An exoskeleton punched through to form internal skybridges as the triangular trusswork wrapped around the building's exterior gets tangled up in spiderwebs deep within the resulting, cave-like hollows. No, it's not a prop in a children's horror story or a postmodern Charlotte's Web, but a new hotel and casino proposed…
Casinos are awesome, especially once you accept the fact that the house always wins. And if you're going to give away your money regardless, you might as well do it at one of these incredibly, wonderfully weird games.
Australia's biggest casino was taken for $33 million, when its own security cameras were used against it by a high-roller who managed to hijack the surveillance systems.
Maybe you know a little about Blackjack, like doubling on 11 or splitting 8's. Maybe you know nothing. But definitely you can know more. With this iOS app, Blackjack Domination, you can learn about all the odds, discover strategies, figure out how to count cards and beat the house.
If you're gonna cheat, cheat smart. Like an Oxford math professor, who has revealed how he used the world's first wearable computer to beat the roulette tables of Las Vegas back in the 1970s.
Do you remember that mysterious safe hidden behind a wall inside Bill's Casino in Reno? Well, it's been opened. Cool! Not really, since it was opened and filmed by Oprah's people for a TV special. So no one knows what's inside still. TV drama!
Mike Laub recently bought Bill's casino in Lake Tahoe and was in the process of renovating the building. But when he started tearing down walls, Laub found a four foot tall, black locked safe that was hidden underneath a staircase and sealed off behind a wall.
Movies make casino cheaters seem like modern-day Robin Hoods, but don't be fooled. Regulatory agencies toss around jail sentences faster than mob goons used to break knees. But casinos can't prosecute what they can't catch; everything starts with detection.
The National Debt Ceiling debate has reached an unprecedented level of rancor recently with no end to the wrangling in sight. These 6 tools can help our glorious leaders reach an accord, or at least die trying. [top image via shutterstock.com]
I can just see Vegas poker-twats strapping this Christophe Claret watch on and lecturing me about how I can't put my vodka on the blackjack table when having a flutter. With three games built into the analogue display—dice, roulette and blackjack—you'd never be bored while waiting for a table to clear.
You've got to be pretty bold to use your iPhone to count cards in a Vegas casino, especially now that they're on the lookout for such behavior.
You know when you go to a casino, and you're up up up up up?! And then you keep playing, until you're so bust you can't even afford a milkshake at some crappy Reno Diner? And then you make out with the 60-year old cougar waitress for her tip jar, just so you can afford gas for the drive back home? No?
It's hard to think of technology in Las Vegas beyond updating the neon lights and the surveillance cameras surveying every pit, but the truth is a lot of time and money goes into developing new products for use in casinos. Take the Table Master by Shuffle Master, at your left, for instance. It's a fully-automated…