Younger casino customers aren’t as interested in casino-based gambling as baby boomers, Bumazhny wrote. Other gaming-oriented alternatives and entertainment options, such as social casinos, online gaming and instant lottery tickets, are grabbing the attention of consumers and their wallets.
The gaming industry — especially Nevada — is addressing this issue through the development of new games that appeal to younger customers. Skill-based slot machines, which include elements of video-style arcade games geared toward a younger patron, were displayed at October’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Most aren’t expected to reach the market until later this year.
Read full outlook on the 2016 gaming industry report here.