Harrah’s Entertainment, operators of several casinos in Las Vegas, gave a preview of Microsoft Surface at PURE Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace on Feb 28 at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship Drawing Party. Celebrities were able to have their picture taken and immediately interact with the photo on a Surface, including autographing the photo. Some of the poker players, like Erik Seidel (pictured right), seemed to really enjoy trying out the Surface capabilities. There’s a full slideshow of the preview event with celebrity photos – and signatures – on Harrah’s Windows Live Space.
This spring, Harrah’s plans to do a pilot program with Surface at the Rio casino in Las Vegas, showcasing innovative new usages for Surface. It should be fun to take a trip to Vegas and check out how people react to Surface in real life.