Gamblit Gaming has rolled out its first electronic skill-based gaming machines with Poydras Gaming through a partnership agreed last October.

The partnership sees Poydras' Integrity Gaming subsidiary serve as the exclusive distributor of Gamblit's products in tribal jurisdictions in Oklahoma and Texas, with the first machines now deployed at Oklahoma's Downstream Casino Resort.

Gamblit's Model G skill games machines feature a range of titles, including Gamblit Poker and the pirate-themed Cannonbeard’s Treasure, and offer players the chance to test their skill and dexterity through video game elements designed to appeal to new and experienced gamblers alike.

"These consoles going live mark an important milestone in our development and position us as the leading provider of next generation gaming devices in Oklahoma and Texas," Poydras Gaming chief executive Peter Macy explained. "Gamblit's games have been designed to appeal to a wide demographic, retain existing users, attract new players, increase game play and ultimately, increase cash flow for our customers.

"We have multiple contracts in place to install Gamblit consoles and expect the success of this first installation will attract even more interest."

Commenting on the roll out in Oklahoma, the third-largest gaming market in the United States, Gamblit chief executive Eric Meyerhofer said: "Integrity is a leading player and a trusted partner in Oklahoma, and its strong and enduring relationships make them the ideal partner as we deploy additional gaming machines in the region."

In related news, Poydras has signed an agreement with Oklahoma tribal operator the Choctaw Nation to place gaming consoles at its Choctaw Casinos & Resorts venues.

These include machines manufactured by Gamblit, as well as Class III machines from Grand Vision Gaming, which also has a distribution agreement with Poydras in place. 

Initial placement of the machines will take place at Choctaw Casino & Resorts' flagship property in Durant, with the installation set to be completed by Q3 2017.

"This agreement demonstrates the attractiveness of our line of exclusive machines in the gaming community, allowing us to expand and diversify our customer base," Macy commented. "We are pleased to make this initial placement with a leading operator like the Choctaw Nation and look forward to increasing our relationship with them as these consoles demonstrate value."

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