Leading slot firm lands in Nevada

Aug 3, 2004 5:56 AM

Gaming & Entertainment Group (GEG), one of the leading designers of cutting-edge slot systems, has opened new offices in Las Vegas. The offices are located in the Spencer Airport Center just south of McCarran airport.

GEG’s new facility will include approximately 5,000 square feet of offices, a product showroom and gaming research laboratory, as well as nearly 2,000 square feet of warehouse space.

Company officials said the main focus of the facility includes software and hardware development, sales and marketing, finance and administration.

As reported by GamingToday earlier this summer, Gaming & Entertainment Group is a provider of advanced server-based gaming systems, downloadable games and online gaming sites for casinos, lotteries, bingo halls and licensed betting offices.

The concept of downloadable slot games, in which a casino operator can make available hundreds of games on one slot machine, is already a reality in some jurisdictions outside the United States, and some Class II tribal casinos.

Although expected to be the next great advancement in American casinos, downloadable games won’t be approved by regulators for at least another year or two, experts have predicted.

The main concern over downloadable slot games is computer security — could the games be subject to hacking or other breaches that would compromise the games and the awarding of jackpots.