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Nevada Casino Owners Hope to Attract New Generation of Gamers

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Gaming in Nevada is about to see some changes. And casino owners hope that will bring a whole new generation of gamers. Video Gamers.

The Nevada Legislature has approved a bill that will allow the industry to adapt. They plan to add in games that are skill-based. Meaning that your skills can improve your odds of winning. And they think that will be a winner overall.

Chris Moyer is with the American Gaming Association in Washington, D.C.

"It's a move for the industry to attract a younger consumer who is more accustomed to video games," Moyer says. "It's a forward looking bill and it's a measure that's going to help the industry innovate and reach a key consumer who wants games just not the games we have."

So what will that look like? Local officials like Rob Mouchou, Senior Vice President of Gaming for the Eldorado properties says it could look a lot like popular games in social media, like Candy Crush and Angry Birds, and it could look like games we have with a skill-based twist. 

"We've seen a boost in the popularity of poker and it's a game where your skills do pay off. Millennials are used to seeing their skills pay off and we feel this will be a great thing to bring our industry into the current times. It will be interesting to see what the manufacturers come up with."

As for 'when' we might see changes, that will be up to the manufacturers too. But most of the gaming officials we talked to today seem to feel we'll see some changes in the next year. They also say the 39 other states with legalized gaming will be watching Nevada as we are the first to unroll the changes here.

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