Crown enters skill-based gaming market

Crown Resorts is planning to roll out a new suite of skill-based electronic games with a Melbourne-based joint venture partner, The Australian reports.

Crown on Friday said its Chill Gaming joint venture will see “new entertainment product options’’ that would be showcased at future gaming technology expos.

Chill Gaming is a 50/50 joint venture between Crown and New Gaming Pty Ltd, owned by Wymac Gaming Solutions.

“Skill-based gaming is an interesting concept that is getting traction in a number of markets. It is a reaction to the emergence of games that are different to traditional games,’’ Crown chief financial officer Ken Barton said.

“We have got prototypes developed, and at gaming shows that are coming up over the next few months, we should have some demonstrations that we will be able to show.’’