Want To Bet On Arcade Games? Dave & Busters To Add Social Wagering

Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
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Dave & Busters seems to be joining the social betting world with a new feature coming to their mobile app. Patrons will soon be able to wager on arcade games with friends. This includes social betting on the Hot Shots basketball game or Skee-Ball. Fans can expect this new betting function to launch within the upcoming months. D&B is aiming to capitalize on the growing popularity of sports wagering on the best sports betting sites.

How Betting At Dave & Busters Will Work

The betting process will work simply. Fans will be able to place friendly wagers on the outcome of arcade games through the D&B mobile app. D&B will be using gamification software powered by Lucra, a sports and recreational gaming technology company. The winner of the contest will be able to collect their winnings directly on the app.  This feature will be available to loyalty members.

“We’re thrilled to work with Lucra to bring this exciting new gaming platform to our customers,” said Simon Murray, senior vice president of entertainment and attractions at Dave & Buster’s. “This new partnership gives our loyalty members real-time, unrivaled gaming experiences, and reinforces our commitment to continuing to elevate our customer experience through innovative, cutting-edge technology.”

Through the software power of Lucra, fans will be able to compete for real money while at D&B. The ultimate goal is to increase fan engagement with patrons who are expected to spend more time and money at D&B with the social betting options.

With the product offering being skill-based games, the Lucra is able to operate without the sportsbook licensing. These real money contests and challenges will be available to patrons who are at least 18 years old.

Dave & Busters Entering The Betting Industry For Growth

The growing popularity of the legal sports betting industry was a major motivation for the launching of this new product.  With Lucra pushing the peer-to-peer fan-driven gamification software, it serves as the perfect segue to enter the industry. Social gaming is already in the fabric of the arcade giant as friends are already competing with one another.

The added ability to turn each arcade game into a friendly social betting contest seems like the perfect fit for Dave & Busters. Social gaming is estimated to be a $6 billion industry. D&B has already seen its share prices increase 50% this year and is looking for even more growth with this new product.