Cashless payments innovator Koin has announced a partnership with Northern Nevada’s Baldini’s Casino—making it the first property in Northern Nevada to introduce a flexible cashless wagering experience.
Baldini’s, a casino in Sparks, has long been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The company was an early proponent of digital solutions and now, through its partnership with Koin, will be able to offer patrons cashless options unique to the region, an important milestone in the evolution of the cashless sector.
Koin’s advanced mobile wallet provides casino customers with the ability to load funds to their mobile wallets from a wide variety of sources, including credit or debit card, bank transfer, ACH, Venmo, cash at retail locations and more.
Included in its many convenient customer features is an intuitive spend tracking function, together with the ability to send or receive funds to or from a friend directly through a mobile device. Koin’s presence at the casino will allow Baldini’s to offer its customers a full-feature digital payment experience.
“We are extremely grateful to Baldini’s for choosing Koin to provide its digital payment solution and are pleased to partner with them in transforming gaming payments within Nevada,” said Gary Larkin, president of Koin Payments.
“With its loyal local customer base, Baldini’s was a natural place to introduce this technology in the Reno-Sparks area. In working together, to promote the values of cashless gaming, we believe we generate increased player loyalty while enhancing the customer’s casino experience.”
With Koin, patrons can utilize a digital wallet to fund and access their accounts in any way they choose. At the same time, operator partners like Baldini’s are provided with a complete account management system, and a reduction in their retail transaction fees.
“Digital payment solutions are the next step in the evolution of gaming, and we’re excited to work with Koin to integrate those solutions for our customers,” said Baldini’s owner J. Grant Lincoln. “We’re a favorite with the local market because we recognize what our customers want, and then deliver it.”
Simplebet, Hard Rock Sportsbook Announce Multi-State Deal
Simplebet, the global technology leader in micro-betting products, has partnered with Hard Rock Digital to take its popular array of products live on the operator’s highly rated Hard Rock Sportsbook platform.
The deal will see Simplebet’s short-form betting markets for the NBA, MLB, NFL and NCAA made available to Hard Rock Sportsbook customers across multiple states. It came during the height of the NBA conference finals and as the MLB season began to heat up, providing countless opportunities to engage with the action.
Chris Bevilacqua, chief executive officer at Simplebet, said, “Hard Rock is a global brand that needs no introduction, and we’re delighted to partner with them and offer an immersive digital betting experience like no other.
“We’re confident that our product offering will elevate in-play sports wagering for their customers and look forward to working closely together.”
Matt Primeaux, president of Hard Rock Digital, said, “Hard Rock Sportsbook is committed to building the best product in the market, and we know our players will enjoy the addition of play-by-play bets on football, basketball and baseball to our already-robust selection of in-play offerings.
“Simplebet’s markets are perfect for sports fans that don’t have time for a full game and casino players that enjoy the thrill of quick-resolution games like slots, roulette and blackjack. We believe this integration can provide entertainment for any type of online player and bring new players to our platform.”
Simplebet has developed a suite of innovative micro-betting products for the NFL, NBA, MLB, college football and, most recently, college basketball. The company enables sports betting operators, media companies and technology companies to enhance live sports by offering engaging experiences in real time with its proprietary automated operations platform.