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10 UNLV Gaming L.J. 117 (2020)
A Change on the Horizon for the Gaming Industry: Trends, Blockchain Technology, and Cryptocurrency

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                                                            Nicole Bastos*


    Gaming   laws  and  regulations continue  to face  new   challenges as
technology  advances. Technology   is revolutionizing the gaming  industry;
however,  the gaming   industry could  be in  murky  waters  if technology
regulations do  not keep  up  with  the times.' While  these technological
innovations reflect the gaming industry's response to shifting consumer trends
by directing its focus on millennials, the gaming industry needs to properly
prepare for what comes next. Cryptocurrency in the online gambling world has
seen an enormous  boom  in the past two years.2 This surge echoes the already
changing gaming  industry market and the international world's calculated steps
to incorporate cryptocurrency in response.'
    The technologically driven gaming experience will replace the traditional
notions of gambling.4 Currently, these trends are evident in casino design,
marketing  strategies, payment methods,  choice of interactive games,  and

* J.D. Candidate, May 2020, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, Business Editor UNL V Gaming Law Journal. A special thanks
to: my parents for their constant support and encouragement; to my friend J.A.G.
for sparking my interest in coding and inspiring me to keep learning about
technology; to Tiffany Nocon for always being so positive and taking the time to
hear about my law school journey, and for introducing me to amazing contacts who
answered my questions and gave me great advice; and lastly to Professor John
White for helping me come up with a structure that accurately reflected my vision
for this student note.
'  See Press Release, SmartPlay.Tech-, Blockchain Gambling Machine Placed in
Land-Based  Casino (Dec. 25, 2017), https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-smartplay-tech-
2  See generally Mina Down,  How   Gaming  Could Drive  Cryptocurrency and
Blockchain Adoption, HACKER NOON  (Jan. 23, 2019), https://hackernoon.com/how-
3  Press Release, Coinspeaker, How Cryptocurrencies Have Impacted the Online
Gambling  Industry (Apr. 25, 2018), https://www.coinspeaker.com/cryptocurrencies
*' See id.


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