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Microsoft Installs Touchscreen Bar Table at Rio

June 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Microsoft Installs First Touchscreen Bar Table at The Rio

Microsoft has installed its first touchscreen bar table at the Rio All-Suite Casino in Las Vegas.

Gamblers can now order drinks, design their own cocktails and socialize with other punters while they play casino games using the new touchscreen bar table.

A camera behind the 30 inch horizontal touchscreen detects hand movements and gestures while the table displays real-time information about the casino’s restaurants, shows, nightclubs and other attractions.

Drinks can be left, and spilt, on the monitor without breaking it and it also features a ‘flirt’ application, that lets customers at different tables chat with each other, exchange photos and swap telephone numbers.

Six other tables have been installed by Microsoft at the 2,500-room Rio All-Suite under a deal with its owner, Harrah’s.

This is the first time the tables have been used in an entertainment venue. In the future, these tables will also offer other new and different ways to gamble.

Source: http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/06/11/ibar.venue.using.surface

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  • 1 Mr. Booze // Jun 17, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Planet Hollywood had some cool tables in the sports book that had TVs in them so you could watch other games. But you couldn’t order drinks or make sexual advances on women. Glad somebody is working on that.

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