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Say hello to the BarBot, which combines alcohol and gambling to form what could be a seriously addictive bit of kit. Instead of winning money, users are rewarded with a cocktail. Things could get messy. The BarBot won a hacking competition called "Take on the Machine", sponsored by Vimby and Scion. It started life as a …

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Pint

A title no less...

I WANT ONE!!

To add a really crazy slant on it, you could try to guess which cocktail it'll make and if you get it wrong, the forfeit is to drink the cocktail with a tequila chaser.

If you get it right, it's 2 tequilas!

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Yag

Gaaaaaah!

Same here!

Ready for a group order?

PS : Can this machine mix the "One Flight in PARIS" ? :)

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Pint

IWOOT

I can't see it on IWOOT's website yet!! Can they hurry up so I can order one, please!

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FAIL

Is it the 70's

That thing's hooked up to bottles of Cinzano?

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Stop

A slot machine, and Fear & Loathing?

Of course it's the bleeding 70s, dude.

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Happy

I've heard a better idea

IIRC it came from a sci-fi story (maybe by Walter Jon Williams) where there was a bar with strippers dancing on it and the clasps on their clothing were remotely linked to fruit machines next to the bar.

Apparently if you won big, all the clasps would let go and their clothes would fall off...! :-)

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Thumb Up

I also approve of this!

Endless hours of fun - with an appropiate payout level! ;)

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Stop

Sorry Chaps

While I think this is very creative as a machine, you will not see this in your local Rose & Crown. As someone that knows licensing law, by working in a licensing department. The machine would not be allowed under the current licensing law. The reason is that as you are mixing gambling and alcohol.

Sorry to be party pooper.

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Paris Hilton

All in the marketing...

"Mixed-drink randomization device with entertaining interface." Seriously, there is no ability to win money. You pull the lever, wheels turn, you get a mixed drink that you paid some amount guaranteed to turn a profit based on the weighted average of the possible drinks to be dispensed. How this is any different from telling the bartender "surprise me" in outcome is the one-price for any drink. That's it.

Paris for stuff we'd liketo surprise.

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Coat

Great timing guys!!!

I just went from being a daily chronic piss-artist on Friday to teetotal on Saturday, the worst weekend of my life. No seriously, I did... Alcohol withdrawal is NOT fun! Cold sweats, shaking, confusion, hallucinations, and maybe the occasional seisure, functionally equivalent to an epileptic fit.

Still, you've got to wonder why nobody thought of this earlier!

(The one with the car keys, cheers!)

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Pint

This so has

My Cousins' names written all over it as creators....wait till their Dad sees my email with the link.....

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JB
Happy

Great idea...

With big payouts, it'll give you something else to do with that big bucket they used to give you at Indian casinos to catch the millions you're going to win on the slots.

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Is it just me

Or does it remind you of an IV additive mixing machine ?

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