The Orleans Hotel and Casino Introduces Daily Virtual Reality Tournaments in IGT’s “Virtual Zone”
Customers can test their virtual archery skills for the chance to win bragging rights and Slot Dollars
LThe Orleans Hotel and Casino invites guests to put their virtual reality (VR) skills to the test in the property’s all-new “Virtual Zone.” The Virtual Zone is IGT’s VR platform for the casino environment that enables players to compete in spirited VR tournaments and enjoy competitive VR games. This debut at The Orleans marks Boyd Gaming’s first VR entertainment offering and IGT’s first VR installation on a casino floor.
Located adjacent to Bailiwick American pub and eatery, The Virtual Zone offers two feature tournament-compatible archery games, SiegeVR™ and ArcheryVR™. Both games are competition-driven virtual reality experiences that leverage HTC Vive VR technology to transport players to a competitive virtual world where they engage in a bow-and-arrow battle to defend a castle from oncoming aggressors. Player scoring is based on the number of targets hit.
Two-person teams can compete in Siege VR tournaments for $30 per team and the top daily team score wins $300 in Slot Dollars. Individuals can compete in Archery VR tournaments for $10 per person, and daily top scorers can win up to $125 in Slot Dollars. Entry fees are cash only and participants must be B Connected members to play.
“The Virtual Zone adds diversity to the casino floor and complements The Orleans’ gaming entertainment offerings,” said, Matt Ryan Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Now our B Connected players can experience the latest in VR immersive technology, while competing for Slot Dollar prizes.”
“IGT’s Virtual Zone and the unique content and tournament technology that supports it, delivers an entertainment experience unlike anything previously offered on casino floors,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming. “The SiegeVR and ArcheryVR games afford players at The Orleans a competitive VR experience that accommodates skilled and novice players alike, and rewards the top-performing participants.”
Virtual Zone games can be played Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The game schedule follows:
- Archery: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Siege: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
For more information on the Virtual Zone at The Orleans including its official rules, please visit: https://www.orleanscasino.com/events/the-orleans-virtual-zone.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.