TEMECULA, Calif. (March 1, 2022) – Already an extremely popular game at casinos across Asia, Pechanga Resort Casino guests are the first in the United States to experience Ocean Phoenix™, a new game from Gaming Arts. Pechanga, Gaming Arts and the game’s creators, Jumbo Technology Co., Ltd., celebrated the release of the game in America on February 4 inside Pechanga Resort Casino. Casino and Gaming Arts executives cut the ribbon opening the game to the public. A mermaid and merman at the game also added to the excitement surrounding the launch of the slot game with interactive video action on the screen.
The seven and one-half foot long gaming console features spaces for six players. During game play, all players participate in the same game and can see the 66-inch screen in the center of the gaming area. Each player works independently to capture the game’s ‘Four Beasts’ – the Mighty Phoenix, the Elegant Mermaid, the Ancient Crocodile and the Flawless Octopus. Each person playing can see what the others are doing within the game, including their current credit count. The premise is to fire upon the invading creatures, including the Fantastic Beasts, and capture them. Each shot taken counts for game credits. When a player has killed the target, he or she receives credits. Guests can also earn additional weaponry within the game that aids them in capturing their targets.
“We were first introduced to this game about one year ago at a trade show in Las Vegas,” said Alex Rodriguez, Vice President of Slot Operations at Pechanga Resort Casino. “There have been casino games in the marketplace that acted similarly to video games in the past, but nothing with this kind of technology, sound and deep integration of play levels and bonusing. We’re excited to see how our guests will respond to it.”
“Gaming Arts is delighted to partner with Pechanga Resort Casino to offer ‘Ocean Phoenix’ for the first time to customers in the United States”, said Mike Dreitzer, CEO of Gaming Arts. “This new and extraordinarily unique, arcade-style game will be very exciting for all players. We are grateful Alex Rodriguez and the rest of the great team at Pechanga, has agreed to work with us on this exciting project.”
Guests interested in playing Ocean Phoenix exclusively at Pechanga Resort Casino can play now, and mark their calendars for the game’s promotional launch from March 7 through March 13. More than 200 guests who play Ocean Phoenix during the promotional time period with their Pechanga Club cards properly inserted can win up to $1,000 in EasyPlay. See the Pechanga Club for complete details.
To continue the underwater-inspired celebration of the Ocean Phoenix slot game launch, Pechanga invites guests 21 and older to order the refreshing Ocean Phoenix Cocktail, imagined and formulated specially for the occasion. The drink even comes with a red and green gummy crocodile.
A mixture of tequila, blue curacao and sweet and sour mix and a colorful tajin rim, the cocktail special will be available from February 24 through March 14 at Round Bar, Corner Bar, and Acorn Bar for $10.50.