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Konami is now allowed to make skill-based gambling machines

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Gambling! It’s not just a way of life, it’s an adventure! Into bankruptcy, not knowing when to quit when you’re ahead and instant buyers remorse. Believe me guys, I’ve been there, and I’ve stupidly fallen for the lure of loud noises and bright lights every single freakin’ time I visited a casino. So what’s gambling got to do with gaming? Plenty, when you realise that Konami is busy celebrating a massive win for a gamble of their own.

With Konami getting out of the gaming business, and headed towards warmer climates, you can expect an increase in their gambling properties, according to slotufa. Properties that’ll be more profitable thanks to a new law that was passed in the USA state of Nevada this week, AKA the capital of sin and one-armed bandits. According to the new law, skill-based gambling machines will now be considered legal, with players able to go for broke by gambling on skill instead of chance. According to Game Informer, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, which has Konami’s gambling division president as the head of that organisation, lobbied hard for the bill to be approved.

And they came out triple-7s for a win, because that’s how politics works in America. An AGEM statement explained that the skill-based payouts could incorporate standard video game features such as shooting, driving and sports and maybe even other genres.  Not only is Konami now able to design a slot machine based on licensed properties such as Metal Gear Solid and Pro Evolution Soccer, but they can squeeze a few extra coins out of you with potential mini-games. It’s the kind of gameplay that video game publishers get erections over.

And with Konami looking to put the squeeze onto other markets, it looks like the venerable company is indeed done with traditional forms of gaming.

Last Updated: January 3, 2022

36 Comments

  1. Friend of mine works with investments and a client of his wanted to put in a large sum of money out of the blue.
    Turns out said client had won over 700k at the Casino.

    Reply

  2. Captain JJ Browman

    May 18, 2015 at 13:34

    Ha, triple 7s. You hear that Rants?

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 18, 2015 at 13:39

      Did he just confirm HL3 at the same time?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 18, 2015 at 13:40

        Well, that lambda logo does look like an orgy of 7s.

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  3. Captain JJ Browman

    May 18, 2015 at 13:35

    Time Crisis becomes Money Crisis.

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    • Deceased

      May 18, 2015 at 14:29

      Oh GAWD, to think my parents always said I won’t be able to make money playing games XD

      Reply

  4. Krabby Paddy

    May 18, 2015 at 13:40

    So what’s gambling got to do with gaming? Most new releases are a form of gambling.

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    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 18, 2015 at 13:40

      ^ yes

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 13:41

      Oh snap

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    • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

      May 18, 2015 at 13:42

      Yup, quite the gamble. 50 50 chance you’re gonna get a fully working game. HELL, 50 50 chance the patch to fix your game will make it worse.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 18, 2015 at 13:44

        I’d say 70/30. The house always wins…

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 18, 2015 at 13:45

          EA is the house in this instance, right?

          Reply

    • Ottokie

      May 18, 2015 at 13:42

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 18, 2015 at 13:43

        Where has this gif been all my life?

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        • Ottokie

          May 18, 2015 at 13:44

          Google “laughing duck gif”, its the first time I’ve seen the same image all over the search list…its unreal!

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          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 13:44

            O_O

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 13:45

            *Googles “laughing fuck gif”
            http://i.imgur.com/M826T.jpg

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2015 at 13:46

            Auto correct got you XD

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 13:47

            No, typed it in as an experiment, was not disappointed.

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2015 at 13:47

            Hahaha!

            Also I take it you did not scroll further down 😛

          • HairyEwok

            May 18, 2015 at 13:59

            Mr Chow is my hero… This world needs more Mr Chow’s

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 14:00

            Agreed

  5. Ottokie

    May 18, 2015 at 13:41

    This has got to be the “dark side” of the gaming force.

    Reply

  6. Hammersteyn

    May 18, 2015 at 13:44

    • Admiral Chief

      May 18, 2015 at 13:47

      HAH

      Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 18, 2015 at 13:48

      I love this gif, in every form.

      Reply

  7. RinceTriss

    May 18, 2015 at 13:49

    Wow Konami. Epic fall is epic.

    Reply

  8. Pariah

    May 18, 2015 at 13:55

    That photoshop hurts my eyes.

    Reply

  9. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 18, 2015 at 14:07

    Dear Gambler: Please wait while we patch this slut sorry slot machine.
    Also, take advantage of the new DLC available for this machine: Pay $200.00 and we will add one extra cherry to your line!

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 18, 2015 at 14:11

      But… I thought you only had one cherry.

      Reply

      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 18, 2015 at 14:14

        Hey! I am not from Boksburg or PE you know? I do not talk about Cherry’s… Sweet Lords it reminds me. I walked into a Musica this weekend and saw Die Campbells Live DVD… Just when I forgot the Trauma…

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  10. WitWolfy

    May 18, 2015 at 14:16

    The thing most people dont know is, Konami isnt just gaming studio. It’s like 6 different companies in one, where gaming is just one of those sub companies.

    Good for them, and good riddance. Sell your IPs for the highest price that you can then disappear into the night. No one will miss you, I promise.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 18, 2015 at 14:26

      Sell your IPs for the highest price…… You do know that’s like EA and Ubisoft. Our beloved games cannot be bought by them. Just think how Metal Gear will suffer if Ubi bought it over.

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 18, 2015 at 14:29

        Sandbox where you have to climb a tower unseen in a box to open the next area?

        Reply

      • WitWolfy

        May 18, 2015 at 14:37

        I dont think Sony or MS will let those IPs go to the dogs. Having any or all of those IPs can prove to be potent exclusives!

        Reply

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