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Let's face it. Nobu Hotel is all about being able to eat to die for sushi in bed. But, as you're lounging on your Italian linens and the squishy down pillows you selected from your dream menu, how will you keep yourself entertained?
The most obvious way takes up 55 inches of wall space, a flat-screen, high-definition TV.
The relationship between sportsbooks and technology has grown quickly in a few short years. Gone, for the most part at least, are the handwritten white boards scribbled with the latest odds. Also a bygone is the annoying no cell phone use rule. In their places are highest definition TVs, electronic odds listings, apps to track bets, apps to make bets, and mobile gaming devices to borrow in making more bets.
Is there room for even more tech in Vegas sportsbooks? Without a doubt. And, last week's Nightclub & Bar Trade Show may have provided a glimpse of the next innovation to infiltrate not only your fav sportsbook, but neighborhood bar in the near future.
Caesars Palace? Oh yeah, there's an app for that.
Over at HotelChatter, they aren't too thrilled with the iPhone apps that hotels have put forth to date. Usually, they offer no more than the ability to make a reservation through your phone which you could have done on Safari anyways.
But we're quite interested to see how the new Caesars Palace iPhone app will go.
According to the press release, the app will offer standard information like restaurant hours, hotel information, venue locations, upcoming concerts at The Colosseum and even the hotel's Twitter feed.
Indeed, we found just that on the app. Some pages are slow to load and the thing we found most useful was a map of the casino, yet it was only showing half of it for some reason.
We did get a kick out of the electronic postcard feature which you can take with your iPhone's camera. (See pic below! All of these features are also available with the opt-in GPS capabilities, so based on your location within the hotel, the app will spit out whatever is nearest to you.
If you find yourself playing slots at the just-opened Aria Resort and Casino, you might notice there's some action going on the screen, that has nothing to do with hitting jackpot.
The Aria slot machines all have an interactive component that allows you to surf the offerings at the hotel such as the restaurants, nightclubs, and even room descriptions. You can even check on your Players Club status too.
Simply touch the screen on the category you want and up pops descriptions of the offerings. So if you're deciding where to eat for the night, you can peruse the listings here.
Aside from reading about all the things you want to do after you cash out, several slot machines will allow you to switch to another game, right at the same machine. So if you are sick of playing "Noah's Ark" you can request the machine to start playing, "Betti the Yetti" simply by pressing the game button at the top of the screen.