'Ferris Bueller, the video game' coming soon to a casino near you

November 22, 2016 Press of Atlantic City

By Nicholas Huba

GameCo, the company that developed skill-based gambling games for Caesars Entertainment properties in Atlantic City, has entered into an agreement with Paramount Pictures to develop games based on popular movies.

The New York City-based video game company is in the process of developing a racing game based on the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, a hidden-object game based on “Paranormal Activity” and a platformer adapted from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

“We are always seeking ways to bring our iconic film properties directly to fans,” said LeeAnne Stables, president of worldwide marketing partnerships and licensing for Paramount Pictures. “These new products bring them to life in classic arcade game play formats.”

GameCo recently launched the skill-based game “Danger Arena” at Bally’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort and Caesars Atlantic City. The object of the game is to destroy as many robots as you can.

The gambling platform allows a player’s video-game skills to determine the payout and winnings while maintaining the same casino economics as slot machines.