Canadian company Jackpot Digital is looking to make a major impact on the global poker industry by introducing an innovative poker table that was first displayed at the 2017 Canadian Gaming Summit.
This is a digital poker table which completely eliminates the need to have a live poker dealer as no cards or chips are required to play poker.
The poker table has been named Jackpot Blitz and was shortlisted as a nominee for the land-based innovation category award at this year’s Global Gaming Awards.
Jackpot Digital is not the first company to experiment with digital poker tables as Pokertek, a US based firm has its own set of unique poker tables. However, Jackpot Digital has invested millions of dollars and spent nearly 17 years in research to develop an exciting software program that powers the digital poker table.
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In a statement, Jake Kalpakian, President and CEO of Jackpot Digital said
I think Jackpot Blitz has a very good chance of changing the landscape of gaming. The key is to make the gameplay feel like you are playing with a real deck of cards: you can cusp the cards, hold the cards, fold the cards, the noises – it all simulates a real poker game
The front end has been created keeping all of the requirements of the modern day poker player. Players will be able to play poker at Jackpot Blitz by using the touchscreen which allows them to swipe and flip digital cards. The sounds emitted are very similar to live action taking place at a casino. The table costs approximate $25,000 and is currently being manufactured at Burnaby.
One of the biggest USP’s for the Jackpot Blitz poker table is that it allows players to perform multiple tasks while waiting for their turn. They can have a look at the menu, order food and drinks or even decide to play another game such as blackjack or baccarat. The other fantastic feature of the Jackpot Blitz table is that players will soon be able to login to their cryptocurrency accounts and play with their digital currency of choice.
Jackpot Digital recently confirmed that it had patented its Jackpot Blitz table and had signed a letter of intent which will allow cryptocurrencies to be accessed from the poker table. The company has customized the back end to provide casino operators with a wide variety of metrics that will help casino operators calculate their rake, profit and player preferences.