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From taxicabs to bathroom sinks, the Vegas video advertising evolution continues

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In March, Steve Wynn put video monitors in 1,000 Strip cabs. When tourists hop into these taxis to travel from point A to point B, they’re met with the warm sound of Wynn’s voice, offering them a “precise location-specific message.” It made us wonder, where in Vegas will video pop up next? Answer: MGM Grand’s bathrooms. The screens are attached to the sinks’ faucets. Right now, they show advertisements for , the MGM Grand and Faucet Impressions, the company that installed the devices, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Faucet Impressions teams up with Wynn to develop a toilet paper dispenser impression device so we can be bombarded by ads as we poop. Wonder what kind of “precise location-specific message” they’ll put there ...

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