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From Daily Fantasy Sports to Candy Crush® for Cash: How Millennials Are Changing Legal Gaming by Professor I Nelson Rose

© Copyright 2016, all rights reserved worldwide.  Gambling and the Law® is a registered trademark of Professor I. Nelson Rose, www.GamblingAndTheLaw.com.  Published in Gaming Law Review and Economics, Vol. 20, No. 2 at pp. 136-142 (March 2016).

                                                

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From Daily Fantasy Sports to Candy Crush® for Cash:

How Millennials Are Changing Legal Gaming

                                                

All forms of legal gambling are built around games that were invented in the 1800s, if not earlier.  But Millennials are not interested in sitting in front of a metal box with spinning reels or choosing numbers and waiting days to find out if they have won.  Technology and society are changing the world of legal gambling.  Just as the games are changing, so are the gamblers themselves.

Casinos, lotteries, racetracks and even bingo halls face growing troubles with Millennials. This segment of the population, aged 18-36 years old, is now the largest cohort in the population, surpassing the number of Baby Boomers in 2015 with about 80 million members.  The problem for gaming operators:  Millennials hate most traditional forms of gambling.

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