In October 2020, the entertainment software company Atari launched a digital currency and later revealed plans to join the Ethereum virtual reality game Sandbox. On March 8, Atari announced that the company is now launching a casino in Decentraland, another metaverse built on Ethereum. According to the announcement, the firm’s gaming platform in Decentraland will showcase classic video games and Atari-themed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as well.
Software Firm Atari Partners With Decentral Games, Plans to Host a Casino on Decentraland’s Metaverse
Back in 1972 and into the early eighties, the brand name Atari was a well known video game console and software firm that created numerous trends. The brand has passed through several owners since its peak in popularity, and Atari Interactive is now a subsidiary of the French publisher called Atari SA.
Over the last few years, the company has been planning a comeback and while doing so it discovered blockchain technology and cryptocurrency solutions. Atari launched its own digital asset in October 2020, and recently the firm has been partnering with blockchain projects like Sandbox.
On March 8, 2021, Atari revealed it has partnered with Decentral Games, the team behind the Ethereum-based Decentraland metaverse. According to the announcement, Atari is planning to build an Atari-themed gaming casino inside an area being constructed in Decentraland called “Vegas City.”
The announcement also reveals that the playing ground Atari will leverage will be leased for a period of two years. The partnership press release also says that the two firms expect bets in the millions …
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