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In Marketing Move, Las Vegas Casinos To Work With Google For Interior Mapping

Plan Would Potentially Help Increase Tourism On The Strip


Despite a likely citywide ban on Google Glass inside Las Vegas brick-and-mortar casinos, the gaming industry will reportedly work with the search engine giant to provide views from the inside of casinos for Google’s indoor mapping of locations.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors meeting, a marketing firm unveiled a plan that will allow potential visitors to check out what it feels like to be inside — and presumably move around — of the casino before ever visiting. Or for those who have already been, to further explore their favorite casino-hotels. (Pictured above is MGM Grand’s hotel desk.)

Last year, Las Vegas Strip casinos took in $6.2 billion in gaming revenue.

In 2012, nearly 40 million people flew into Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, which was an all-time high. The Strip nabbed around 30 million of those tourists.

So far in 2013, Sin City is about on pace with last year.

There won’t only be more high-tech magic happening within casinos in the Strip. The city has been working on a project of heavily beefing up surveillance outside on the Strip.

Reportedly, there are 37 brand new high-definition cameras hanging about 25 feet off the street. The project came at a cost of $300,000. Some critics are obviously worried about privacy issues with these new cameras, but police insist its for safety.

In another bit of Las Vegas tech news, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on the outskirts of the Strip will soon be solar-powered.

For more news from Nevada, check out its state page.

Tags: Las Vegas,   Nevada,   Google

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