive response to eDeck since it was first launched last March at the M Resort. The ability to play casino games away from the casino floor adds a whole new dimension to the Vegas experience, and the flexibility of mobile gaming appeals to customers who are already used to the freedom of using mobile devices in many other aspects of their lives."

Randy Kwasniewski, president of the Hard Rock, added, "We are excited to welcome the addition of mobile gaming to the Hard Rock. Now, gamers are able to enjoy all the Hard Rock has to offer, such as our pool and beach club, fine dining and exciting nightlife, all the while still able to bet and play casino style games on their mobile device. Mobile gaming reflects our values at Hard Rock: offering our customers innovative, creative and fresh ideas to complete a special and unique experience at our resort."

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