A behind-the-scenes look at Treasure IslandTreasure Island Resort & Casino took a little gamble last week, bringing together its slot machine vendors and the people who play the games.
By: Anne Jacobson, The Republican Eagle
Treasure Island Resort & Casino took a little gamble last week, bringing together its slot machine vendors and the people who play the games.
"This is really about educating people and dispelling myths," Cindy Taube said. "No, there's no person behind there pulling little levers."
People could look inside slot machines, learn about the computerization and mathematics involved, quiz casino staff, take a class on blackjack and listen to a panel of experts in the gaming industry.
Two other casinos sent staff people to check out the open house/expo Friday and Saturday.
"They said, 'Are you crazy?' No, we're not," Taube said, adding "This is the first time anyone has done this in the industry."
Taube, who works in the marketing department, indicated the casino may do it again next year.
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