On Friday it was reported that a bill promoted by gaming machine manufacturers that allows an element of skill to slots games had been unanimously approved by the both Nevada House and Senate. If signed by Governor Brain Sandoval it would require the Nevada Gaming Commission to adopt regulations relating to the development of technology in gaming – specifically arcade style gambling games.
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers proposed Senate Bill 9 and it was introduced to the Senate in December 2014.
The idea is that slot machines will be created to have elements of skill as well as other features in the hope of attracting younger gamblers.
The Nevada Gaming commission according to the bill will need to draft regulations that allow for the development of technology onto the games.
Last year at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas a key theme was how casino game makers and casino operators are able to attract the Millennials. Millennials describe a group that came into young adulthood in 2000. These people will now be in their 20’s and early 30’s and have more disposable income then their predecessors. Studies have found that a great number of this group find slot machine gambling to be “boring”.
Online casinos ventured into the realm some time ago with one of the most popular games being Microgaming’s Max Damage and the Alien Attack.
The next Global Gamin Expo will be held at Cotai expo at the Venetian Macao, Asia from 19th May to 21st May 2015.