Sports betting is becoming bigger and bigger and in the last several years Nevada has seen over a 50% increase. There is now the ability for sports betters to download applications on their smart phones that will allow them to gamble anywhere they’re at; whether they’re on the go or at home, you can lay down big bets anytime you want. Most times players opt to skip going to the actual casino itself however Casinos are hoping to change this.
Recently, Red Rock casino made the decision to redo its sports book area and installed hundreds of square feet of ultra-high-definition LED video displays. Fortunately, they installed these screens just in time for the upcoming college and NFL seasons. The overwhelming outpouring of fans and positive reception made their decision easy, and they are moving forward with installing these screens in other areas.
The VP of Race and Sports for these casinos is Art Manteris. Art said that the addition of these new screens got quite an incredible reaction out of the players. The casino’s attendance shot up quickly after the install, and made the decision to start installing these screens in other casinos an easy one.
To find out more about these types of screens, we called Visual Impact Productions, who offers LED video screen rentals to events and companies for advertising, and spoke with the owner. Apparently these types of screens are becoming more and more popular, as it is the only kind of technology that allows for outdoor, daytime viewing. The screens that were installed at Red Rock Casino are the type that are only meant for indoor viewing.
Come to find out, the common measure for LED screens is something called pixel pitch. Now, from what I can gather pixel pitch is in millimeters and denotes the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the pixel next to it. This along with the size of the screen can tell you the resolution of the screen. Indoor LED screens have smaller pixel pitches, and are less bright. Their typical size are anywhere from 1mm – 5mm with casinos installing anywhere from 1mm – 2mm LED displays. Outdoor LED screens have pixel pitches from 5mm – 25mm but are getting smaller and smaller every year (leading to higher and higher resolutions).
As to what the future holds for LED screens, nobody can be sure however it looks bright. These types of screens are getting cheaper and cheaper to purchase which means you might see them coming to an event or venue near you!Read More