Here's an interesting twist to the Atlantic City gaming experience: According to the New York Post, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will become the first casino in the United States to let guests gamble over hotel room TV sets, starting Feb. 18.
Its E-Casino program will let guests with player's cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the first games offered.
The casino says the technology can be expanded to include gambling over hand-held devices anywhere on casino property, which New Jersey recently authorized, and full Internet gambling, if the state approves it.
The casino does not expect in-room gambling to supplant a significant portion of its action on the casino floor. Rather, it views it as an added attraction for customers trying to decide which of many East Coast casino destinations to visit.