The old-school, one-armed bandits known as slot machines are getting a modern-day makeover to attract a new, younger generation of Las Vegas gamblers—or, that is, gamers.
Under legislation signed earlier this month by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, newfangled slot machines will no longer be the luck of a draw but will have a skills-based element to them. That skill would be akin to shooting aliens, driving cars or performing other acts in a video game setting.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see some video game partnership licensing deals,” Chris Moyer, a spokesman with the American Gaming Association, said in a telephone interview with Ars.
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