Arcade Style Video Games Coming To Vegas Casinos
Las Vegas has in the past few years transformed itself into an entertainment destination in addition to still being a gambling Mecca. Gambling revenues especially slots have declined in the last few years and casinos are looking to attract newer and younger audiences. The classic slot machines have their appeal to the older generation but younger audiences are used to advance graphics and top of the line games which are readily available on any smart device.
Casinos and lawmakers are aware of the need to replace the older gaming audience and have come up with the idea of introducing arcade 0style video games that would payout real cash but based on a gambler’s skill in the game.
Young players are used to their Xbox and PlayStation and would certainly choose these arcade style games over slots according to many. Earlier this year interested bodies like the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers pushed for a Nevada law aimed at regulation these new types of skill based games. Nevada has over 150000 slot machines which all depend solely on luck and not on skill. Nevada casinos need a new revenue sources to make up for the 20 percent decline in slot revenues in the last few years.
The idea behind the move is not to replace the slots but rather offer them as an option on the casino floor with perhaps a disc jockey and bar nearby in a club like atmosphere. The new regulations and rules are expected to be ready by October for the Nevada Gaming Commission to approve. New Jersey has already adopted regulations to allow skill based games but only one digital games has so far been submitted and is waiting approval.