Founded in 1975, International Game Technology or IGT is the world’s largest manufacturer of slot machines.
It also offers all kinds of technology and equipment for land-based casinos, including cashless solutions.
In fact, we will soon be able to enjoy them in the 6 gaming establishments of the operator Station Casinos located in the Las Vegas valley.
A strong trend in Las Vegas
For some time now, land-based casinos have been taking a keen interest in cashless payment solutions, which are proving to be extremely convenient and secure.
This trend has been accelerated by the worldwide Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. This is because such technology requires less material to be passed from hand to hand, which helps to combat contamination.
In the field of cashless payments, the Las Vegas Valley is one of the pioneers. The recent announcement by the IGT Group confirms this once again.
IGT has announced that it is about to roll out its Resort Wallet and IGTPay cashless modules of the IGT ADVANTAGE casino management system via the STN Cash application in the 6 gaming establishments of the operator Station Casinos located in the Las Vegas Valley.
These are Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station respectively.
Station Casinos at the forefront of the cashless trend
Founded on July 1, 1976, operator Station Casinos is based in Summerlin South, a suburb of Las Vegas. Specializing primarily in gaming resorts that target mainly local players, it will position itself at the forefront of the cashless payments trend.
So, the senior vice president of innovation at Station Casinos (Tom Mikulich) was pleased. Indeed, he believes that this recent partnership agreement with IGT Group will allow his group to distinguish itself from the competition by offering slot machines that take advantage of cashless payment solutions that further enhance the comfort and ease of play.
Moreover, this technology is very easy to access. To take advantage of it, all you have to do is install an STN Cash application on your iOS or Android smartphone that allows you to fund a player account without cash. As soon as one wishes to play on a slot machine, these funds are very easily transferred as credits.
Then, as soon as one wants to stop playing, they are automatically returned to the account so that they can be either cashed out or saved for future gaming sessions.
We have to admit that this cashless payment technology is extremely convenient. It is no coincidence that it won the Innovation of the Year award at the 2021 Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.