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Interactive slot machine bets on gambling's future

On display at the Intel Developer Forum is an interactive slot machine with a 46-inch touch screen that may illustrate the future of gambling.

The future of slot machines? Damian Koh/CNET Asia

SAN FRANCISCO--This interactive slot machine with a 46-inch touch screen is one of the more eye-catching displays at this week's Intel Developer Forum here.

In a nutshell, this machine is an electronic gaming machine, a point-of-sale device, a digital sign (the panel above the main screen), and a kiosk all rolled into one. Of course, it comes with the prerequisite handle, a holder for a martini glass, and Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. No word on when we'll see one of these commercially. So far it is only a proof-of-concept for a "connected" casino. But representatives said the technology is ready for commercialization.

Read more of "Interactive slot machine first step toward a connected casino" at CNET Asia.