As the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off, paper-thin TVs, feather-light laptops and thousands of humming doodads of every hue are filling up more than 30 football fields’ worth of Las Vegas convention space.

But if you’re looking for a device with the potential to instantly change your life, your best bet might be across the street at the slot machines.

No amazing surprises in store for this year’s CES, gee I wonder why.