flashy new video game that boasts jackpots of up to $17,000 has stymied state authorities about whether or not it's legal.
Despite a recent controversy over the legality of a new video game popping up in bars across the state, local bar owners indicate they don't intend to abandon it unless it is proven to be illegal.
Is Bank Shot, the new video game available in almost 400 bars across the state, a legal game of skill or an illegal game of chance?
A new game is showing up in bars all over the state. BankShot is receiving mixed reviews from those who enjoy the game and from those who believe it violates state law.
Here on GamePolitics? we have - by design - ignored issues relating to electronic gambling games. That's because, as a form of entertainment, video games are quite distinct from gambling. But that line may be blurred a bit by a new generation of tavern games which appear to require video game-like skills to win, rather than mere luck.
In bars and taverns across Nebraska, players are pumping money into a video game that looks like a slot machine, sounds like a slot machine and promises thousand-dollar jackpots like a slot machine. But the flashy game known as Bank Shot is not a slot machine.