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Oct 24 2007   1:09PM GMT

Went to Vegas, lost my RFID (chips)

SarahCortes Sarah Cortes Profile: SarahCortes

I’ve always considered RFID to be “neat technology”.  I knew that Walmart was starting to mandate the use of RFID by its many suppliers, but beyond that, I never really heard of any practical, “real world” use of the technology.  I guess some credit card suppliers were considering it (or perhaps already are using it), but RFID had never really “hit home” at a personal level.

Now granted, I’m not big on gambling (I go to casinos for the buffets, frankly) – but here, to me is a “real world” example of RFID in action:


The Chip Inventory System, from a company called Progressive Gaming, uses RFID technology to provide tracking of chips in a casino environment.  Casinos can use this technology to track chip flow, detect counterfeit chips and determine how much was just won/lost on a particular bet.

It’s a little too “Big Brother” to me, but I can imagine that investment in this technology (by casinos) may have a nice return.  When I go for seconds on the buffet desert line, I’ll leave my RFIDs with a friend – back at the table.

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