Playing at casinos is getting more and more sophisticated by the day, with every player looking for some sort of edge over the others at the table. And while new technologies, such as Virtual reality (VR) and Wearable technology and augmented reality (AR), help people to play in casinos more immersively, but at the same time easier, gadget manufacturers offer their interesting options. Thus, it is important to see if there are ways in which the casino experience can be improved for players, legally of course, and in that respect, there are quite a few gadgets doing the rounds made specifically for casino games. CES 2020, held in Las Vegas this year, showcased some of these gizmos, and here are the best of them.
Dodow – Sleep to Play
The value of a good night’s sleep is not lost on anyone, no matter where they are working or what they want to do the next day. This is true for casino players as well, as they need to be alert and able to recognize calls and other significant openings in card games, so a quality night of sleep is vital before a big day at the casino. The Dodow is an innovative night light that can help in this regard. It projects a slow, pulsing aura of blue light onto the ceiling, creating a calming influence and helping people fall asleep quicker.
Yo Yo Chipolo
Even though the name may sound funny, and more like a nacho or chip company, Chipolo is actually a gadget that can be extremely important, not just for casino players, but tourists and travelers as well. It is available in over 200 countries, and is basically a card shaped trackable object, that you can place with anything that you do not want to lose. So, a wallet with the Chipolo card can be easily tracked and found again, for example.
Time Marches On
Carrying a laptop on the casino floor is a surefire way to attract attention and be potentially kicked out as well. Thankfully, there are enough smart watches available that can provide real-time updates on outside events, such as Premier League betting odds, for example.
Most dedicated poker or blackjack players need complete isolation from their surroundings, which is why you will find many of them wearing hoodies, caps, sunglasses and having headphones or earphones in. Headphone technology has come a long way since the first one was invented over 100 years ago, and we now have wireless earphones that can fit snugly into our ears and can go for hours without needing to be recharged.
One of the last things that anyone wants to worry about while at the casino is the safety of their homes. There is enough to concentrate on and worry about on the floor itself without the added stress of home security issues. Thus, security cameras are the best solution, with many new models offering HD, night vision, automatic zoom, motion tracking, 180-degree vision, spotlights, alarms, and many more features to help you feel secure about your house while you are away.
This is perhaps the fanciest and craziest gadget for gambling lovers or specifically those who need a bottle of wine at their table during a game. The iFavine iSommelier Pro will oxygenate wine instantly, quickening a process that usually takes a couple of hours at least. It connects to an app that shows how to achieve the perfect decantation for that particular bottle. At $2000, it is definitely not for everyone, and is aimed at the wine connoisseur and gambling fan.
Manna from Heaven
New start-up Manna may be the most appropriately named company in a long time, as it promises home delivery of food via drones. This is perfect for those long card sessions at home, where everyone is too involved to bother cooking.
This is another gadget that works for home gambling sessions, where it is easy to lose track of time, only to find that the coffee you had brewed hours ago is now stone cold. Not with the Ember mug, which will keep your coffee at your preferred temperature for up to 90 minutes, and also send an alert when it has cooled sufficiently for you to be able to drink comfortably.
This is an item straight out of science fiction novels. The Pocketalk is a two-way voice translator that works with over 74 languages, and is thus perfect for tourists.
Denim never goes out of style, and Levi’s new collaboration with Jacquard by Google is set to take it to the next level. On the face of it, this is an ordinary denim jacket, but swipe the left sleeve cuff to answer calls, play music, take photos, and much more.