Printing solutions supplier TransAct Technologies Inc. has launched Epicentral Clean2Play, a printer accessory that provides real-time printed proof that a slot machine has been cleaned, sanitized and is ready for play.
Epicentral Clean2Play builds on Acres 4.0’s Clean Machine product, which detects when each gaming machine’s play session ends and instantly dispatches a staff member to sanitize the game. Once sanitization is complete, Epicentral Clean2Play causes the gaming machine to print a Clean2Play certification ticket, which the casino cleaning staff member then places on the machine or directly over the machine’s bill acceptor.
Before the next play can begin, the cleaning voucher will be removed from the slot machine, allowing casino guests to see that the slot machine is certified as clean. Slot players will look for machines with the Clean2Play ticket before beginning their play.
The Epicentral Clean2Play system utilizes parts of TransAct’s Epicentral promotional system, which provides casinos with the printing function while also giving them the ability to customize the clean-ticket voucher their slot machine players will see. This voucher can include a sanitization message, the cleaning staff member’s name, machine ID and a time stamp of when the cleaning occurred.
As part of the Epicentral Clean2Play system, casinos can also incentivize their employees by printing a second voucher once the slot machine is cleaned to give the cleaning employee the chance to win prizes and validate their performance. At any time, casinos can upgrade the Epicentral Clean2Play to a fully functioning Epicentral promotional system.