Lukewarm Reception a Learning Curve for Casinos

Over the past couple of years, until 2018, skill-based gaming was the hype of the industry. The buzz died down when casinos realized that they weren’t generating enough profits to warrant the space on the casino floor. Riding the trend of skills-based gaming was a teaching moment for a lot of casinos. Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of product strategy Melissa Price said that placing skill-based gaming machines in casinos “was a big learning experience for all of us”.

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It seems like skill-based gaming developers are also feeling the effects of the downward trend. Gamblit, a leading skill-based gaming innovator, announced layoffs at its headquarters in California this month. On the other hand, GameCo, one of Gamblit’s main competitors was recently recommended by the NGCB for licensing. However, Morgan noted that there is little interest from operators in installing more skill-based gaming in their casinos.

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