3-Way-Action wins Aliante 'taste test'

Mar 17, 2009 4:00 PM
by David Stratton |

The table game "taste test" is over, the results are in and the players have spoken: the winner is Gaming Entertainment’s (GEI) Three Way Action poker game, by a margin of nearly 3-to-1.

The test was held at Aliante Station, where players were invited to try out new table games from four top manufacturers, using play money, then voting on their preferences afterward.

GEI’s Three Way Action was the top vote-getter, with National Table Games’ Flop Poker taking second place (the game has a following in the South and Midwest).

Not far behind were two other GEI games in third and fourth place – Low Ball Blackjack and Double Draw Blackjack.

Overall, there were eight games from four manufacturers available for play. The other companies were Shuffle Master and 10 Stix.

Aliante Station’s Director of Casino Operations John Fort said the table game "taste test" came in response to players often requesting new games.

"We thought this would be a good way to poll their likes and dislikes," Fort said, adding that GEI’s Three Way Action, in addition to garnering the most votes, won a spot in the Aliante casino pit for live action play.

Moreover, other Station properties in Las Vegas may offer table game tests of their own, which would poll their clientele on game preferences.