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Atari, the Classic Arcade Game Developer, will launch a virtual casino in May!

The legendary video game developer Atari formed a partnership with Decentral Games this year. Both companies simultaneously announced the projected launch of the crypto-based Atari Casino, a 20 parcel Casino estate, on pre-purchased land of the virtual world of the blockchain game “The Sandbox” in May of this year.

Note: The Sandbox is a decentralized, community-driven platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, which allows gamers to monetize their gaming experiences and derive profits through the purchase of virtual land. 

Atari, which has been actively engaged in the gaming industry for almost 50 years, is a trailblazer in the development of early home gaming consoles and computers. The market scope and revenues at the time of inception were mind-blowing. However, after weathering several crises involving losses, sale of divisions, splitting of departments, and haggling over management rights, the company quietly faded out of the gaming market. After numerous mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs, the company’s business performance has remained lackluster.

In recent years, Atari has attempted to get back on track through the manufacture of retro gaming consoles and the opening of gaming-themed Atari Hotels. The company is currently preparing to venture into the online digital gaming market. It has also announced the pending release of 1 million exclusive, crypto-based Atari Tokens. This virtual currency can be utilized for both online gaming transactions and real-life financial transactions. These tokens are currently available for preorder.

Atari has stated that its virtual casino will offer gamers a wide range of gameplay options including Roulette, Poker, and Blackjack and great flexibility in terms of value storage channels. In addition to the company’s exclusive cryptocurrency “Atari Token”, gamers may also use Bitcoin or Ether. Even direct payment methods such as cash remittances or debit cards are supported.
Despite the fact that Atari Casino will not go online before May, there will be an official pre-launch press conference with attractive prizes such as NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens, a special kind of cryptoasset), ATRI (Atari Token), and Decentral Games, and other digital crypto-based products. The company also announced that the world-renowned artist Dillon Francis will give a special performance to celebrate this grand occasion.