Game of drones

From the Sacramento Bee - July 8, 2015

The Thunder Valley Casino Resort has a new eye in the sky: a lightweight drone.

The Lincoln casino recently acquired the camera-equipped, remotely controlled aircraft for $1,300 and has been sending it aloft to take video footage of Thunder Valley’s summer concert series and the Whitney Oaks golf course.

“It gives a completely different perspective” on those activities, said Thunder Valley spokesman Doug Elmets. The footage is posted on the company’s website and social media outlets.

Elmets said he’s not aware of any other companies using drones to promote entertainment in the area. At least not yet.

“My presumption,” he said, “is that other entities will follow our lead.”

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