Want to Game for Money? Jetpack Joyride Might Help

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Want to Game for Money? Jetpack Joyride Might Help

The idea of being a professional gamer may seem out of line, and with good reason. This field represents some of the best talent in gaming, and most of us are not the best. That's just the way it goes with such endeavors, at least until it becomes so popular that just about anyone can do it. It might, however, make you enough cash to buy dinner if you're reasonably skilled, thanks to a new move that will bring Jetpack Joyride to casinos.

The arrangement between Gamblit Gaming and Halfbrick Studios is bringing Jetpack Joyride to casino floors. This isn't the first time this has happened; Gamblit has made similar deals with PikPok over its title Into the Dead, and Road Redemption and The Brookhaven Experiment are set to make arrivals into casinos as well.

Gamblit's chief marketing officer, Darion Lowenstein, commented "We have great respect for Halfbrick Studios, so we are thrilled to be partnering with one of the world’s greatest game developers to bring one of their most beloved games to casinos.  I’ve been playing Jetpack Joyride for years, and adding real-money wagering makes dodging missiles while wearing bullet-powered jetpacks even more fun and exciting by raising the stakes.”

If there's one thing wrong with a casino, it's the incredible dearth of experiences. Sure, there are options, but many of these options are outrageously priced. Even the best of video games wouldn't charge $5.00 a play, and that's the lowest price I've seen a hand of blackjack go for. Even a virtual reality game approached that cost back in the late nineties, and it lasted way longer than blackjack. About the only thing in the casino's favor is the potential to keep the game going on the strength of winnings, but with skill-based casino gaming getting involved, it brings together the fun of video games with the potential to win cash, and that's a combination that's going to be tough for most anyone to pass up.

This isn't the first we've heard of skill-based casino gaming, and while there are by some reports legal issues around to throw a wrench in things, there's a lot of room for a new breed of gaming to slip in here and provide new fun and excitement for all involved. This is the kind of thing that could really take off, given the circumstances.

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