New Jersey Regulators Approve Skill Based Slots
The younger generation of casino patrons or millennials as they are often referred to are one of the main focuses of attention for traditional land based casinos. As our daily lives are controlled more and more by digital devices, casinos are having to duplicate what many young people spend a lot of time doing in their casinos.
This includes playing video games but with a real money twist. As we have reported over the last year skill based slot machines or VGM’s are a hot topic and are seen by many as the deal way to tap into the younger generation who are pretty disinterested with regular gambling options like slot machines. We reported on Gamblit’s recent partnership in Nevada with Caesar’s owned casinos. Their main competitor GameCo have now responded by getting approval by New Jersey gambling regulators. GameCo wil be the first to deploy skill based machines in three Atlantic City Casino operators owned by Caesars entertainment.
With the greenlight given by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the machines could be deployed in a matter of days. GameCo’s CEO and founder Blaine Graboyes was delighted at the news and said,” With this approval from the DGE, the VGM is officially the first skill-based video game gambling product approved by any U.S. gaming jurisdiction regulator.”
Director of the gaming enforcement division, David Rebuck gave their side of the news,” We have been at the forefront of encouraging innovation, and are pleased that the efforts of GameCo and division staff have culminated in this skill-based video game becoming available in Atlantic City before any other jurisdiction in the United States.”