Table Game Inventors

From Concept to Casino-Ready As Efficiently As Possible

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Nevada Inventors

Table game inventions are booming in Nevada. In order to compete, inventors must focus on bringing professional products to the table and completing all required steps. Whether an inventor is designing the table game layout, marketing to a casino for a Field Trial, or presenting to the Nevada State Commission for final regulatory approval, quality is the key.

Review the steps below to determine what you’ve already completed and what your next steps will be.

Ready For a Field Trial?

Field Trial evaluation requests and investigations are handled by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The following steps outline the strict requirements to present the application for submission of a new game. Pre-work and attention to detail will ensure the application is accepted for evaluation. Any deviation from the requirements and the application may be rejected.

An applicant must include the following items for the submission of a new game:

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What Can Vegas-Aces Do for You?

Whatever stage of the process you are in, whether you just finished the game design and need to understand your next steps, are ready to order prototypes, are ready to pursue a Field Trial, or need a hand with game placement, we're determined to see you succeed. Vegas Aces Services, LLC provides Post Design Support as well as Field Trial Marketing Packages, Table Game Marketing Packages and Promotion Packages to assist table game inventors in reaching their goals. All package items are available a la carte. This allows you to pick & choose the products & packages that's right for you.

Marketing Package

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Step 1. When selling the idea of your table game invention to casino managers for placement, you'll want a powerful message that'll stir up excitement and get them interested in the unique aspects of the game. This package creates that framework and allows you to witness your design come to life with the creation of a specialty designed table game felt, a promotional video, rack cards and more. We highly recommend that table game inventors have these items fully completed before moving on to the Field Trial Package. The package below incorporates experienced support and custom designed products to ensure your game outshines the competition.

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Field Trial Promotional Package

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Step 2. After you've completely finished creating all of the different components for your game, you're ready for a Field Trial. The more polished your game and presentation are, the better your chances will be for casino placement. Now it's time to excite those casino managers by using your custom designed table game materials to reveal a winning concept.

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Training Package

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Step 3. Congratulations. Your game was successfully given a field trial placement. In order to ensure good numbers, there are several factors to be aware of. The first is training. It's important for casino dealers to have proper training on how to deal the game. If dealers have bad training or no training at all, this can cause a variety of problems that could lead to the downfall of a terrific game. It's vital that dealers receive proper training on how to deal the game, as well as explaining how to play the game. By having Vegas Aces check in on them through out the field trial and make sure these dealers are conducting your game properly, this will ensure a more prosperous outcome.

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In-House Promotional Package

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Step 4. The real work begins after the table game inventor recieves a field trial. The next 90-day period is cruicial as the data recorded will determine if your game moves on to have multiple paid casino placements, flops, or it fades away into exsistence. If you want your new game to succeed, we highly reccommended fierce promoting tactics provided by the inventor. Keep in mind, the casino won't market your game for you.

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Paid Placement Package

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Step 5. Once an inventor receives final regulatory approval for their table game, the game is ready to be promoted to casinos for profit. As with field trial placement, the more polished the game and the presentation, the better the chances for placement. We'll help you get into as many casinos as we can for a flat fee. You keep all of the monthly commission you make on the game and you're not required to pay us a percentage fee for the lifetime of the game. The package below incorporates professional marketing and support to achieve placement.

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Transition Package

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Step 6. When placing your game in multiple casinos, you'll want to assure there's a smooth transition. Why worry about unforeseen hiccups, missed placed equipment, or incredibly late start times. We'll handle all of the logistics for getting your game in the casino and up and operating on schedule.

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F.A.Q.

The 1955 Legislature created the Gaming Control Board ("Board") within the Nevada Tax Commission, whose purpose was to inaugurate a policy to eliminate the undesirable elements in Nevada gaming and to provide regulations for the licensing and the operation of gaming. The Board was also to establish rules and regulations for all tax reports to be submitted to the state by gaming licensees.

