Video game gambling in casinos?

February 7, 2008

Everyone is familiar with the one-armed bandits of any casino. You put in a coin, pull the handle, and 9 times out of ten, you lose the coin. Slot machines manage to take in over a billion dollars a day in the U.S. alone. It is strange to think that such a successful money maker is in need of a significant face-lift.

Several slot machine manufacturers are breaking tradition and creating new machines targeted at a wider audience. The traditional slot machine targets middle-aged women with free time and money to spare. These new machines are attempting to gain the interests of twenty to forty year olds. This audience tends to prefer the lower-stakes gambling opportunities in casinos, mainly card and dice games.

From adding Pong and Breakout during bonus rounds, to setting machines to play in tandem to create a competition, a new generation of slot machines is being born. Although betting on this new form of slots is a gamble within itself that is what the industry is all about. This new brand of gambling will help bring slots to a new generation, and ensure that the gambling industry won’t be losing one of their best money making products.

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