by Bach B
Will we not need to go to Las Vegas to gamble in the future? Might be, since a casino-specific cloud has been built in the US, in a further sign of the trend towards industry-tailored software as a service solutions. International Game Technology (IGT) is building casino software through the cloud by using the AppLogic cloud computing platform from CA Technologies. Chris Satchell, chief technology officer at IGT, said, “Casinos of all sizes will find it more cost effective and have higher agility in managing their gaming content through the IGT Cloud.”
The CA AppLogic platform virtualises all the components of a data center within a software layer for customers and uses low cost commodity-based hardware to support it. Casino owners using the IGT Cloud will have access to a games library and will be able to quickly change the games available on their gaming floors.
IGT Cloud will initially launch in a number of casinos across the EMEA region and Latin America, including Gala Coral, Olympic Casinos, Le Casino d’vian and Codere.
In my opinion, online gambling is not new, there are many sides out there but not legally. Facebook is also trying to get a license to have gambling apps for adults. However, how these Casino and Facebook are going to keep in check users’ ages is a big problem, like how would they know a teenager fakes his/her age when registering or he/she uses parents account with or without the consent, etc.
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