Casino launches first wide area progressive for table game

Apr 23, 2008 8:14 PM

Staff & wire reports | Just as the National Indian Gaming Association opens the doors to its tradeshow, NIGA 08, in San Diego, an Oklahoma tribe has launched the first wide area progressive network on an electronic table game – TableMAX’s Progressive Blackjack game.

It is the industry’s first of its kind and is now live in Oklahoma at Bordertown Bingo & Casino and at Quapaw Casino.

TableMAX plans to quickly bring the proprietary wide area progressive technology to other jurisdictions.

TableMAX is building a Progressive Blackjack wide area progressive to become the largest network of linked table games with multi-million dollar jackpots. No matter the size or location of the casino, players will have the same opportunity to win big.

Speaking from the company’s headquarters in Las Vegas, TableMAX CEO Stephen Crystal said, "This is incredibly exciting news for TableMAX. Our patented proprietary technology for wide area progressives will revolutionize the electronic table games sector. Everyone knows electronic table games are the fastest growing segment of gaming, and now, with our proprietary technology, we are ready to take the game to the next, even more exciting level."

Casinos operating TableMAX games have shown increased revenue in the game space. Many have reported the game to be performing in the top 3-5 games on the entire floor.

"Our operating partners have seen incredible success with TableMAX games and now, with our patented wide area progressive, will further energize the game and players, as the potential win can grow quickly and dramatically," Crystal said.

With Progressive Blackjack, side bets are focused on the number of consecutive Aces dealt to a player in any one hand, regardless of split and/or double rules. A player participating in the Progressive is paid on one, two, three or four Aces, whether or not they win or lose against the dealer’s hand. Players opting out of the Progressive side bet play the same familiar game of Blackjack known worldwide.

Based in Las Vegas, TableMAX a developer of electronic table games, owns global rights to proven and popular table game content, including Progressive Blackjack, Caribbean Stud poker, Caribbean Draw poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and Bonus Blackjack.