Halifax Casino Adds New Features
As reported by the Chronicle Herald: "Security cameras using facial recognition technology will soon scan everyone coming through the doors of the newly renovated Casino Nova Scotia. "A digital security system and facial recognition technology, costing $3 million, are just part of $20 million in renovations being conducted at the Halifax casino by Great Canadian Gaming Corp., a casino and horse-racing company. ".The casino now has 720 video lottery machines, down from the previous 750, but about half of those machines are new. Instead of eating and spitting out coins, the machines have a 'ticket in and ticket out' technology. If a patron wins, the ticket may be redeemed at a cash station. Some penny and two-cent machines have also been added.
"A new eight-table poker room is proving to be highly popular among patrons, he said.
"The company has closed the restaurant TGIF and opened its new signature restaurant, Trapeze, and added Java Jazz, a 24-hour cafe. Live music and entertainment are available all day at the casino's lounge, and [Howard Blank, the company's vice-president of media and entertainment,] said entertainment is expected to be a big drawing card."