Waiting for some more real-world examples of the Microsoft Surface at work? While it might be a stretch to combine “Las Vegas” and “real world” in the same sentence, we’re willing to make the leap. Harrah’s has dropped a shiny new Surface into their Rio iBar Ultra Lounge, located in their Hotel and Casino on the strip. The machine has been tricked out with a custom suite of software that promises to bring a unique experience to iBar patrons. We’re not exactly sure what that means, but after consuming 2-3 $18 Red Bull/Vodkas, we’re guessing a giant multi-touch screen is a pretty engaging proposition. If you happen to be in the Vegas area, feel free to check out the Harrah’s Surface and let us know what you think. 


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.