The Board consists of three full-time members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms, with one member acting as Chairman, and is responsible for regulating all aspects of Nevada’s gaming industry.

The primary purpose of the Board is to protect the stability of the gaming industry through investigations, licensing, and enforcement of laws and regulations; to ensure the collection of gaming taxes and fees an essential source of state revenue; and to maintain public confidence in gaming. The Board implements policy enforcing State laws and regulations governing gaming through six divisions (Administration, Audit, Enforcement, Investigations, Tax and License and Technology). Our gaming regulatory framework has developed a reputation around the globe as the leader through its 80 year history and long standing contributions of legislative and government leaders, gaming commissioners, board members and dedicated employees. This reputation has been greatly enhanced by the contributions of gaming lawyers, accountants, advisors and members of the academic community who have challenged our system with continued new ideas.

Our reputation has been built on a philosophy that gaming, when properly regulated, can thrive and be an important contribution to the economic welfare of our state. Our agency’s reputation has been built around a philosophy of consistent legal, ethical and fair-minded practices and actions. Our reputation has also been established through highly rigorous standards for licensing, suitability and operation. Maintaining a balance between rigorous standards for the industry and the kind of flexibility that permits innovation and prudent expansion is an overarching goal that guides not only our day to day decision making, but also our consideration of changes to regulations and statutes

The Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board govern Nevada's gaming industry through strict regulation of all persons, locations, practices, associations and related activities. We protect the integrity and stability of the industry through our investigative and licensing practices, and we enforce laws and regulations, while holding gaming licensees to high standards. Through these practices, we are able to ensure the proper collection of taxes and fees that are an essential source of revenue for Nevada.

  1. In all decisions and in the performance of our jobs, our highest priority is our duty to protect the citizens of Nevada and visitors to our state by ensuring the interests of the agency, any employee or any licensee are not placed above our duty to our citizens and visitors.
  2. We act with a high degree of integrity, honesty and respect in carrying out our duties and in our interactions with our stakeholders.
  3. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of all information entrusted to us by applicants, licensees and other stakeholders.
  4. Our objectivity, independence and impartiality are beyond reproach. We avoid all personal or professional circumstances or conflicts that would call these into question.
  5. Our processes ensure that actions, decisions and policies are consistently applied and do not result in advantages or disadvantages to any party to the detriment of another.
  6. Our investigations, audits and tests, while comprehensive, are objective and fair-minded. Written reports of such actions are made with a high degree of care with special attention to accuracy.
  7. We carry out our duties in a rigorous and thorough manner and utilize the resources provided to us wisely and only for the legitimate purposes of the agency.
  8. We continuously challenge ourselves to improve the practices and processes of the agency to keep pace with the industry’s change, growth and innovation and our legislative mandates.
  9. We continuously improve our public communication and public access to provide guidance and assistance to those we hold accountable for compliance.
  10. We foster and maintain cooperative relationships with other governmental bodies, domestic and foreign, and our professionalism and competence bolsters our reputation as world class participants in gaming regulation.
  11. Our professional work environment is demanding and respects the individual differences of our employees. We set a high standard for hiring and advance employees based on demonstrated achievement.

The Gaming Policy Committee was created in 1961 by then-Governor Grant Sawyer. Governor Sandoval reconvened the Committee in 2012 to provide recommendations on how Nevada can best regulate interactive gaming. Prior to Sandoval’s action in 2012, the full group had not met since the 1980s. The objective of the Committee is to gather input from various constituencies, including the public, on gaming policy issues, for possible future consideration by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission, as appropriate.

According to state law, the Governor may call meetings of the Gaming Policy Committee for the exclusive purpose of discussing gaming policy. Any recommendations concerning gaming policy made by the Committee are advisory. The Committee and its predecessor, the Gaming Policy Board, provide a forum for the Governor, the gaming regulators, the gaming industry and the public to discuss gaming policy in the State of Nevada.

A new Nevada Gaming Policy Committee Report was due June 15, 2018. This information has been delayed due to continued policy and procedure discussions.