Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos ban Google Glass

Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos ban Google Glass
Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City are concerned about gamblers using Google Glass to cheat in card games and have banned the wearing of the device in the casino area. Certainly there could be programs written to help Blackjack players count cards using Google Glass. While counting cards is certainly frowned upon by casino big wigs, it is not illegal unless a device is used to help the gambler keep track of the deck. With that in mind, using Glass at the Blackjack table could be against the law. It is all moot anyway since the casinos are banning the device.

Las Vegas casinos like those owned by Caesar's Entertainment and MGM Resorts, have informed security to ask Google Glass wearing customers to remove the device if they suspect that it is being used to secretly take videos or still pictures. In New Jersey, it is more than just the individual casinos that are concerned with the device. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has sent out a notice ordering the ban of Google Glass inside the 12 casinos located in Atlantic City.

While not a casino, earlier this year the 5 Point Cafe in Seattle also banned Google Glass to protect the identities of patrons that might be photographed or filmed at the bar.

source: NYPost

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7 Comments

1. Dastrix unregistered

Sounds like James Bond is in for some serious fun with Google Glass in Vegas... in the next James Bond, that is.

2. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'm waiting for those Mission: Impossible glasses that look like normal glasses. :)

3. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I am waiting for those Glass used DBZ to measure power levels. X-ray Glasses also fine.

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

AMEN!

5. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I still prefer those spycams - a camera bullt inside the middle section of a sunglass or normal glasses, records up to 2 hours at 720p on full charge (uses a hidden microUSB port to transfer data and charge) that are sold online here for $40 or $50. Perfect for recording stuff at places you are disallowed to use a camera, and, blackmailing girls if you know what i mean. There are various other forms - like a necklace, a pen, a can of coke, etc.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

u fcking serious? I smell a conspiracy. plus GOOGLE GLASS haven't been release too consumers when can they get it through their thick head?

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

This was expected. Casinos hate new tech they fear it as if it can me used for cheating them like they cheat the public.

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