Successful casino games are slow, incline steady, and sometimes even have some downsides. I have written several times how Mississippi Stud Poker had only two tables for the first few years of its existence. Now it’s a monster hit.
Three Card Poker also has an advantage that today’s games cannot – almost no competition. Back then, that meant wiping out the useless blackjack table. At the moment, that likely means deleting well-performing games, hoping the new game will perform better. It is much riskier for casinos to visit poker88.
Those in the industry and whose main task is to create games understand the process of success is a slow one. A few years ago, I analyzed a game for Shuffle Master (since being acquired by Bally Technologies, which was acquired by Scientific Games) called Deuces Joker Wild. The original version I analyzed may differ slightly from the current version, but the essence is still the same. The game was showcased at the Global Gaming Expo in 2015 and was showcased again last year. Four or five years after that happened and two years after that exhibited the number of tables living in the field several dozen.
Is this a big hit? Not yet. Will it? Very likely. This is despite the fact that it doesn’t go into the hundreds by the end of the year and it’s impossible to get anywhere near Three Card Poker – which is roughly 2,000 tables. Scientific Games will be very happy if over the next few years it continues to climb and reach 100-200 tables and can survive or continue to grow slowly.