|PDS Gaming has announced that it has received regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board for the marketing of its Nevada ‘Bonanza Blackjack’™. PDS is a diversified gaming company that finances, leases, sells, manufactures and refurbishes gaming equipment for the casino industry and operates gaming facilities.|
‘Bonanza Blackjack’™ is said to be an exciting new ‘jackpot’ variation of the traditional Blackjack table game. The game will be played like traditional Blackjack, but participants will be able to buy into a ‘Bonanza Jackpot’ for an additional $1.00. Player’s winnings can be increased from $10 to $25,000 if they win the jackpot. This added element of excitement is aimed at attracting new players and encouraging existing players to extend their stay at the tables.
President and Chief Operating Officer of PDS Gaming, Peter Cleary, commented, “We are excited about the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s approval of the newest game utilizing our proprietary DCS digital technology platform.” He added, “The initial response by casino operators to ‘Bonanza Blackjack’™ has been very positive. PDS is developing a number of other digital games with features that enhance the entertainment value of the games, while providing security and financial incentives to casino operators. Our goal is to bring these games to market beginning in the first quarter of 2002.”