Gamblit Gaming plans to bring Esports to Casinos
Surprisingly, it’s not what you think it might be.
As Electronic Sports is still hot on the issue with gambling digital goods with recent scandals involving multiple online personalities resulting in the takedown of different item or skin gambling platforms that use Valve’s Steam OpenID API, the idea of putting the words “Esports” and “Casinos” in one sentence may not be very appealing to fans but that won’t stop a California-based digital gaming solutions company Gamblit Gaming from trying to bring Esports to Casinos through a platform called G-Sports.
Founded back in 2010, Gamblit has been known to create and publish digital titles and as well as bringing in previously non-casino games to casinos such as Halfbrick Studios’ Jetpack Joyride, which is slated for a casino adaptation this 2017. Realizing the potential of Electronic Sports, and with the field also gaining ground in Las Vegas after the success of EVO 2016 and the plan to develop an Esports tournament right at the heart of the World’s Entertainment Capital, Gamblit now wants to bring competitive play to Casinos through the concept of real-time tournaments played within casinos themselves that award real cash.
Pretty surprising since at first you’d thought that this will be all about gambling which makes you rely on luck, instead, Gamblit’s plans would have you rely more on your skill as its time-based tournaments will also feature a leaderboard system, that earns you more rewards the higher you climb up the rankings.
While the plan is to bring Esports inside Casinos, we are yet to see packs of players challenging each other in League of Legends. Dota 2 or even CS:GO as the initial phase of the Gamblit G-Sports platform will instead have Road Redemption, a vehicular combat PC and console title by Pixel Dash Studios and EQ Games as its central title, albeit having other Esports games may not be that far off in the near future.
Gamblit Gaming’s G-Sports platform is currently featured in the ongoing Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.