Caesars Palace: Google Glass Violates Nevada Law

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

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