New Jersey Approves Skill-Based Slot Machines

Many casinos and gaming authorities are examining skill-based slot machines as a way to attract millennials to casinos. Nevada gaming regulators were the first to approve skill-based slots, doing so in May of last year. Now, New Jersey has become the latest state to jump aboard the trend. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement …

Voters Reject Revere Slots Parlor – Wynn Pleased with Results

Voters in Revere, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb, have voted down allowing a slots parlor in their community. As we discussed last month, Wynn Resorts doesn’t want the slots parlor, and they played a big part in influencing people to vote ‘no.’ 2,970 people voted against the measure, while 1,574 voted to allow it – creating …

Real Housewives’ Kim Zolciak Plays $100 Slots

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak made waves in Las Vegas recently when she was spotted playing $100 slot machines. Zolciak and her husband, Kroy Biermann, took out $25,000 to play slots with while being filmed for the season premiere of Bravo’s Don’t Be Tardy. The married couple appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves …

VR Slots, Gambling to Grow 800 Percent by 2021

We’ve discussed virtual reality slots in the past, notably in April, when the Oculus Rift headset was released. But it still feels like the days of everybody playing slots through their VR headsets are a long way off. However, a recent report by Juniper Research indicates that we could see virtual reality slots become a …

The Disappearance of Slots Floor Workers

Up until the late 2000s, it was common to see dozens of slots workers at major casinos. Back then, you’d see casino employees scuttling around doing hand payouts (over $1,199), taking care of VIPs, taking change from machines, and exchanging cash for quarters. But look out across any slot machine floor today, and you’ll see …

Coin-Based Slot Machines are Going Extinct – Here’s Why

Even after IGT released the first ticket-in-ticket-out (TITO) slot machines in 2000, coin-based slots continued to dominate casino floors. That’s changed greatly, though, with very few coin-operated slots found on Las Vegas gaming floors today. The LA Times reports that of Vegas’ $50.5 billion in slots revenue last year, less than 3% of it came …