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Video Gaming May Come to Las Vegas Casinos

A Reno lawyer and the Nevada Gaming Commission are backing a proposal that would incorporate video games into slot machines. By adding the skill-based games and changing the odds, frequent players could try their luck at greater rewards.

The Nevada Gaming Commission wants to change state law to add skill-based video games to slot machines. Reno-based lawyer Dan Reaser is proposing a study that would assess the impact of the technology on gaming.

According to Reaser, 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.”

State law now requires that the odds of winning be the same for all players. Reaser’s proposal would allow casinos to change the odds and let frequent players improve their chance of winning.