alking about Connecticut, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino collectively operate over 730 table games. On November 4, Mohegan Sun converted all ten of its generic Pai Gow Poker tables to Galaxy Gaming's enhanced "Emperor's Challenge" Pai Gow Poker.
"Pai Gow Poker's popularity has been steadily growing here at Mohegan Sun and increasingly, our players have been asking for enhanced versions of the game," said Don Bowen, Director of Table Games for the Mohegan Sun. "After examining different options, our research led us to choose Galaxy Gaming's Emperor's Challenge game. The timing of their expansion plans into Connecticut blended perfectly with our intent to offer our guests the enhanced table games they desire. Although we just converted our games to Emperor's Challenge, I can already tell you our players' response has been extremely favorable."
"We are very proud to be serving the Mohegan Sun with our award winning Emperor's Challenge Pai Gow Poker," expressed Robert Saucier, President and CEO of Galaxy Gaming. "When we met with their executive team earlier this year, we discussed the strategy of establishing a mutually beneficial, long term relationship between our respective organizations. We suggested they start with Emperor's Challenge because we knew they would immediately identify increased profitability. Once they have documented the increased performance from this enhancement, we look forward to introducing them to other Galaxy products which we anticipate will further add to the Mohegan Sun's profitability."
Besides, the Colorado gaming market has recently seen significant expansion due to legislation allowing casinos to offer craps and roulette, remain open 24 hours a day and raised the maximum wager from us$ 5 to us$ 100. There are currently 41 casinos operating in Colorado with approximately 23 of those now offering table games.
Galaxy Gaming has two of its games, Three Card Split and Buffalo Blackjack Bonus, currently approved for field trial with the Colorado Division of Gaming. More games are anticipated to be added soon. Buffalo Blackjack Bonus is a variation of blackjack designed by Galaxy Gaming specifically for the Colorado market. Colorado has some unique regulations regarding variations to Blackjack, so the Company's other popular side bets such as Lucky Ladies could not be submitted for approval. Buffalo Blackjack Bonus incorporates two side bets, known as "21 Magic" and "Bust Bonus," which conform to Colorado's regulations.
Dean Barnett, Regional Sales Manager for Galaxy Gaming reported on the response he received from Colorado casino operators. "Having just returned from Colorado, it was thrilling to experience such a warm and enthusiastic response from casino operators who were hungry for new table game products and; from a new table game supplier. Our initial game submissions were well received and I expect more of our games to be approved shortly which in turn, should result in additional placements," commented Mr. Barnett.
Robert Saucier, Galaxy Gaming's CEO noted, "The decision by Colorado legislators to relax table game regulations was beneficial for their table game operators and a significant consideration for Galaxy Gaming to enter the market. An unexpected side benefit was the development of the blackjack side bets '21 Magic' and 'Bust Bonus.' Originally created only for Colorado, we believe we can leverage their popularity into other jurisdictions as well. I think we have two more winners."