A legislative study committee says Nevada’s Gaming Commission should introduce skill-based video gaming.
Las Vegas gambling news have recently reported that Dan Reaser, a lawyer representing gaming companies, proposed that Nevada introduce skill-based video games, to give talented players a better chance of winning. The concept would tie video games to a slot machine.
Reaser added that users with the most skill should have the best chance of winning and casinos should be allowed to change odds for skilled customers. Current American gambling laws state that odds must be the same for all players.
The proposal would also allow casinos to change odds for recognised good customers in order to give more frequent players better chance of winning from such games.
Encouraging the gaming industry
Reaser’s idea was put forward to the Legislative Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning the Impact of Technology upon Gaming on May 27. His address said that the proposal “would expand the authority of the Nevada Gaming Commission to promulgate regulations that encourage development and deployment of gaming devices incorporating innovative, alternative and advanced technologies”.
Members of the committee recently had their final meeting and Reaser’s proposal was the only one that passed. The document will be presented to the 2015 legislature.