iBar Opens at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino


­Harrah’s Operating Company Inc., a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., and Microsoft Corp. today announced the debut of Harrah’s first Microsoft Surface deployment at iBar ultra-lounge inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Microsoft Surface is the first commercially available surface computer with a 30-inch table-like display. It allows individuals or groups to interact with digital content by using touch. Without a mouse or keyboard, the 360-degree user interface and massive multi-touch capabilities of Microsoft Surface Harrah’s is the first to deploy a suite of customized applications for Microsoft Surface and install it in an entertainment venue, providing guests with uniquely personalized and engaging social experience with the Surface units.

This application allows guests to create an exciting new way to chat and meet people from one Surface to another. For example, users can flirt Vegas style by adding a hip ultra-lounge vibe to the flirting experience. Strategically placed video cameras at each Surface add even more energy to the action, allowing guests to interact with old friends, flirt with new acquaintances, and take and send photos across the lounge.