And, of course, who doesn’t want something for free? All CashCode one bill validators come with the oneCheck cash management solution, providing preventative controls to slot techs for when and what to service, while Performance Reports reduce time spent on the number of service work orders by 50%.
A highly efficient, future-proof bill validator is a vital component to all gaming operations, so casinos can't settle for less. For more information, visit www.craneps.com.
Today’s gaming properties are looking to invest in cost-efficient, back-room technology like currency handling solutions that elevate time-consuming mandatory processes into more efficient tasks. Cummins Allison’s JetScan iFX® product line offers casinos a full range of innovative and flexible currency handling systems that not only help casinos prepare their deposits quickly and easily but are also capable of processing currency and imaging tickets.
Many of the advanced technologies found in larger systems are also available in more modular, scalable devices that provide the same results in a compact and economical way. Additionally, selecting a system that can accommodate cash, cheques, and tickets on a single device not only saves space, but makes employees more efficient, enabling them to spend more face time with patrons rather than counting money. For more information, visit www.cumminsallison.com.
The economic recovery has been slower than expected and for brick and mortar casinos the f inancial pressures continue to mount, especially with the legalization of online gaming. More than ever, casinos are scrambling to identify additional ways to entice new players to their casino. Once in the property, it’s vital for casinos to both identify these new players and find creative ways to keep them in the casino, extend their play, and encourage return visits. Do casinos currently have a method of identifying and marketing to this large group of anonymous players? The answer is yes.
Many operators are looking to promotional couponing, given the fact that all their games are equipped with the ultimate promotional delivery system, the TITO printer. And when it comes to selecting the couponing system, FutureLogic’s PromoNet® intelligent promotional couponing solution is the only system to offer a method to reach both carded and uncarded players.
PromoNet® couponing solution allows casinos to create and run promotions that identify, track, and reward all customers (both carded and un-carded) instantly, right at the game, and without any delays. By using the data at the slot machine (time of play, amount wagered, etc.) or data gathered from a player tracking system database (i.e., a birthdate), promotions can be developed to enhance the experience for all players, to lure uncarded players to join the Player Club, and enhance the casino experience for existing members.
With PromoNet®’s Online Module, casinos can develop promotions that effectively steer players to online sites and provide a vehicle for tangible awards for a participating player. This helps ensure “player stickiness” by extending the player’s experience and linking land-based and online gaming sessions. And to improve the bottom line, PromoNet® couponing solution gives operators the ability to analyze and modify promotions for optimum effectiveness and conduct business analytics and reports. For more information, visit www.futurelogic-inc.com.
Bill validators are a casino’s first line of defence against counterfeits and cheats. Criminals have a strangely high work ethic, and they work really, really hard at making better counterfeits and other illegal devices. That ’s why manufacturers are constantly looking for, and developing, better technologies that keep validation equipment and casino customers ahead of counterfeiters and cheats. JCM Global uses a highly advanced combination of magnetic and infrared sensors to validate currency, and they merge that with high-speed motors and processors to maintain a very high first-time acceptance rate. Its UBA validator sets standards with a 98% acceptance rate, and now iVIZION’s 99% acceptance rate has raised the bar again.
JCM Global's iVIZION bill validator is a effective, smart, and fast solution for the global gaming industry.
iVIZION’s Contact Image Sensor (CIS) Technology captures the full image of a note or ticket, and its 99%-plus acceptance rate is unrivalled. iVIZION has a diligent counterfeit protection, an RFID ICB cashbox with encrypted and web-enabled data, 64 megabit FLASH memory, a self-calibrating sensor package, modular component design, and the ability to read barcodes horizontally and vertically. It also features two high-speed processors, a sealed 85mm banknote path, patented and proven removable stacker mechanism, “Blind Mate” and “Hot Swap” design, and complete compatibility with all gaming protocols. For more information, visit www.jcmglobal.com.
Casino operators understand the value of solutions which deliver the most ROI. Because payment systems impact so many operations within a property, multiple functions can see firsthand the importance of a comprehensive cash management solution. MEI understands the impact of peripherals and support products on overall performance and is proud to offer solutions which positively impact operator profitability.
At the head of MEI’s complete cash management offering is SC Advance, evolved from the award-winning CASHFLOW SC note acceptor. MEI applied new technology to deliver greater performance though an enhanced recognition system, faster note-to-note speed, improved barcode recognition, and the increased noteset memory. SC Advance delivers where it matters matter most: acceptance rate, jam rate, security, and the cost of operation.
Complimenting SC Advance are two product enhancements: EASITRAX Soft Count and PPM Advance. EASITRAX Soft Count is an integrated software/hardware solution that places information collected in the SC Advance note acceptor into a database that can be networked to multiple locations and be accessed to analyze slot floor performance. It is currently installed in more than 100,000 games and now available as a portal-based system that allows operators to create customized reports and track performance remotely.
PPM Advance, the next generation of MEI support tools, gives operators complete control of their games with enhanced features to configure and control to meet their unique support needs. Previously, PPM (portable programming module) was a one button f lash tool whereas the PPM Advance is a portable version of MEI’s STS (support and test systems) software. The PPM Advance features a display screen and Bluetooth connectivity that allows operators to perform fast and easy in-field updates for currency data, configuration data and software, performance diagnostics, and audit data reporting. For more information, visit www.meigroup.com.
Transact Technologies Incorporated
Casinos understand the value of providing their slot-playing guests with a great gaming experience. Part of an exceptional gaming experience involves players feeling like they’re being rewarded for the time and money they spend feeding a machine, even if they don’t win the big jackpot.
TransAct Technologies’ Epicentral® Print System delivers that much sought after reward to slot players. Epicentral’s promotion and bonusing capabilities enable casinos to develop fine-tuned marketing programs that touch their customers at the most opportune time: when they’re seated at the slot machine. Direct marketing doesn’t get any more direct than a coupon or bonus delivered directly to the player’s hand.
Deployed in conjunct ion with the Epic 950® ticket printer and ServerPort™ device inside the slot machine, Epicentral is designed to work with existing slot systems and games as it operates on a separate and distinct connection with the printer. As a result, casinos can deploy Epicentral to connect to all existing slot machines regardless of the game's manufacturer to enhance their customers' experience on a realtime basis.
The types of offers that can be executed via the Epicentral promotion and bonusing system are virtually limitless and based on any number of flexible criteria such as un-carded player time on device, coin in, carded player data, rated player level, earned promotions, or randomly awarded rewards.
Results are consistent across casinos that implement the Epicentral promotion/bonusing system. They include higher levels of play, more time on the slots, and delighted players. The numbers speak volumes; specifically the 100% increase in lower-tier player Average Daily Theoretical (ADT), a 87% redemption rate of coupons targeted at carded players, and a 40% redemption rate of coupons encouraging mid-week visits.
TransAct Technologies’ distribution partner for the Canadian market is Bet Rite Inc. For more information, visit www.betrite.ca.