I have always wondered how casino's get away with freely sharing info among themselves and databases? I mean, I work in retail and handle customers sensitive info. We are taught to keep it secure. If the FTC were to see a copy of a drivers license sitting out in the open, it could be a $16,000 fine. Yet casino's blatantly share your info.
About a year ago, I was playing $10 blackjack and a security guard came up to me and said management doesn't really want me playing there anymore. I was caught off guard as I wasn't expecting it. I simply left and thought that was the end of it. I then found myself being backed off almost everywhere I went. I was even asked to leave a poker room playing low stakes limit poker. I basically can't play rated anywhere now.
How is it legal for casinos to do this? Yes they have the right to ask you not to play at their establishment but how can they possibly get away with slandering my name to every other casino around and hindering my right to play at any other establishment?
see: Sands and shills
What are his thoughts about this, and does he know how pervasive it is in the strip casinos?
Seems an astounding display of both chutzpah and criminal intent on behalf of the casinos, but hey, it's Nevada, baby!
Only the casino business does this too.
Wow. I totally missed this report last year. I think this would be a great topic if Bob is willing to discuss it in more detail.
It's an interesting idea. WOF isn't identical to any gambling device, or perceived to be a gambling device used elsewhere. However, it you invented a wheel that was identical to the wheel of fortune wheel, would the slot become illegal? I do kinda wish games like WOF did have an option to only trigger a fair wheel that would land less often but have the same return.
To copy the wheel would require WOF licensing their patent. Licensing a patent that would put them out of business doesn't sound too likely to me. A very similar wheel is used on Wheel Poker --- and that wheel had to be licensed from whoever created the WOF wheel.