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Slots Slot Machines Future

Discussion in 'Slots Forum' started by EvanCGP, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. EvanCGP

    EvanCGP New Member

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    Hi, guys!

    My team and I prepared a report based on the one-day conference, organized by The American Gaming Association (AGA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the innovations and trends in the iGaming industry. You can check the piece here.

    Long story short, experts are worried that slots are still reel-based, the whole structure of the game is fixed and players are losing interest in playing the same old slot machines every time they enter the casino.

    Tell me what is your opinion on this matter. Do you agree that slot machines passed its peak?
     
  2. Mickey Crimm

    Mickey Crimm Well-Known Member

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    In the several B & M casinos I've been to this year the video line games are very modern, very creative, and I think the designers of these games will continue to produce quality product. None of the casinos had a shortage of business when I was there.
     
  3. BUZZARD

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    50 years ago table games were 70% of the casino win and slots were 30%. Now those figures are reversed. Wheel of Fortune is one of the most successful slot machine. It's got a carny wheel of top.
    I find it interesting that SKILL BASED slots are touted as a means to attract MILLENNIAL'S. The majority of researchers and demographers start the millennial generation in the early 1980s.
    The first two skill based slot machines are based on Space Invaders and PacMan. Both were introduced in 1980, before the first millennial was born
     
  4. Neal Pace

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    I think people will always be interested in a fun slot machine, a balance between that and roulette, poker etc. People still like sitting down at a slot and hoping for the best. It's why the casinos in Vegas are full of them still. Plus, the odds are crazy in the house favour so they like them too!!
     
  5. BUZZARD

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    Neal, I disagree with a statement in the report. " A survey also shows that the percentage of wins from slot machines did not change drastically over the last 30 years." Actually per UNLV slot hold increased 19.6% from 2004-2017. Combine that figure with the increase in number of spins now available per hour. And the player might perceive slots as less of a value ?
    And this statement " experts are worried that slots are still reel-based, the whole structure of the game is fixed and players are losing interest in playing the same old slot machines every time they enter the casino." EXPERTS ??? Did anybody notice that the most popular slot machine ever has a Carnival WHEEL on top of it ?
    And also " skill-based slot machines in front of the gaming industry. In a nutshell, these are games, which are testing the actual physical skills of the player" So now instead if feeling he was unlucky or the machine was cold, the player can think " I lost because I suck "

    Seem all the experts want to make a gambler of that 25-35 male visiting Las Vegas to party. If it was not for partying, he would not even be coming to Vegas.
     
  6. BUZZARD

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    As long as I am on a RANT, let me express my strong opinion about Gamblit Poker. It is today's Poker Tek. Destined to fail. Remember when Poker Tek tables were going to replace all the poker dealers in Vegas. Now, they only have captive audiences , like Cruise Ships. And the skill based slots based on a win/lose scenario. Those designers are ignorant of how online gaming has changed in the last decade.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017

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