US – Nevada Gaming Commission gives final approval to Competition Interactive’s steering wheel slot, Running Rich ReelsBy Phil - 4 January 2023
On December 22, 2022, Competition Interactive’s Running Rich Reels Slot Game received unanimous Final Approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Competition Interactive aims to shake up the world of casino gaming with its social, competitive, and hybrid skill-based games which can now be enjoyed in Las Vegas casinos including New York New York and The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
Positively received by both operators and players for its interactivity, high-end graphics, and innovative gameplay. The hybrid chance/skill game is the world’s first and only slot game with a steering wheel that allows players to use their skill in an arcade-style race to determine bonus payback. This unique arcade-style racing experience will enable players to drive for cash on 6 fairytale-themed courses with a modern twist.
The Las Vegas based gaming start-up, Competition Interactive, offers land-based and on-line social, competitive, skill-based fun with next generation game designs. Leading casino architect and CEO of Competition Interactive Paul Steelman and Chief Creative Executive of Competition Interactive Keith Winters, a digital media and animation veteran, lead the team. In addition, the small team consists of Robert Quinones, Lead Software Engineer, Roland Lavallee, Lead Hardware Engineer, and Connie Stafford, Director of Compliance. Paul and Keith developed the company due to their casino visionary expertise and their passion for evolving the casino gaming experience.
“As a Las Vegas gaming manufacturer, we are thrilled that we brought the casino industry the first-ever gambling racing game. We are closer to merging the world of land-based casino gambling with the world of interactive video games. The time for Next Generation gambling games is now,” said Mr Winters.
“I always loved what Stan Fulton (RIP) and Randy Adams created with the Wheel of Gold, now Wheel of Fortune slot machine. Why couldn’t the bonus be a video game driving experience? Keith Winters and I created and financed Running Rich the first slot machine that features a video driving game bonus. It has been successfully evaluated in Nevada and California and has received approvals from the Nevada Control Board and Commission. We feel the excitement of the ride to come” said Mr Steelman.