Konami to host world’s first Frogger gaming comp

Konami Gaming, Inc. will be hosting the world’s first Frogger skill-based gaming competition at MGM Grand’s LEVEL UP entertainment gaming lounge in Las Vegas.

The competition celebrates the launch of Konami’s skill-based gaming machine, Frogger: Get Hoppin’ which opened for play on Wednesday.

“Frogger has captured the attention of video game players worldwide for generations,” said Scott Sibella, president and COO of MGM Grand.  “Now, with Konami, we will offer our guests the first opportunity to play the game for prizes as we launch the skill-based game at LEVEL UP.  This Frogger game demonstrates the future of casino gaming and we invite players of all skill levels to experience it first-hand.”

Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc., said, “What people enjoy most about skill-based Frogger is that it’s instantly recognizable, easy to understand, and fairly rewards top players while still creating a fun experience for beginners.  This competition is an exciting opportunity for gamers and fans to be a part of Frogger history, while quite possibly winning cash prize awards in the process.”

The new gaming machine from Konami follows a trend towards skill-based gambling machines, with the aim of attracting millennials.

The game requires a $2 entry wager for the chance to win random cash awards and earn true skill-based cash awards.

The competition is open to anyone 21 years of age or older, with free entry to play the game and attempt a high score during designated times.