Officials from the state of Nevada are hard at work in their effort to bring big technological changes to state slot machines. It might be a while before we see any of these new games hit the casino floors but they will be were sooner rather than later.
The Gaming Control Board tried again today to develop the rules to implement Senate Bill 9, which tries to direct regulators to encourage “innovative, alternative and advanced technology” on casino floors. This board has already held a workshop in June and a lot more regulatory work remains.
One of the proposals suggests that games with elements of skill can’t change the rules without first telling the players about this. They say that the main focus is not to allow skill-based slots to adapt to how well players perform without telling them. A good example is a player trying to hit successive bull’s-eyes on a target. With this rule the game should not keep making the bull’s-eye smaller after a player manages to hit one – unless the game is upfront about this.
The board is also looking into cashless wagering accounts, because the Senate bill calls for certain standards which would allow “secure account wagering and transactions using electronic commerce.”
“We think it is certainly technology that the demographic for skill and hybrid gaming will want to use,” said attorney Dan Reaser who was representing the gaming equipment association which took part in these talks.