Top 10 takeaways from the 2016 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas

Everywhere you looked at last week’s annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), there were smiles and laughter. And the blissful mood wasn’t just because the thousands of attendees and nearly 500 exhibitors were in Las Vegas with an array of after-hours “networking” parties to choose from, although that certainly helped. No, the folks at G2E, including yours truly, were in a jovial state all week because it was clearly evident that the gaming industry is in a bona fide state of evolution and growth.

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Skill plays

In the coming weeks, an Atlantic City casino is likely to be the first in the nation to host a new kind of slot machine—an arcade-style, first-person shooter game called Danger Arena. Produced by startup slot-maker GameCo, Danger Arena doesn’t look like your typical slot machine. It is housed in what looks more like an arcade console than a slot cabinet. It has an Xbox-style controller.

http://ggbmagazine.com/issue/vol-15-no-10-october-2016/article/skill-plays

In pursuit of a winning strategy: Getting millennials to gamble

Picture a slot machine on a casino floor in Las Vegas. Sound effects blaring, lights flashing, graphics dancing across the screen. Maybe it’s “The Hangover” machine, where quotes from the movie pop up with each spin and the reels are filled with the film’s characters alongside images of a hospital bracelet, a satchel and a chicken. Oh, look! Five Mike Tysons in a row!

http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/In-pursuit-of-a-winning-strategy-Getting-millennials-to-gamble

GameCo aiming for true skill gaming

It’s no secret that slot floors have been looking for something to reinvigorate the market, to bring in younger players and somehow keep them at machines the way the more traditional slot player has been. Blaine Graboyes, GameCo CEO, has something quite different to what we have seen so far up his sleeve.

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