Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Casinos Wager on Handhelds

Wired News: "CARSON CITY, Nevada -- It won't be long before gamblers are shooting dice while queued up waiting to see their favorite comedian. Or playing poker and roulette under a poolside umbrella. Even a trip to the buffet will no longer keep casino patrons from playing slots. A law signed last month by Gov. Kenny Guinn made Nevada the first U.S. state to approve the use of wireless, handheld gambling devices at its hotel-casinos.
It's a small step forward for casino companies aching to offer Internet-based gambling as they watch offshore competitors reap huge profits from a business that federal law bars them from entering,"

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