Caesars Palace: Google Glass Violates Nevada Law

May 9, 2013 -

This really shouldn't come as any shock to anyone that has spent even a little bit of time at a real casino in America, but it looks like some folks in Las Vegas, Nevada don't like Google Glass. According to an IGN report (citing reports on Computer World and The Verge) Caesars Palace in Nevada will not allow patrons to wear Google Glass while betting. Some businesses have given Google Glass users the cold shoulder, and Caesars Palace is the latest to join in on voicing its disdain for the wearable computing device - but for altogether different reasons.

According to a Caesars Palace representative, Google Glass violates Nevada's gambling laws concerning the use of computer and recording devices while betting.

"Nevada gaming regulations (and those in other states, as well) prohibit the use of computers or recording devices when gambling," a Caesars representative told The Verge. "As a result, we cannot allow guests who are gambling to wear Google Glass."

"There have been numerous incidents around the country in which people have used computers or cameras secreted elsewhere to keep track of cards in blackjack games," said Caesars' Gary Thompson. "When they were caught, they went to jail."

We assumed they banned the device after watching this Saturday Night Live skit....

Source: IGN, Computer World, and The Verge


Comments

Re: Caesars Palace: Google Glass Violates Nevada Law

I'm not surprised either. I think if I had one it would be to use it as a more portable way to make home movies, not to record every moment of my life.

 - W

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Caesars Palace: Google Glass Violates Nevada Law

Not surprising. As far as the casinos are concerned it's just the newest tech for card counting and other cheating methods. Can't say they're wrong on that either.

Re: Caesars Palace: Google Glass Violates Nevada Law

Problem is, while they have been working very hard to spread the idea over the years, things like card counting are not 'cheating'.

Unfortunately the casino industry considers anything that interferes with the odds they set to be 'cheating', while everything they do is not.

 
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