- BattleBots branded slot machines will be coming to retail casinos across North America in the immediate future.
- BattleBots is ‘the world’s premier robot combat competition’ and are filming Season 7 in Las Vegas.
- The slots can be previewed at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas through the end of the month.
One of the major mysteries of modern life: ‘Why isn’t TV programming filled with wall to wall fighting robots?’ I can’t answer this gnawing philosophical concern, but I can provide some news on the topic. The most successful TV adaptation of the ‘fighting robots’ genre has been BattleBots. The show bills itself as ‘the most popular robotic combat sport in the world’ and is now seen in over 150 countries. Season 7 is being taped now at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas which is the perfect setting to announce the release of a series of BattleBots casino slot games!
The games were developed in collaboration with Konami Gaming and will be hitting casino floors next month. They can currently be previewed at the Season 7 taping in Las Vegas through October 30. Here’s the official announcement from the Konami Gaming press release:
BattleBots®, the world’s premier robot combat competition, announced a preview of the world’s first BattleBots casino slot games at World Championship VII, ahead of the upcoming official launch. Created by global casino games developer Konami Gaming, Inc., BattleBots slots are scheduled to arrive at casinos next month, featuring iconic environments, sounds, scenes, and machines from the popular robotic combat sport and TV show broadcast in over 150 countries. BattleBots slots invite players to take part in a clash for cash, as reel symbols, bonus events, and action sequences bring top bots roaring to life, and hungry for a handpay. Spectators at the World Championship VII and Season 7 filming can preview BattleBots slots through October 30, 2022, at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas.
Edward Roski (Trey), BattleBots creator and CEO, is no doubt thrilled to have his creation permanently enshrined in a slot machine theme:
“From cash awards to crazy explosions, BattleBots slots are packed with features for players and fans to enjoy. There are appearances by some of the most iconic BattleBots from over the years, and a jackpot feature involving the coveted Giant Nut. Working closely with Konami, we’ve taken the BattleBox into a casino slot—putting players right in the center of the action.”
Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc., understands the anticipation awaiting the release of the BattleBots slot games:
“Since BattleBots slots were first announced, fans in markets from across the globe have expressed interest and excitement. The anticipation around the world’s first BattleBots slots is unmistakable, and the wait is nearly over.”
For the uninitiated, here’s the ‘elevator pitch’ on BattleBots. And, yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds:
BattleBots is the most popular robotic combat sport in the world, now seen in over 150 countries. The famous TV show and live event feature custom built, remote-controlled robots, designed and operated by competitors to fight in a 48’ x 48’ bullet proof glass arena. Created by Ed Roski and Greg Munson, BattleBots is produced by BattleBots, Inc. and Whalerock Industries. Executive producers are Chris Cowan, Edward Roski (Trey), Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge, Aaron Catling, and Evan Gatica. For more information about BattleBots, please visit battlebots.com.
Here’s some sizzle reel footage from Konami. Enjoy!