How Casinos Got Around Slots for Tots Law with Nostalgia

Back in January 2000, Gov. Brian Sandoval, the then-chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, pushed the “Slots for Tots” bill, which banned cartoon-themed slot machines that could appeal to minors. “This is a remarkable and landmark day,” Sandoval said after the Slots for Tots rule was enacted. “This will be a model that will be …

Japan to be Next Slot Machine Frontier

Last month, Japanese lawmakers finally approved casino gambling after years of debate. And now, Japan is poised to be the next slot machine frontier for casino companies that have seen their profits stagnate. The downside is that we won’t see casinos and slot machines turn their lights on until the early 2020s – when resort-style …

Customized Slot Machines – Future Gaming Trend?

Casinos and game developers are still trying to figure out how they can get millennials on slot machines. And inventor Darryl Rosenblatt thinks the solution might reside in allowing players to customize the game symbols and music. Rosenblatt, who owns Scrappy Elegant Gaming, has patented a product called Real Reels, which works as follows: – …

Florida to Become US Slot Machine Capital?

For years, Las Vegas has been known as the slot machine capital of the United States. But a pending deal in Florida could see the Sunshine State become a serious gambling rival. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the state’s laws could be rewritten so that Miami-Dade and Broward counties could each have an additional …

IRS to Keep Slots Tax Threshold at $1,200 – Not $600

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delivered a late Christmas present to slots players since they’ve decided to keep the slots winnings tax threshold at $1,200 – rather than lowering it to $600. This will prevent thousands of extra slot machine players from having to report wins as low as $600 to the IRS. The IRS …

South Australia Reduces Casino Slots Bets to $5

Many Australian states are working to curb the country’s gambling problem. Such is the case with South Australia, which ushered in the New Year by reducing maximum casino slots bets from $10 to $5. As motivation for casinos to comply, any establishment that doesn’t reduce their bets will have their slots floor shut down. This …