GameCo Wants to Bring Skill Games to Las Vegas

GameCo Inc., the maker of the world’s first video game gaming machines (VGM), has received certification from Gaming Laboratories International, opening the road to potential sales in U.S. gaming states.

The company received certification under GLI-11, the most widely accepted gaming standard, permitting it to sell its machines in most gaming jurisdictions that already allow slot machines and electronic table games.

GameCo, which is headquartered in New York City, will still need approval from Nevada gaming regulators before its VGM, an arcade-style cabinet featuring a single-player, 30- to 90-second video game, can be put on Las Vegas casino floors.

“Obtaining Gaming Laboratories International certification for the VGM is a huge milestone for GameCo, and for all skill-based gambling products,” Blaine Graboyes, CEO of GameCo, said in a statement.

GameCo is betting its machines will attract millennials that have shied away from the traditional slot machines and gaming tables offered at casinos.

More at the Review-Journal

Related Stories from This Week in Gambling:

  • Las Vegas eSports Arena Opens Soon Delegates attending next week’s Esports and Casinos Resorts conference in Las Vegas will have the chance to take a tour of the city’s first dedicated esports arena. This opportunity is due to one of the event’s title sponsors being Millennial Esports, the company behind the arena […]
  • Nevada Governor Questions NFL Stadium Finances Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday asked who would pay for the necessary upgrades to freeways and streets leading to a 65,000-seat domed football stadium proposed by Las Vegas Sands Corp., Majestic Realty and the Oakland Raiders. With a site recommendation anticipated as soon as Aug. 25 […]
  • Tribal Gaming not allowed to intervene in New York case Biz Journals - The latest ruling in the ongoing battle of the legality of a casino in downtown Buffalo was made but resolution of the eight-year-old case doesn’t seem any closer. A motion made by the National Indian Gaming Commission to intervene and be a party to the lawsuit by […]