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Move over slot machines: the new video games sweeping Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (MEREDITH/AP) -- When you think of a slot machine player, you may picture a retiree, sitting for hours, waiting for that jackpot

That's why companies like Gamblit gaming have created a new wave of video game gambling machines.

Unlike traditional games of chance, these payout video games are based on skill.

Gamblit just debuted table top video games inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, including a pirate-themed game where players reflexes are put to the test, by having to quickly swipe the right cards to get the best hand.

Players compete against each other with the casino getting a portion of the pot.

Another company, vegas-based Gameco also recently introduced skill-based games to casinos.

Their versions, which feature jewel matching, basketball playing, and first person shooters, should look familiar to video game players.

Video game gambling machines are also on the floors of casinos in Atlantic City, with more locations rolling out later this year.

Casinos hope they not only appeal to millennials, but to old school arcade fans who fed countless quarters into video games looking to get some of that money back.

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