February 9, 2017
Top Las Vegas casino architect venturing into skill-based game design
One of the world's top casino architects took the first step toward becoming licensed as a gaming equipment manufacturer and distributor on Wednesday.
Las Vegas-based Paul Steelman, who has designed casinos from the Strip to Vietnam and Macau, told the state Gaming Control Board that he is venturing into skill-based game design with a subsidiary to his architectural firm called Competition Interactive LLC.
The Control Board, meeting in Carson City, unanimously recommended licensing Steelman, the CEO of Steelman Partners, as a manufacturer and distributor. The Nevada Gaming Commission is expected to consider the recommendation on Feb. 23. The company's first game is expected to be reviewed by regulators later this year.