Over in ‘Merica, Las Vegas are trying to influence younger gamblers to the casino floors, the best thing they can come up with is payouts based on skill level…..
“It’s like “Guitar Hero” that pays you back, if you’re any good.” – at least, that’s the pitch gambling regulators across their country are hearing as they consider whether to allow casinos to offer slot machines that mimic video and arcade games in an effort to attract younger gamblers.
The latest is Massachusetts, where the state Gaming Commission released draft regulations governing the new machines on Thursday. Marcus Prater, executive director of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, a Nevada-based industry trade group, says so-called “skill-based” slot machines are meant to appeal to millennials who tend to skip over traditional machines because they see them as old-fashioned.
But anti-gambling activists say the machines have the potential be more addictive than their predecessors because they blur the line between children’s games and wagering.