Arizona casino launches play-for-fun online casino with Aristocrat

25th July 2014 7:27 am GMT

Land-based and online gaming technology supplier Aristocrat Technologies has launched an nLive play-for-fun online casino for Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, operator of three land-based casinos in the US state of Arizona.

The launch adds to Aristocrat's footprint of free-play sites, which currently includes the likes of Oregon’s Spirit Mountain Casino, California’s Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, and Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino among others.

Desert Diamond Casinos is an enterprise of the Tohono O'odham Nation, and operates three casinos across Arizonia in Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why. Players at all three casinos will now have access to the new nLive free-play content which is available at ddcaz.com.

Aristocrat said that the Desert Diamond nLive site is the first for a casino using a competitive casino management system.

“We are thrilled to announce this major milestone in our company's history and in the industry's history,” said Aristocrat vice president of system sales and marketing Kelly Shaw. “The integration between the nLive virtual casino and the property's CMS system show Aristocrat's commitment to supporting interoperability and open platforms.”

The site uses Aristocrat's exclusive nLiveLink technology allowing Desert Diamond Casinos to compare nLive data with the brick-and-mortar operation. The installation at Desert Diamond Casinos marks the first time nLiveLink will be used between Aristocrat's free-play site and a competitor's in-house system.

Treena Parvello, director of public relations and communications for the Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise, said: “We are incredibly excited to deliver this fantastic opportunity to our guests. Desert Diamond Casinos is already Southern Arizona's entertainment leader, and now with Aristocrat's nLive our guests can experience the possibilities in a whole new way online.”

nLive's play-for-fun casino offers players a selection of games including some of Aristocrat's most popular titles such as 5 Dragons, 50 Lions, Big Red, Imperial House, Miss Kitty , More Chilli, Queen of the Nile and Sun and Moon. It also offers players table games including card keno, hi lo solitaire, jacks or better, pro blackjack and roulette.

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