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Novomatic Launches Biometric Hospitality System

Austria’s Novomatic Group has introduced what it calls a “comprehensive, biometrically supported registration and payment system.”

Novomatic bundled existing technologies together to create proprietary systems that “allow various applications in the gaming segment as well as in ancillary areas such as gastronomy,” according to a statement from the company. “Once a guest is registered, he can log in via biometric recognition, and gain access to the gaming area, or play land-based as well as online.”

The so-called “single-wallet” environment includes gaming machines, restaurants or bars, or even an online or mobile casino.

Even the cash payout can be administered via the biometric recognition of the guest at a cash terminal or cash desk. “This new development brings maximum comfort for the guest,” said the statement. “He will be able to utilize the entire offering at complete cashless ease. Also, casino operators will be able to tap completely new business perspectives with this revolutionary system, such as new offers, increased cost efficiency and increased security.”

All existing Novomatic products are already “biometric-ready,” meaning that they can be easily and quickly upgraded and networked as soon as the system is launched to the market.