Is skill-based gaming really the answer for the next generation?
Casinos are looking for new ways to engage Millennials including new skill-based gaming. This past September regulations covering skill-based slot machines were approved by Nevada gaming regulators. New Jersey also put in place skill-based gaming laws.
Baby boomers and older gamblers have been cycling out of the casino revenue pool and the allure of the Vegas-style slots. Younger generations including Millennials are visiting Las Vegas but only 63% of them who visited last year gambled, preferring to spend their time by the pool, shopping, dining or in the clubs.
As designers, how do we make the casino experience meaningful and fun for this new generation who grew up with video games and arcades? A generation who has a different idea of entertainment?