While it might not be as good as a Department of Defense
certification, Nevada has approved the use of a Linux-based OS for
video slot machines. Innovative Gaming Corporation of America says
they have begun to ship Linux-based games, including "Monster
Money", "Area 51", and "Tiki Treasure," to Nevada - the world's
largest slot machine market.
"The results on our machines with the unique Linux-based
platform after eight-months in operation outside of Nevada have
demonstrated 174% above the average slot machine win-per-day. We
have experienced an excellent customer response to the video slot
product from most of the major casino operators in Nevada," said a
company press release.
"Win per day," by the way, doesn't mean the machines are as
generous with the jackpots as kernel.org is with the source... it
refers to the revenues the machines generate each day for the
"With the special relationship of Area 51 to Southern Nevada, we
are expecting a strong response to this title as well as with the
proven leader, Monster Money," said IGCA Vice President of Sales
and Marketing, Jerry Flynn.