Harrah’s Northern California is first US casino to offer HotSeat Jackpot

July 10, 2024
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The digital game provides hourly drawings that offer chances to win a pooled jackpot while playing at different table games.

Harrah’s Northern California property has announced that it will become the first casino in the US to offer HotSeat Lotto’s HotSeat Jackpot, a player-funded drawing where guests wager against one another with bets ranging from $1 to $100 for a chance to win a jackpot every hour. 

“We’re excited to be the first to offer HotSeat Jackpot, which provides our guests with a convenient digital hot seat drawing experience every hour,” Harrah’s Northern California SVP and GM Jeff Cutri said. 

“At Harrah’s, we’re always focused on elevating our guests’ experience by providing unique and fun gaming opportunities they can’t find anywhere else.”

Once an hour, the tablet chimes signaling that a four-minute betting window will open. Players may wager from $1 to $100, with each dollar representing an entry into the drawing. During the betting window, players can see the actual amount of the jackpot as it grows from additional wagers by fellow players. 

When the betting window closes, the game randomly selects a winner and the screen flashes across all tables announcing the winner and the size of the jackpot.

“We couldn’t imagine a better partner than Harrah’s Northern California to debut our cutting edge community-based hot seat gaming product here in the US. We’ve realized international success with a dozen properties in Mexico currently offering our revolutionary HotSeat game,” HotSeat Lotto CEO Lance Lietzau said.

“The experience gained in rolling out both our single casino as well as wide area progressive system, which allows multiple casinos under the same brand to link players across multiple properties, has ensured a seamless launch for guests at Harrah’s.” 

HotSeat Lotto believes a common complaint with traditional hot seat games and promotions is that they are too infrequent and too inconvenient for many players. So in hopes of counteracting this issue, HotSeat Jackpot has a tablet linked with all of the other tables throughout the casino floor.


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