Casino games, slots and video poker to be made available on customers’ mobile devices
Cantor Gaming has announced an agreement with California’s Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians to provide its Colusa Casino Resort with a mobile casino gaming platform.
The deal will see gaming technology supplier Cantor offer a wide selection of casino style games on its proprietary mobile platform, which will be available to Colusa’s customers present at the resort. These will include Xtra Odds Blackjack and Xtra Odds Baccarat, while a selection of slots, table games and video poker will also be available.
Lee M. Amaitis, president and CEO of Cantor Gaming, said of the deal: “We are delighted to enter the California market with Colusa Casino Resort and be the exclusive provider of mobile gaming at their resort. By offering our unique proprietary gaming content that combines pioneering technology and entertaining content with the ease and flexibility of our popular mobile devices, we are confident that we will provide Colusa customers with an extraordinary gaming experience.”
The deal is the latest example of a tribal casino partnering with an online gaming specialist. Last month bwin.party signed a 10-year B2B online poker deal with the United Auburn Indian Community, while last year Playtech signed an initial play-for-fun poker software licensing deal with COPA and has since launched the Calshark website ahead of potential regulation.
However Senator Wright and Senate President Steinberg’s egaming bill SB 1463 has failed to progress, having been pulled from a hearing in the California senate by the former last week due to lack of support. The bill faces stiff opposition from tribes and card rooms who have argued it does not go far enough protect their existing land-based businesses.
Senator Wright told the LA Times that he and Steinberg intend “to try and work some more and see what we can do. We will keep talking. But it’s a tough go”.