IGT has penned a multi-year deal with Graton Resort & Casino in California to deliver cashless gaming technology across the property.
Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will deploy its Resort Wallet and IGT Pay solutions at Graton Resort & Casino to allow players to play on its 3,000 slot machines without the need for cash.
As a result, Graton can offer its members the option to create a cashless gaming account to fund their accounts via their mobile devices from their checking or credit accounts.
“As one of Northern California’s premier gaming destinations, Graton Resort & Casino prides itself in offering our players leading-edge technologies that bolster the guest experience and introduce added choice and convenience,” said Brian Green, Graton Resort & Casino Vice President/Assistant General Manager.
“IGT’s proven Resort Wallet and IGTPay cashless technologies will enable us to drive new operational efficiencies and optimize revenue while offering our customers a future-forward mobile e-wallet option that comes with a variety of benefits.”
Using IGT’s technology, players can apply funds to their Graton accounts by tapping their smartphones onto the game’s card reader. Via Bluetooth, the players’ balance and loyalty rewards populate the screen using IGT’s M5 tech.
After playing, the players can then transfer the remaining funds back into a personal account or keep them in their cashless accounts for future use.
“Cashless commerce is the way of the future across business sectors and we’re finding that slot players who adopt IGT’s cashless casino technologies are readily embracing it and reporting high satisfaction with the experience,” added Ryan Reddy, IGT SVP Global Video Poker, VLT, Systems, and Payments.
“We look forward to helping Graton Resort & Casino maximize player convenience and security, accelerate growth, and differentiate the guest experience through IGT’s Resort Wallet and IGTPay cashless gaming technologies.”