Over the past several years, the Nevada Gaming Commission has been studying skill based gaming and carefully crafting legislation to regulate this exciting and innovative new gaming experience. The new regulations allow a game’s outcome to be determined by the application of chance, the skill of the player, or a combination of skill and chance.
Traditionally, slots wagers must be determined entirely by a machine’s random number generator. By contrast, skill-based slots would allow players to increase their chances of winning depending on how well they perform a video game-like task.
“Skill-based” slot machines are meant to appeal to the young and young at heart. Some of the first such games that are rolling out soon will include familiar video arcade game titles that we all fondly remember! These fun new games will give players a totally new gaming experience! For the first time players will be able to influence the outcome of a reel type game.
Manufacturers are unveiling machines giving players the option of playing classic video games like “Space Invaders” and “Pac Man”. Also on the drawing board are gambling versions of arcade games like pinball and video game console products like “Guitar Hero” as well as casino gambling versions of popular smartphone games like” ”Angry Birds” and “Words with Friends.”
At the Emerald Island Casino we are very proud and excited to announce that we will be on the leading edge of this new development in gaming and will be amongst the first to offer our players the chance to play the newest games!!!
Space Invaders Slot Machine from Scientific Games is coming soon to the Emerald Island Casino! The game, which won gold for “Best Slot Product” in the skill-based slot game category at the 2016 Gaming & Technology Awards, combines all the classic 80’s arcade fun with the thrill of a real slot machine!
Regular play on the machine plays like a regular slot game, but once you enter the bonus round, players can choose between luck-based or skill-based options! When a player picks the skill-based bonus, the Space Invaders Slot transforms into the classic arcade game!
The original arcade version of Space Invaders was created by Tomohiro Nishikado and was released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. The game became an icon when it was popularized on the Atari gaming platform.
Space Invaders even appeared in the films Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Pixels and Fast Times at Ridgemont High!
At the Emerald Island Casino we strive to bring our guests all of the newest games and just love it when that can also be combined with paying tribute to the old familiar games that we all know and fondly remember!
Come out and enjoy all your favorite games at the Emerald Island Casino – The Jewel of Henderson!