Wagering On Skill-Based Games, Esports Still Slow Going In Nevada

Skill-based games and esports will not replace traditional slot machines anytime soon, but Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan says regulators still have to encourage innovation as a way to capture a new, younger generation.

“The realistic goal is not to … replace slots but to increase the availability of additional wagering opportunities to appeal to this broader demographic,” said Morgan, who is just a few weeks into her job as Nevada’s top gaming regulator.

Morgan, who previously served on the five-member Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC), was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, to a four-year term on January 28, replacing Becky Harris, who had been named chairwoman by former Republican Governor Brian Sandoval.

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