Let’s be clear from the outset: The Strip casino of the future isn’t going to look like your child’s Xbox or PlayStation.
But gaming industry leaders seemed unified in an opinion expressed over the four-day Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas — changes have to be made in the slot machine floor over the next few years if casinos are going to attract a younger customer base.
It’s not going to be a wholesale change.
“We’re just looking for a small space, not the whole floor,” said Eric Meyerhofer, CEO of Gamblit Gaming, whose Glendale, Calif.-based company has been at the center of bringing a new type of slot machine to casinos.
Customers who love the core slot machines, such as Blazing 7s, Buffalo and Wheel of Fortune, will still find those time-tested games.
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