Trustly and Light & Wonder bring cashless payments to the casino floor

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Payment provider Trustly has teamed up with Light & Wonder to bring cashless, in-person payments to the casino floor.

Trustly will deliver cashless, instant funding for Light & Wonder’s RAPIDPLAY product which will allow players to deposit funds to slot meters directly from their bank account using their online banking login details and personal devices.

“Trustly is the leader in Online Banking Payments with a proven track record in online sports betting and we’re proud to work with them to power our cashless solution on casino floors,” said Light & Wonder President of Global Systems and Services Jon Wolfe. “Cashless is the future of in-person gaming, and we’re proud to pioneer the solutions that continue to drive innovation.”

According to Trustly, its Open Banking system will enable instant deposits for players without the need for a payment card, player card, sign-up or app download.

The company also says that using the new technology will allow casino operators to improve operational efficiency as there will be less cash on the casino floor.

“Light & Wonder stands at the forefront of the global gaming industry, crafting unparalleled gaming experiences across its diverse divisions,” said Trustly VP of Gaming John Parsons. “The introduction of RAPIDPLAY, leveraging our In-Person Payments feature of Trustly Pay marks a pivotal innovation for direct funding of games from player bank accounts via personal devices. We are proud to collaborate with Light & Wonder to deliver quick and secure instant payments on the casino floor.”

Light & Wonder sued by Aristocrat

Light & Wonder are currently in the middle of a contentious legal battle with fellow slot supplier Aristocrat.

In March, Aristocrat filed documents in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada suing Light & Wonder over claims of copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, deceptive trade practices, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition.

Aristocrat alleges that Light & Wonder’s Jewel of the Dragon copies elements of its Dragon Link slot, a popular Asian-themed casino game. It also alleges that former employee Emma Charles used her knowledge of the math models of Dragon Link to help Light & Wonder develop a title with similar gameplay.

Light & Wonder responded to the filings by claiming that Aristocrat’s lawsuit is part of a “continued international campaign to undermine the release of L&W’s innovative competing products”.