Competition Interactive’s “hybrid” slot game Running Rich Reels recommended for final approval

After successfully completing a 6-month slot trial, Competition Interactive’s Running Rich Reels slot game has received a recommendation for final approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The final step in the approval process will occur at the Commission meeting on December 22.

Keith Winters, Chief Creative Executive of Competition Interactive, commented: “As a Las Vegas gaming manufacturer, we are thrilled that we brought the casino industry the first-ever gambling racing game. We are closer to merging the world of land-based casino gambling with the world of interactive video games. The time for Next Generation gambling games is now.”

Paul Steelman, CEO of Competition Interactive, added: “We founded Competition Interactive to create and build new forms of casino entertainment. We’re dedicated to creating a whole new world of competitive and interactive games for the casino.”

According to a press release, the game has been positively received by both operators and players for its interactivity, high-end graphics, and innovative gameplay. The hybrid chance/skill game is billed as “the world’s first and only” slot game with a steering wheel that allows players to use their skill in an arcade-style race to determine bonus payback. “This unique arcade-style racing experience will enable players to drive for cash on 6 fairytale-themed courses with a modern twist,” the company noted.

Competition Interactive offers land-based and online social, competitive, skill-based products with “next-generation game designs,” which can be played in Las Vegas casinos including New York New York, and The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. The firm seeks to bring “the familiarity of playing arcade and console-style video games to the exciting environment of the casino floor.”