IGT Cardless Connect Goes Live At Two More Casinos

IGT Cardless Connect Goes Live At Two More Casinos

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on October 23, 2017 at 12:10pm

Global casino gaming, lottery, and social gaming experts IGT (International Game Technology) have now announced that their breakthrough ‘Cardless Connect’ mobile technology will be launched at several popular land-based casinos. The technology will be initially introduced at a number of Las Vegas-based Station Casinos before the end of this year, according to the successful games supplier.

Cardless Connect has already been deployed at a single Station Casinos establishment for beta testing. The tech allows players to participate in Station Casinos’ exclusive MyBoardingPass loyalty scheme, simply by tapping their smartphones or tablets against a slot machine card reader. Based on the success experienced by Cardless Connect at the first Station Casino, the casino operation firm now plans to introduce the tech at two more of its Vegas locations later in 2017, with the remainder of its casino properties to receive the innovation soon.

Tech Offers QR Code And Bluetooth Connectivity

Staci Alonso, the EVP and Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at Station Casinos, noted that her company is committed to delivering exceptional new products and benefits to its MyBoardingPass rewards programme, especially those that bring convenience and value to the operator’s players. IGT’s Cardless Connect technology, Alonso said, has added ‘meaningful value’ to the Station Casinos mobile app by enabling players to use their phones to card in at their chosen slot machines if they find a digital experience preferable to the traditional casino card method. Nick Khin, Chief Commercial Officer of North America Gaming & Interactive at IGT, also noted that Station Casinos has been a ‘phenomenal partner’ in the firm’s launch of its Cardless Connect technology. According to Khin, IGT evaluated numerous technologies to develop a flexible solution that supports QR code and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity.

Experience Cardless Connect By Downloading STN App

From the initial implementation phases to the excitement surrounding the launch, Khin said, Station Casinos has embraced Cardless Connect’s cutting-edge features, which IGT is confident will provide an exceptional user experience for the casinos’ visitors. To experience Cardless Connect at selected Station Casinos, players can download the STN mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. From there, players can simply sign in using their existing details and tap their smartphones on a card reader to card in to their slot machines of choice. The app will automatically connect players just as a traditional loyalty card does, allowing players to experience the same benefits of Station Casinos’ loyalty programme that they have come to expect.