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Decentral Games has partnered with Atari to launch a cryptocurrency-based casino next month on the blockchain-based virtual reality platform Decentraland, Decentral Games said in a blog post on 8 March.

The so called Atari Casino will be developed on the Ethereum blockchain by Decentral Games, with Atari providing the license to its branding, and will feature a number of Atari-themed games. In the casino — which will include games of luck, and games combining skill and luck — players will be able to spend Decentraland’s native token (MANA), as well as DAI and the newly added Atari Token (ATRI), to play games and earn Decentral Games native token DG. Decentral Games said in the blog post:

“By combining our expertise in building crypto casinos with Atari’s decades of experience in developing video games, we are excited for our community to immerse themselves in an innovative and new gaming experience.”

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Once launched, the Atari Casino will provide 88% of its profits to the dgTreasury, allowing Decentral Games to continue developing “exciting new features and share more rewards with our community”. Decentral Games will also try to capitalize on the recent NFT frenzy during the launch of the casino, by giving away exclusive NFT prizes during the launch event next month.

Decentraland is an Ethereum-based blockchain platform, where users can purchase, build and monetize virtual reality apps. Players can utilize two tokens — LAND (a non-fungible ERC-721 token) and MANA (a standard ERC-20 token) — to interact with the platform and purchase land, goods and services.

Last month, Atari entered into a strategic partnership with Polygon to leverage the platform’s layer 2 solution, and improve the scalability of its ATRI token. The game developer also plans to use the low-cost ecosystem to explore the minting of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other token-related products.

Update: The article has been updated to specify that Atari Casino is developed and owned by Decentral Games.

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