MrV
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December 10th, 2012 at 11:48:51 PM permalink
It occurs to me that we spend a lot of idle time driving, and this is time which could (arguably) be put to use gambling.

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I haven't figured out HOW to do it, but it is a new frontier, at least to me.

With all the interactive technology on our persons and in our vehicles, surely it must be possible to construct a game which does not really distract from driving, but is compelling / addictive enough to capture our attention.

It might be illegal now, but maybe not in the future; look at the marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado for example.

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odiousgambit
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December 11th, 2012 at 12:01:04 AM permalink
Two cars can play 'chicken'.
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MrV
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December 11th, 2012 at 12:04:46 AM permalink
Yeah, but I was thinking of some mindless game that is compelling enough to play for hours on end, by yourself, and has a potential for a decent payday.

That last part would rule out pocket pool.
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vert1276
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December 11th, 2012 at 12:10:17 AM permalink
guess a number between 1 and 10....it pays 8 1/2 to 1.......If I could pipe this game into cars over their on-star system and link it to some sort of pre paid gambling card like what you use for road tolls I could make MILLIONS....LOL
Ayecarumba
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December 11th, 2012 at 12:07:12 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

It occurs to me that we spend a lot of idle time driving, and this is time which could (arguably) be put to use gambling.

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I haven't figured out HOW to do it, but it is a new frontier, at least to me.

With all the interactive technology on our persons and in our vehicles, surely it must be possible to construct a game which does not really distract from driving, but is compelling / addictive enough to capture our attention.

It might be illegal now, but maybe not in the future; look at the marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado for example.

Were I but an inventor ...


Casino software is already in place in many airliners. Having similar in autos would be a natural next step. As far has mindless, Keno would be the way to go.
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DJTeddyBear
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AlanMendelson
December 11th, 2012 at 12:33:57 PM permalink
Mindless? This is exactly the problem with cell phone use in cars.

People are so hung-up with people taking their hand off the wheel to handle the phone, but that's not the problem.

The problem is taking your eyes off the road and having to think about the conversation while also trying to drive.


You're proposing a new distraction!
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FinsRule
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December 11th, 2012 at 1:31:05 PM permalink
I have been known to listen to horse races that I have wagered on while I'm driving. That's as close as I have gotten.
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December 11th, 2012 at 2:02:11 PM permalink
Don't the tears in your eyes interfere with driving ?
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FinsRule
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December 11th, 2012 at 2:08:19 PM permalink
No, but I do feel like a harness driver sometimes in traffic.
ChumpChange
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October 18th, 2021 at 1:14:32 PM permalink
Maybe drive a Tesla to a WalMart in Pennsylvania and play online casinos from your 5G phone (or hotspotted tablet) or the Tesla touchscreen. Saves on tolls on the PA turnpikes and actually having to drive another 100 miles to get to the casinos. Teslas will keep the interior of the car at a perfect temperature. My local casino has 8 Tesla charging stations in the parking lot. Just have to watch out for security guards in the parking lots.

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