Casinos are venues were you rely on luck to successful in any game. Games like pokies, craps, roulette and baccarat require you to be lucky in order to win any prizes – but that could all change, as casinos are beginning to add skill-based games to their players.
This is a new venture that has been started by casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The former gambling capital has seen a significant decline in visitors of the last few years, and casino owners in the city are looking for ways to reinvent their venues to attract a newer, younger crowd.
Over the years, casino owners have noticed that the newer generation of visitors do not seem to show an interest in traditional casino games. So, they have decided to take a new approach to gaming on casino floors.
In Atlantic City, the Borgata Hotel Casino has installed basketball nets that allow the venue to host free-throw competitions. Players can compete to win prizes worth upwards of $10 000. This is the type of skill-based gaming that casinos are interested in offering players more of.
Las Vegas casino operators are also gearing up to take on this trend. A bill has recently been passed in Nevada that allows casinos to offer skill-based games, so venue owners are jumping into action by working with games developers to create new titles that players will enjoy.
“This bill allows gaming manufacturers to use cutting-edge technology to meet the challenges prompted by a younger, more technologically engaged visitor demographic,” says Governor Brian Sandoval. “Passing this legislation into law is an important step forward in providing new opportunities for this critical industry”.
In Australia, there is still no word on skill-based games being offered at casinos here. However, we can still hold out hope that this trend will catch on in local clubs and casinos.