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The system works using the TV remote control. Players can toggle back and forth among a slots game called Rum Runner’s Riches and four kinds of video poker. The casino eventually plans to add more games if the test period if successful.

Players who want to cash out just click a button on the screen and the proceeds of their gambling go into an e-wallet that can be stored for future visits, or paid out at the casino cashier cage, just like winnings accrued on the casino floor.

The technology is currently used on large cruise ships. It will be available in all 2,000 of the Borgata’s rooms.

Las Vegas allows sports betting on hand-held devices.

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Wayne Parry can be reached at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC