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Snakes invade casino? Ask the social-media lie detector

A truth-detection system being funded by the EU could help distinguish fact from fiction online. Not that the Internet ever lies, of course.

By February 20, 2014


Las Vegas casinos bet on Bitcoin

Two Sin City casinos have begun allowing guests to use the virtual currency when paying for hotel stay, restaurants, and gift shops.

By January 21, 2014


Google Glass enters a casino: Watch what happens (or doesn't)

Chris Barrett, the same intrepid Google Glass explorer who recently filmed an arrest with his device, decides to probe the sensitivities of Glass action in a casino. The results are instructive.

By July 15, 2013


Google Glass in casinos? Don't bet on it

Eyeglasses that would let users snap a photo or shoot a video with a slight head movement are being banned in gambling establishments across the U.S.

By June 6, 2013


Tolkien estate sues over online Lord of the Rings casinos

The estate of JRR Tolkien is suing the producers of The Hobbit for US$80 million for online slot machines that apparently breach contract.

By November 25, 2012


Man wins $57 million, casino says 'software glitch'

A man in Austria plays a casino slot machine that tells him he has won almost $58 million. When he asks for his payout, the casino offers him $100 and a free meal.

By December 12, 2011


Facebook to host online casinos?

Reports from the U.K. claim that the social network is in talks with various gambling companies with a view to developing real money gambling on the site.

By December 4, 2011


'Casino Royale' Blu-ray cracks Amazon top 10; HD DVD slipping?

The 'Casino Royale' Blu-ray has cracked the Amazon top 10 and no HD DVD titles are even close.

By March 13, 2007


iTunes App Store: iBoobs-Still No; Cheat in Casinos Yes!

iTunes App Store selling iPhone and iPod touch apps that let you count cards while playing Blackjack much to the dismay of Nevada casinos and gaming officials.

By February 19, 2009


Casinos on lookout for iPhone card-counting app

Nevada's Gaming Control Board issues an alert warning casinos about an application called "A Blackjack Card Counter." It helps determine the optimal times to bet in blackjack.

By February 17, 2009