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.