How Modern Skilled-Based Slots in Casinos are Inspired By eSports?

bySudipta SahaMarch 27, 2020

2 minutes

The advancement in technology has allowed gaming enthusiasts to play online games from the convenience of their homes and earn big incentives. With the change in gaming technology, casinos have also revamped themselves and started exploring new innovations to fascinate the public.

Now, most of the casinos have started incorporating skill-based slot games as one of their prime offerings. For Millennials, who play games on their phones, tabs, Play Stations, etc., the skill-based slot games are a new source of gaming entertainment. As these Millennials are not convinced with the traditional casinos, the skill-based slots are indeed a great way to connect them with the casino world.

What are skill-based slots?

Skill-based slots are gambling machines where winning largely depends on the player’s skill to play the game. Instead of chance, the outcome of the game relies on the player’s ability.  

Skill-based slots allow game operators, developers and suppliers to make variable payback which is based on a wide variety of identifiers. Players who are better are rewarded with higher payback. This is something that differentiates skill-based slots from the traditional slot games that are seen in the casinos and lack the skills-based gaming.   

In the case of traditional casinos, you choose your stake and then communicate the machine when should it spin. Everything largely depends on your luck. But things aren’t alike in case of skill-based slots. There is an opportunity for you to boost your payout. It is known to the players that they will see a material effect on the game’s outcome and even they can gauge how much money are they likely to win through the material effect. How well the players play the game affects the payback percentage.  

With the emerging trends of skill-based slots, various slot game development companies are offering casino game software options to the providers. Also, these game development companies have started offering customized casino software types for the casino operators who have specified requirements.  

How new skill-based slots in casinos have taken inspiration from eSports?

Technology has been the key driver of introducing newer pastimes and one such revolution in the gaming world is eSports. With the introduction of eSports, an era of new skill-based video games started. Among bookies, eSports is very popular as there are chances of high profitability at a very low investment cost.   

Likewise, among Millennials too, eSporting games have gained high popularity as these modern-day game lovers want to earn their luck with skills. These gaming enthusiasts prefer getting rewarded on the basis of their skill rather than on their luck.  

Casino operators have taken inspiration from such eSporting operators and have upgraded their 

gaming options to more like eSports games in the form of skill-based slots. The idea behind bringing skill-based slot games in casinos is to drive more customers so that the casinos are able to expand their businesses, help players to keep losses at bay and make decent profits. Added to this, taking inspiration from eSports, has enabled the casinos to keep the players engaged for longer at the games.