The other day, I was discussing with an acquaintance who was recruiting himself into our think tank about the future of virtual reality, actually augmented reality and blurring of the real world with the virtual online world of social media, social networks, and the global information flow in real time. We talked about Google’s R&D Department and their latest augmented reality glasses which were featured not long ago in all the Nerdy Tech blogs and personal technology magazines.
We were discussing all the potential applications, which are non-ending and after brainstorming for what seemed like 5-minutes we came up with about 50 real world applications that are needed and viable right now today. Some already exist such as police tech devices for patrol officers. Anyway, just yesterday I was talking with the Founder of a new system of gambling, no it’s not your old typical card counting plan, or some mathematical MIT impossible for most folks to do routine, rather his system was one developed by him for those playing cards in casinos.
In fact, he wrote an interesting eBook on the topic titled; “The Samonte System, Finally, a gambling system that works.” Anyway Alan was telling me that his system did not require a genius level IQ or some secret augmented reality computer system. Indeed, originally I asked him if he was referring to a strategic methodology in gambling using mathematics, algorithms, proximities, card counts, and a computerized decision matrix system, and if so, I told him, then I understand the value of it all. Turns out it doesn’t require any of that really.
Now then, let’s say you don’t want to buy his eBook on Amazon’s Kindle for $.99 I believe he said it was, let’s say you’d rather invest in an augmented reality system you could wear as regular looking glasses and have all that information plugged into your iPad which you wore on your hip. Well, then the system could use an artificial intelligent software system with algorithms to advise you which cards to play and your odds as you go. Royal Online
You’d look at the card with your glasses as you played and each card played, as you went along, while the augmented reality system would keep track of it all for you. Then you’d have to use your skills as a poker player from there, reading faces, and watching for clues. A system that could do all that might cost you $5,500 and most of that would hardware, which although a little more costly than the $.99 Kindle eBook, but it would be some cool personal tech to own now wouldn’t it?
I’d say, if you are interested, then shoot me an email and we can talk, and then challenge that Alan Samonte System to a duel of high-stakes Texas Hold’em. I figure with about $30,000 in software and mathematical development, plus the hardware mentioned above, we would stand a chance of beating Alan at his own game. Please consider all this and think on it.
Normally when one thinks of online casinos and gambling on the internet, they think of being at home and playing on the PC. Of course this is the most popular form of online betting and gaming. The reason that online casinos became so popular was because people could play slots or blackjack at home rather than getting dressed up and having to drive out to a land-based casino. If you’ve ever noticed, some of the smaller casinos may not offer any other games besides slots and blackjack!
One of the benefits of dressing up and going out the casino is just to get out of the house and experience some live entertainment. Sometimes this can be a hassle, especially if you are on a different schedule. This is one of the major reasons why mobile gambling is becoming so popular. If you have a cell phone, you have the ability to go to just about any location you want and gamble. So if you would prefer hanging out with your buddies at your favorite bar or location, you can access your casino games at any time. You are no longer limited to having to play at home on your PC.
Another obvious benefit of this technology is the mobility. Say if you are at work or on lunch break, you can play these casino games for free or for real money. Another situation where a cell phone can come in handy is when you are traveling or waiting around for a ride. You can then kill some time with some Wi-Fi gambling at anytime and anywhere depending on how extensive your network coverage is. At the same time, you can also play this game in the comfort of your home while checking out Facebook and Twitter.
When you are playing on the internet, you have the ability to play just about every kind of game possible besides slots and blackjack. There are craps tables, roulette wheels, video poker, baccarat and many variations of these games. Some even offer over 400 unique games. The mobile casinos are kind of a new in the industry so they are still developing and they are somewhat limited. The games that are played on a cell phone must be designed for the small viewing screen. This limits the number of games that can be played because software companies such as Microgaming must account for this.
The type of mobile casino games must also be simple so they can fit into a small cell phone screen. A complicated game like craps would be hard to integrate because of the huge table and all the exotic bets. Simple games like blackjack, 3 card poker, baccarat and roulette are typically found. The most common and numerous kind of game is slot machines, which are simple to play and there are not as many complicated bets to place. The most popular feature with the slots games is the progressive jackpots. Players can actually win $100,000 to even a million dollars just by playing a game on a cell phone.
The technology supports a wide variety of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). Some of these devices include the iPhone, PDA, Blackberry, iTouch, Android and 1400 other compatible devices. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to get this software into a compatible mobile device. Currently there are 17 games where players can wager real money or play for free. This includes 8 progressive slots with huge jackpots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, video poker, 3 card poker, keno, royal derby (horse racing) and two scratch-off card games. Microgaming is the top mobile gambling technology in the industry and the numbers of games that can be played are gradually increasing.