Acres Manufacturing Company has launched an app that enables implementation of cashless wagering more quickly than any other technology.
Called “Cashless Casino,” the new application enables casino operators to deploy the industry’s best-of-breed cashless gaming and loyalty solution within 15 weeks of order. Cashless Casino is powered by Acres’ Foundation technology, the industry’s only solution capable of processing both real-time gaming data and cashless transfers to and from any slot machine or table game.
Acres’ efforts to innovate solutions that enable a more intuitive adoption of cashless gaming technology will help set the stage for the option of a completely cashless casino gaming floor within a few years, which will eliminate cash-handling expenses and drive a better overall player experience.
“Early deployments of Foundation cashless gaming have proven that cashless players increase their play and visitation,” said Noah Acres of Acres Manufacturing. “As a result, casino operators are increasingly expressing wide-scale interest in deploying cashless gaming technology.
“However, implementing cashless gaming quickly becomes a burdensome, do-it-yourself project for operators, as they struggle through the limitations of decades-old legacy casino management system (CMS) technologies to integrate a payment processor and user interface while solving for dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. These issues have dramatically slowed industry adaptation of cashless gaming.
“Cashless Casino addresses this challenge by making the rollout incredibly easy and intuitive, as it enables operators to focus on player education and the gaming entertainment experience.”
Cashless Casino works on any slot machine or table game, including those connected to casino management systems from Aristocrat, IGT, Konami and Light & Wonder. These legacy CMS solutions continue to account for play and loyalty data, while Foundation processes the entire machine event stream in real time, resulting in over a thousand times more data being provided to the casino.
Casinos can select one or more payment providers, including Everi, FABICash, Flexia, Koin, Sightline Payments and Trustly. An interface to Marker Trax, a casino marker solution, is also included. Furthermore, Cashless Casino satisfies all regulatory requirements by providing audit reports and dispute resolution tools and can serve as the required system of record.
“Cashless Casino allows gaming operators to position themselves for an entirely cashless future in which casinos transition away from physical player cards, kiosks, and direct mail,” said Acres. “These legacy technologies and practices are quickly being abandoned by other industries, and by implementing Cashless Casino, operators can engage with their customers more easily in the mediums they prefer while also benefiting from operating efficiencies.
“Driving higher loyalty engagement is the core value proposition of our Foundation technology, and incorporating innovative player loyalty features into Cashless Casino is a key differentiator in the player experience. Cashless Casino enables casino operators to significantly improve their connection and engagement with their players.”