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Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots

Posted at 10:38 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 02:42:51-04

A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game.
GameCo tells The Associated Press it is ready to put machines in the three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment as soon as the first week in October. That is pending approval by New Jersey gambling regulators.
But it is in a race with rival firm Gamblit, which earlier this month announced plans to put similar machines in California and Nevada in October, also at Caesars-owned casinos.
The machines have an element of randomness common to regular slot machines in terms of the environment players are presented with. How well or poorly they maneuver their way through the game will determine how much they might win.