Skill-based games highlighted G2EBy Elliot Frome, Gaming TodayOctober 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm One of the hot topics of this year’s Global Gaming Expo was skill-based games.For those of us in the industry for a while, we find the notion that skill-based gaming is a new concept to be misleading. Casinos have had skill-based games for many, many years. We could argue a bit as to whether roulette or craps has any skill. The question of whether or not avoiding the really bad payback wagers is a skill. But certainly, blackjack has always required skill. The notion that an expert player would achieve the same results as a novice is folly. Then there is the possibility of counting, which assuredly is a skill reserved to a small subset of even good players.Then we have video poker, which might be relatively new compared to the aforementioned games, but is still roughly 25-30 years old. With a strategy similarly complex to blackjack, only a fool (or a judge in the 1990’s) would determine video poker to be a game of luck only.