ComputerWorld.com is reporting on a new and unique use for RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification ) chips by a prominent Las Vegas casino.
According to the article, RFID chips are being inserted in the pouring spouts of liquor bottles to measure the flow of alcohol being poured by bartenders at MGM Mirage casinos.
The RFID chips communicate with the casino’s point of sale systems to record the amount of alcohol being used by bartenders.
The RFID tags are part of the MGM Mirage loss-control system. In addition to monitoring the flow of liquor, some RFID tags are also being used in some of the casino’s gaming chips.