Arcade Style Games Closer To Becoming A Reality In Nevada Casinos
We reported in June on efforts to attract younger audiences to Nevada casinos. Casino revenues have fallen in Nevada in the last few years as the gambling audience who are used to classic slot machines are getting older. The young generation has got accustomed to playing video games on mobile devices and smartphones. This is the audience that the gambling industry is looking to attract.
The idea of offering arcade based games for real money in Las Vegas casinos is seen by many as the ideal method to embrace a new and younger audience. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has recommended legal language that would enable slot machines requiring a skill to win or a combination of talent and luck.
These changes will be brought before the Nevada Gaming Commission and will be discussed at the regulatory board on September 17 ahead of the Global Gaming Expo where slot makers demonstrate their latest innovations.
The potential for legal skill based games that would reward real money to payer is huge. Players of Angry Birds or Battleship competing against each other for real money seems a guaranteed winner. Companies like Gamblit Gaming are confident that they could rollout skill-based video games by early to mid-2016 should the submission process be approved.