It may sound like the newest technology to surface from online casinos and internet betting, but this type of “mobile gambling” does not involve mobile cell phones and downloading online casino software. Rather, the “mobile gambling” referred to here is the latest land-based innovation to hit Las Vegas casinos, made possible by recent legislation in the state of Nevada.
The way it works is that visitors to Las Vegas casinos and casino resorts can use hand-held devices to link up to a wireless gaming server that lets bettors place real money bets at classic gambling games offered by the casino on their very own lobby floor. The catch is that the devices can only be used in public areas of the casino and resort, such as restaurants and poolside.
The latest casino operator/owner to announce they will be giving the technology a try is the Sands Corporation, who is one of America’s (and the world’s) leading casino and gaming operators. Las Vegas Sands management recently announced they are going to offer the handheld devices at one of their most famous casinos with craps online Canada – The Venetian Resort. This would make the Venetian Casino the first to offer the devices, which were only recently accepted by lawmakers.
Cantor Gaming – a gaming technology subsidiary of the Cantor Fitzgerald Group in New York City – was the first company to be given a green light in developing the hand-held devices, which will offer classic casino games like roulette and blackjack at the very least. They are essentially done developing the devices, which visitors to Venetian Casino Resort will be seeing very soon.
It is expected the devices will be showing up in several casinos on the strip, with mobile gambling devices developed by a variety of well-known casino gaming machine manufacturers, such as IGT, Diamond I Inc., and Shuffle Master.