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    Default Atari plans to launch online crypto casino

    If you're over the age of 40, you may remember the video game maker, Atari, which featured hit game such as Space Invaders, Asteroids and Pong.

    Well, the company Atari SA plans to launch an Atari-branded casino built in ďVegas CityĒ next month, featuring some of its classic games from the 1980s. The move is the latest step in Chief Executive Officer Frederic Chesnaisís effort to make Atari "more modern and relevant."

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    The casino, developed in partnership with Decentral Games on the Ethereum blockchain, will include Atari-themed games and Atari non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which can be leveraged to earn more digital currency. The companies expect to see bets of $150 million in 2021 and $400 million over two years, according to their joint statement.

    Casinos on the blockchain have attracted a mix of skepticism and enthusiasm, with crypto fans seeing them as the future of gambling and conducting hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions on networks like Justin Sunís Tron. NFTs have risen to wider popularity in recent months as an alternative investment vehicle, marking pieces of digital art as unique and trading on the expectation that enforced scarcity will make them more valuable over time.

    Chesnais has been trying to make Atari more modern and relevant, including previous cryptocurrency-related forays. Atariís predecessor companies raised a whole generation of gamers with arcade and home titles like Asteroids and Pong in the 1970s and 1980s, but the firm has long been sidelined by stronger, bigger rivals.
    Back in October, GSD Group ó an innovation and strategy agency ó announced that it hired architecture and design firm Gensler and unveiled their vision for a pop culture and video game-inspired Atari Hotels, with the first two hotels to open in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona.

    Read more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-launch-casino

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    Compare this approach to the UK legislative stance which is specifically banning anything gambling related that might appeal to kids.

    It will be interesting to see how this develops and whether the anti cartoon brigade also start affecting US properties

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    It will be interesting to see how this develops and whether the anti cartoon brigade also start affecting US properties
    They will certainly strike against Atari, the only question is when.

    **** the anti-cartoon brigade. These dysfunctional people will not survive the slightest bit of human adversity. I might not either, but I probably have a better chance since I don't cry over offensive Christmas songs, cartoons, and anything else that could hurt my feewwlings.

    Get tough :P

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    It would be interesting to the consequences after releasing Atari. But overall the idea is cool

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    Very interesting initiative by Atari, this is a casino I'm curious to see how it'll look like, can't wait to see it live

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    I think this is a really cool idea! Many of us in our 40s will have fond memories of Atari so instantly its caught my interest.
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    It is very good idea! I would like to see how the casino will look like. I do remember playing Atari games a long time ago. Yes, I'm over 40...

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    It will be very interesting to see these people launch a cryptocurrency casino with games based on the original 1980s video games. Without any doubt, this move should really be very rewarding for them.

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    Hope they'll have an affiliate program

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    interesting to see this project live - there are many Atari lovers here (40+)

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    This got me reminiscing and I ended up finding a site where you can play the old games! Just been having a few races on pole position and a blast on the original space invaders!
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