Las Vegas bets on speeding drones as the next spectator sport

The city that put poker on TV is now betting on speeding drones as the next spectator sport to find a mass audience.

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

A man watches as someone flies the remote control Mi Drone from Xiomi, a Smart Drone with 4k UHD camera and autopilot controls during the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2017.

Updated Jan 9, 2017

It's the city that put poker on TV, and now Las Vegas is betting on speeding drones as the next spectator sport to find a mass audience.

TRT World's Andre-Pierre du Plessis went to the Consumer Electronic Show to get a taste of what it involves and explains why cities across America are now competing to build drone-ports where future pilots can be trained.

 

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