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Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass

Google Glass is a tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.

Google Glass is a tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.

Casinos in Mississippi, New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.

Regulators say the devices could be used to cheat at card games.

“Any cheating device is illegal,” said Allen Godfrey of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. “So if the glasses allow the patron to cheat, they are illegal.”

The Associated Press reports that several casinos in Las Vegas, including ones owned by Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts, have directed their security workers to ask patrons to remove the devices if they suspect the person is using it to secretly photograph or take video recordings.

“The same is true for our casinos around the country,” said Gary Thompson in the Caesars Entertainment media office in Las Vegas when asked about the policy in Mississippi. “Gaming regulations prohibit the use of computers and recording devices such as Google Glass while gambling, and Glass is also prohibited from use when artists are performing in our showrooms.”

Caesars operates Grand Biloxi, Harrah’s Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel. MGM operates Gold Strike in Tunica, Beau Rivage in Biloxi,

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a directive this week ordering Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to bar casino patrons from using the device.

 

 

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