Acres Manufacturing Company announced the debut of the Foundation App Store, an open-to-all environment that allows any developer to provide applications for any slot machine or table game deploying Acres’ Foundation casino management system technology. The Foundation App Store enables casino operators to seamlessly add the newest content from developers through an open API in an effort to quickly address evolving consumer interests.
With the open API, casinos only pay for the cost of the application, not for the interface. Currently, casinos may have to purchase the same interface for each application they want to buy. This obstacle prevents many casinos from installing new applications, thereby depriving them of incremental revenue and earnings, according to Noah Acres, chief operating officer of Acres Manufacturing.
Another significant difference with the Foundation App Store is that Acres allows any app, whether or not it competes with present or future Acres applications. Typically, fees are charged by legacy systems for any interface with competitive products.
At launch, the Foundation App Store includes 17 developers with applications tested and certified as “Foundation Compatible” by Acres. Initial applications encompass categories such as reporting, analytics, cashless gaming, bonusing and more.