International Game Technology PLC (IGT) says it has received regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board for its new Resort Wallet carded cashless module, aimed at providing a safer, reduced-contact option for customers on the gaming floor.
The module, part of the company’s IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system, allows players to use a loyalty card to transfer cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cash desk or any Resort Wallet-enabled slot machine. Players can then insert their PIN-protected card into the slot machine, apply those funds to their game play, and cash out to their secure digital wallet at any time. They can also choose to move a portion of their funds from the slot machine to their digital wallet while printing a ticket at the slot machine for the balance.
The module was approved in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, with IGT claiming the technology “encourages social distancing on the gaming floor by reducing line-ups at the casino cash desk and kiosks,” as well as generating greater operational efficiencies by reducing cash handling costs and associated safety and security risks.
“Our Resort Wallet solution ensures that our customers can experience the increased liquidity, player convenience and enhanced safety that only cashless gaming can deliver,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, VLT, Systems and Payments Products. “This solution will heighten the player experience to new levels while positioning our customers as technology leaders. We’re grateful to the Nevada Gaming Control Board for enabling this momentous debut in the state.”