We were in Caesars so not affected thankfully. No surprises that our hotel got pretty busy on the back of it, they must be losing a fortune!Crikey Mark, I take it you are not staying there?? I hate queues at the best of time, but if that was the queue to check in at a hotel I had booked, I think I would find another!
Although I do like the arrangement of glass flowers? on the ceiling directly above the check in desk, dentists take note!
Just from what I've seen personally, mainly first-hand accounts on Twitter, it does look like they're hiding a lot of what's been going on, saying everything is fine when it's not, etc. And I think the next worry is what information has been compromised! Quintuple-zero Roulette though, don't give them any ideas...Looks pretty bad doesn't it? They'll probably try to recoup their losses by jacking prices up even higher and having 1/1 Blackjack and quintuple-zero roulette...
Don't they have self-service check-in terminals at the Bellagio?
The Scattered Spider hacking group said on Thursday it took six terabytes of data from the systems of multi-billion-dollar casino operators MGM Resorts International
Speaking to Reuters via the messaging platform Telegram, a representative for the group said it did not plan to make the data public, and declined to comment on whether it had asked the companies for ransom. "If MGM wish to release that information they will. We do not do that," the person said.
I can imagine the size of these machines to hold the millions of cash to pay out!15 million paid! Yes, that'll stop them.
I have a solution for this. How about making a mechanical slot machine with actual reel sets that are not powered by a computer chip?
Revolutionary, I know.
They could even get rid of the electronic spin button with, I dunno, a long metal arm with a ball on the end or something.
Oh, that is a stumbling block.I can imagine the size of these machines to hold the millions of cash to pay out!
A real money progressive that isn't tracked digitally? That'll take some work... (sorry )I would be inclined to use a safe that is not connected to the internet though, with real money, and not digital cash - progressive, eh?
Easy to overcome if you make the Jackpot payout at a certain level, like the Hot Mode used in these software versions.A real money progressive that isn't tracked digitally? That'll take some work... (sorry )
One of the problems of 24/7 news is they'll jump on any updates, and often skip the necessary steps to validate the authenticity to be first to air. The Financial Times talking about 'spitting out money from slot machines' is a curious one given most machines are TITO (ticket in, ticket out) and any cash goes to the bottom which is secured by physical locks - so the only mechanic there would be spitting out tickets and that seems like an awful lot of work for a cheap publicity stunt. It might be possible for ticket redemption machines or ATMs, but again it's pocket change compared to what they're demanding.
I might give them a bit more leeway if the story sounded credible, but it doesn't!