Cantor eDeck: wireless gambling with real money

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While the Cantor Gaming eDeck isn’t much to look at on the outside, I imagine on the inside it’s much more impressive: any Wi-Fi-equipped device that lets you gamble with real money, interfacing directly with servers operated by Las Vegas casinos, has to have most of its security hatches battened.

It’s not designed for portable gaming for just anyone, though, but instead will be handed out to casino patrons at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. Wouldn’t want any patrons to spend a moment away from gambling, even when they’re back in their hotel room on the can. (For now, the eDeck only works in the high-stakes gambling lounge while they test it out.)

The first wave of games are traditional casino experiences, but Cantor is working on live-action video poker, sports betting, and even non-traditional gaming that could reward winners with real cash.

Product Page [CantorGaming.com via Thrillist via Oh Gizmo!]

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8 Responses to Cantor eDeck: wireless gambling with real money

  1. Halloween Jack says:

    This won’t end well.

  2. blingcheese says:

    This is a great idea, if gamblers are game. Get them hooked on it, then the first time they lose their arse, SLAM! and they are back in line at Mall Wart buying another.

    Or, we could have a wireless device, that lets you insert your debit card, and hourly takes $10 from your account, and saves you the hassle of actually playing the game.

  3. Marley9 says:

    BlingCheese, you are an idiot. These are made to military spec, so after you slam them down, you can keep on ‘playing’.

    Duh.

    You know what they say. You can’t lose if your not playing.

  4. haineux says:

    Just to reiterate: Even if the device is 100% legit, the casino is 100% legit, and the communication is 100% secure…

    There have already been demonstrated poker-playing bots that beat master players.

    Can this device assure you that ALL the players are legit?

  5. Anonymous says:

    “While the Cantor Gaming eDeck isn’t much to look at on the outside, I imagine on the inside it’s much more impressive: any Wi-Fi-equipped device that lets you gamble with real money, interfacing directly with servers operated by Las Vegas casinos, has to have ought to have most all of its security hatches battened.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    ZOMG the things you can talk some people into doing. Any casino exec wiling to allow real-money wagering on this needs his head examined. Let me count the reasons why:
    1) collusion
    2) bots
    3) you WANT warm bodies on the gaming floor, not back up in the rooms (even if they’re waiting for a seat; after all, what does Phil Ivey do when he’s bored? Hint: yo!)
    4) wicked evil haXXorz
    5) even limited-range (in-house) application might run afoul of the Mann Act and/or the IGEA.

    1,2, and 4 are already a problem for the online casinos, to say nothing of 5/IGEA.

  7. Not a Doktor says:

    I hope there’s more arcade like things on there

  8. Clay says:

    A hip flask for those with gambling addiction.

    Genius.

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