[toc]Video game gambling machines have been making their way into Atlantic City casinos, slowly but surely.
The newest VGM — based on basketball — is now tipping off.
Nothin’ but Net in AC
The VGM — Nothin’ but Net — is a game where players take to the virtual basketball court. Players get 16 chances to hit shots, with bonus and money balls in play.
The game is relatively simple, as players must simply hit a single button at the right time to make the shot. The more shots made, the bigger the payout.
Players can wager from $2 to $20 on the game.
Not all good news for VGMs in AC
Caesars Atlantic City, the Wild Wild West casino at Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s, where the machines were first introduced, have removed the machines.
Those games are more complicated than Nothin’ But Net, with a controller that might have been a little too intimidating for the AC set. That leaves Tropicana as the only place with VGMs, for now.
But more VGMs are on the way
It seems likely you will see more VGM offerings at Tropicana, and perhaps at other AC casinos, soon:
- GameCo has a deal to make games based on several Paramount Pictures movies.
- A Star Trek-themed game is in development, with more possibly on the way.
- GameCo is trying to raise more money to make even more games.
While VGMs might not be spreading like wildfire, yet, you’re like to see more of them in the future.