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discflicker
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February 21st, 2011 at 8:35:59 PM permalink
Electronic interfaces can now be created to allow, for example, paralyzed people to play, for example, a live game of craps. Different interfaces can be created for different types of handicaps, one for blind people, one for deaf people, one for Steven Hawking, etc.

Is this something the casino industry should be investigating?

Is this something any companies are perusing?

Is this something any companies should be perusing?
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JerryLogan
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February 21st, 2011 at 8:44:41 PM permalink
I'm not in favor of this because I don't believe cripples should be wasting their time in casinos. These places are for the young & vibrant and others of means, but if the local casinos want to add them to their base of local degenerates who come in to throw whatever money they get through entitlements into the poker and keno machines, that's fine with me as long as I don't have to look at them in the more upscale resorts I visit.
FinsRule
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February 21st, 2011 at 9:29:06 PM permalink
Wow, that's a terrible thing to say, even for you.
P90
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February 21st, 2011 at 9:38:19 PM permalink
Well, they appear to let Jerry in, so I'd say they already do.
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dudestupid
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February 21st, 2011 at 9:55:50 PM permalink
This is such a broad question.

Some things, like slots would probably be *relatively* easy to make accommodations for most disabilities. I would guess that if you can manage to press the "max bet" button, a casino employee would be willing to cash you in and out (and expect a tip).

Blackjack and other games where only verbal commands are required, probably wouldn't be hard if you have a friend moving the chips for you. I don't know if a dealer would be allowed to move chips for a quadriplegic. A casino might accommodate this on a case-by-case basis.

I imagine the cost for something like craps would be prohibitive (depending on the disability). Could someone make software and hardware to allow someone to use breath or eye controls for something like speed roulette? Sure, but that's a large amount of work for a small market. If not legally required, I don't see casinos bending over backwards, unless it was a whale.

A quick Google search tells me Stephen Hawking is worth $20 million. If he asked the Wynn for a $5 million credit line, I'm sure they would find some way to let him play craps. But it would probably just be a proxy moving the chips and rolling the dice for him. I don't see them inventing a whole system. If $100 slots (or VP) was his game, they might modify a machine so he can use it.

Does anyone know if casinos will provide assistants for disabled gamblers?

If there is enough demand, this could be a good niche market for online casinos. They could make it interactive with commercially available screen readers or Braille output.
JerryLogan
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February 21st, 2011 at 10:00:13 PM permalink
Who's Stephen Hawking? If he's worth that much there's no way he'd come into a casino, oxygen tank or not.

discflikr, I say what I believe. If you don't agree with it because I didn't put it into some sort of 1's & 0's so you'd get all tingly, I can't help you.
P90
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February 21st, 2011 at 10:02:49 PM permalink
Quote: dudestupid

If $100 slots (or VP) was his game, they might modify a machine so he can use it.
Does anyone know if casinos will provide assistants for disabled gamblers?


I'm sure whales with limitations have their own assistants. As for the rest... never seen first-hand.


Quote: JerryLogan

Who's Stephen Hawking?


You are either not a real person or much more than merely handicapped.
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dudestupid
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February 21st, 2011 at 10:04:06 PM permalink
I found this page:
Information for special needs visitors from LV advisor.

It says Wynn and Planet Hollywood have some dealers that know Sign Language. Bally's used to have a Ray Charles-themed Braille slot machine, but this apparently didn't catch on.

There are machines that allow the deaf and blind to play bingo, and these are available in most of the Vegas bingo rooms.
Wavy70
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February 21st, 2011 at 10:05:49 PM permalink
Quote: discflicker


JERK!!!



I think sad individual who is quite lonely is a better description.

What he said is no worse than when he said he peeps on the young girls in the next yard. He is a sick person who needs to make trouble here due to his need to get attention that he obviously does not receive in the real world.


But to answer the question if the casino see it will make money by it they will. I don't think the technology is there yet.
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Croupier
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February 21st, 2011 at 10:06:59 PM permalink
People with disabilites who come into our casino are generally accompanied by a friend or carer to assist them. Something I find funny (as in funny strange, not really funny haha) is that even though our casino building is wheelchair accesible, to comply with legislation, our 3 BJ tables and our 3 card table are all of the high variety (dealer stands) as opposed to having some of the shorter dealer sitting tables.

We also have a deaf and mute customer, a lady who suffers from dwarfism, and a blind person amongst others.
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