IGT brings a captivating technical advancement to Station Casinos
More convenience is added to every player’s enjoyment in Las Vegas since a new technical advancement is hitting the Sin City casinos.
Before the end of 2017, players in several Las Vegas Station Casinos will be introduced to a mobile technology called Cardless Connect, developed by International Game Technology (IGT).
A Simple Way to Card In
This IGT’s technology allows players to participate in Station Casino’s MyBoardingPass loyalty program by just tapping their mobile phone on a slot machine card reader. STN App can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play and the phone connects player the same way a physical loyalty card would.
The display shows players’ name and point balance when they card in at their favorite slot game for a digital experience, and the app automatically cards them out when the player leaves. Without having a physical card, this app is a perfect solution for locals, frequent players and Millennials.
The new technology retains younger and tech-savvy players and saves on the expenses of printing and reprinting loyalty cards. Cardless Connect is currently on testing at Barley’s, one of Station Casino properties, and will be implemented at two more by the end of the year. Unfortunately, Station Casinos isn’t ready to unveil which casinos are up next for Cardless Connect. If the initial success continues, the remaining properties will follow their lead in 2018.
Station Casinos is the leading gaming provider for the residents of Las Vegas and always brings the change with new games, machines or technologies.
Founded in 1976, it has 20 properties including Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Palms Casino Resort, Wild Wild West and others. With this new technology implementation, they hope to make visiting Las Vegas casino easier and deliver a superior user experience. They are a great partner in the rollout of Cardless Connect technology according to IGT’S Chief Commercial Officer Nick Khin.
“We evaluated multiple technologies and developed a flexible solution that supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or QR code connectivity. From the initial phases of implementation to the excitement of the ‘go live’, the Station Casinos team has embraced Cardless Connect’s innovative features and BLE connectivity, which deliver a superior user experience.”
It shouldn’t surprise us the global leader in gaming IGT chose them to be the first to exploit their technology.