Watch Kevin Spacey Be Nice, Then Evil in '21'

The most recent instalment in the Call of Duty franchise is notable — not because of the running around and blowing stuff up, that's dull — but because Kevin Spacey plays a genuine, multi-faceted character. He starts out nice, and ends up trying to destroy the world with poison gas whilst being a racist or something.… » 11/29/14 8:00pm 11/29/14 8:00pm

Are Other Vegas Businesses Benefiting from the Downtown Project?

The oldest freestanding bar in Vegas is Atomic Liquors, built in 1952, back when you could climb onto the roof and watch atomic bombs explode at desert test sites 60 miles away. If you sit long enough at its expansive bar, chances are Kent Johns will pull up a stool next to you and tell you about it. » 1/10/14 6:26pm 1/10/14 6:26pm

How Slot Machines Use Psychology and Design to Keep You Coming Back

Anyone who has ever walked into a casino has felt the lure of the slot machine. The bright lights, inviting little stools, and the promise of hitting the elusive jackpot are ever-present. It's hard to avoid, no matter what logic tells you about the terrible odds. This Cool Hunting video shows just how involved the… » 5/08/13 4:00pm 5/08/13 4:00pm

Rain Man's Finally Met His Match With This Blackjack-Dealing Robot

If you thought Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man character took a cold, calculating approach to gambling, he's got nothing on Yaskawa Motoman Robotics' new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. Using a sophisticated vision system it's even able to recognize the cards it's dealing, so casinos could still use their standard Bicycle… » 2/22/13 8:37am 2/22/13 8:37am