Las Vegas To Google Glass Wearers: You're Not Welcome

What happens in Vegas stays Google Glass-free.

One place you probably won't see much of Google Glass is Las Vegas. According to the New York Times, the newly minted headsets that have spawned a tragicomic Tumblr are going to be verboten in most of the city's gambling establishments.

After all, what is Google Glass but a computer and a recording device? And neither of those are currently allowed in casinos. (Nor, for that matter, was Rain Man.) A spokesperson for Caesars said this: "We will not allow people to wear Glass while gambling or attending our shows."

Why would they, when developers are coming up with Glass apps such as Winky, which allows users to snap a photo with just the blink of an eye?

So, anyone who was hoping to see George Clooney and Brad Pitt sporting a pair in Ocean's 1110 (14 in binary), I'm so, so, so sorry. It's just not going to happen.

[Image by Flickr user popculturegeek]

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  • John

    The title's a little misleading.  Google Glass is welcome and encouraged in Las Vegas, just not in the casinos.  A big difference.

  • James A. DeHart

    Dah.    Can't believe someone would be so stupid!  Anyone with access to a computer in a gambling situation, is transferring the odds from the house to the player.   Next one that tries this, shoot and hang near the front entrance, that'll keep the 'varmits' away.

  • Timothy Obisesan

    Sometimes Concept technologies sounds amazing but unfortunately not all cool gadgets are practical, This is one of the journeys of  humans been ruined by its technology. if you think about it how many gadget you currently carry with you now, then add the bloody glasses onto it. Excess technology isn't good for Social integration. 

    The more technology the more disconnected you are from the social environment. No NO Google glasses. 

  • Justin Webster

    You know it'd be really awesome if someone had something positive to add to the conversation - I just say that it's your right as business owner to decide whether or not a technology can be present at your business. What's so difficult about that? This isn't about guns, or privacy, or anything else. Your city can put a camera on any block (ie Lancaster, PA or anywhere south of Houston St. in NYC) and there's nothing you can do about it, so why's it matter if the guy across from you in Starbucks can take a picture and instagram it? Will it ruin your life? Certainly not, paparazzi have and always will be around. 

    So could you people please get over your overblown egos and just deal with the future? Because I'd love to hear a logical, not going off about something irreverent, actually meaningful comment out of any of the 36 posts from this thread on what threat this actually poses to society. My iPhone can do the same as glass, I bet you wouldn't notice, and you can slap it out of my hand. But do you? No. So seriously, be logical and give me a reason to not hate the flame war everyone has ignited on this thread.

    Unless you're one of those people who just think I (or glass wearers) should just be punched in the face. Because you should go back, and punch Ford for the Model T, Edison for the Lightbulb, and Bolton & Watt for the Steam Engine - and then see how logical you sound.

  • Alex

    Here are your reasons 1) city cameras can not be accessed by the masses and are not being watched 24/7 for images to be posted on any online bolg.  Yes, occasionally a security camera image of someone doing something stupid shows up on line but even those are genreally private business cameras.  2) With your iPhone I can be aware if you are taking a video or picture of me and, because you know that and don't want to be caught taking the photo, many people don't.  I still think that you should not be allowed to covertly take a photo of someone and post it on the internet without their knowledge but I don't see that happening.  3) with the glasses I do not know if you are feeding your facebook addiction or taking a photo of me doing something I don't want to be sitting on the internet for eternity.  4) It matters not if you think this is due to an overblown ego or an irrational fear of the world seeing me not at my best (please remember there are many cases of seemingly inncoent photos of random people leading to major issues for that person).  I should not have to become a hermit because I enjoy my privacy and don't want the antics of my dumbest moments (note: not illegal, just accidentally dumb) broadcast to more than the few people who can see or hear me. 

  • Aa

    So could you people please get over your overblown egos and just respect the other people right to privacy?

  • Greese Monky

    Um, maybe it's just me...do you think the turds at Google don't have the ability to monitor your "Google Glasses", get real, nothing on the internet is private!!! They, and soon the "authorities" will be able to see what you see...I'm with Parker, point one of these at me and there's going to be an accident and somehow they're going to be stepped on.

  • Vorenious

    Vegas is disgusting and needs to be plowed down.  To all those fools who give the casinos their money ought to realize Vegas was not built on winners but losers like yourself.  

  • NolanWhelan

    In the good old days the mob would just dump the glass wearers out in the desert.  The word would soon get around and presto...no more glasses. They had a way about them. Nothing personal just business.

  • youdontneedtoknow

    They won't be allowed on my property or business...that's for sure.

  • Gringo Bandit

    A RETARDED Good scheme gone awry....I laugh at Google.  Ha, Ha, Ha....

  • Monroe

    wait until that technology can be put into a contact lense.  wouldn't that be just great.....

  • The Elusive Dr. X

    I'm sorry, but if you wear these stupid things, you deserve to be punched in your rapidly shriveling gonads.

    Google glasses rank up there with skinny jeans and bad facial hair as the ultimate in hipster douchbaggery.

  • vanceco

    Why do I deserve to be punched in my nads, if you're the one who's going to be wearing the glass glass glasses?

  • Reader11722

    This is all about Free Speech. After all the gov’t (and their corporate cronies) censor the media and ban books like "America Deceived II".

    Last link of "America Deceived II" before it is completely censored:

    http://www.amazon.com/America-...

  • Freeland_Dave

    Wear them in public places and I have no problem with them.  Wear them in privately owned places, like my retail store, and you will be asked to leave.  If you don't leave you will then be arrested for trespassing and yes, having done it a couple of times, I don't have a problem with a citizen's arrest made against someone who is trespassing on private property after they have been told to leave. 

    In short, you are welcome to come into my store and conduct your business with me, that does not give you the right to record anything within my store without my express consent. 

    You need to remember, your rights only extend to the point where they infringe upon the rights of others.

    In this case, it's my property, I control it and you have no right to do anything on my property after you have been told you can't.  Oh, my store employs video surveillance but it's usage is posted at the door, and that is a warning I am NOT required to post by law.

    If you don't want to be video taped then don't come into the store, that is your right and your option.

    Don't like it? Well since I take all the liabilities to run my business, and the public does nothing to assist in that personal venture but actually, in the form of taxes, permits and licenses impedes my business, if you don't like the way I have chosen to run my business you are free to patronize some other business and it won't bother me one bit.  

  • Mike

     Actually it would, as you lose sales and customers becoming more of a dick, nice try though.

  • Freeland_Dave


    "If you don't like the way I have chosen to run my business you are free
    to patronize some other business and it won't bother me one bit."  
    That is the beauty of operating your own business and, just for your information, my customers agree so I a not too worried about loosing them.

    I don't force customers to patronize my store and they don't force me to comply with their ideals on how I run my business.