For some time now, officials in the gambling industry have been discussing how to get the younger audience, 20 to 30somethings, interested in casino gaming. While the older generations seem to thoroughly enjoy the slot machines and table games, the younger crowd want to be wowed. Discussions have included skill-based games similar to video gaming consoles, with Nevada approving the option to offer skill-based video gaming aspects for slot machines just last year.
For Atlantic City, the skill-based gaming is on the horizon as GameCo has gained licensing for a first person action engine with publisher 505 Games. The company will be creating a skill-based gaming option with the goal of placing such games in New Jersey casinos.
GameCo plans on offering the first gaming machines later on in 2016 and will be seeking regulatory approval to be able to launch the games. The company can see the future of the gambling industry including a section of the casino floor devoted to skill-based gaming or an actual video game casino being offered. Details of what the game may be have yet to be announced.