09 Oct Why is Emerald Island Casino’s Penny Video Poker Progressive located at the Emerald Island bar so unique?
In the 1970s, when the concept of personal computers was just beginning to take hold, a man by the name of Si Redd developed and pitched an electronic version of draw poker to the executives of the giant gaming company Bally Technology. Bally decided that they were not all that interested but allowed Mr. Redd to take out a patent on Video Poker. While Video Poker took a long time to catch on, by 1981 it became popular game on casino floors. Mr. Redd’s took his company public and changed the name to IGT which is the world-wide leader in Video Poker technology.