Scientific Games has launched a new range of contactless gaming solutions, with the aim of helping gambling venues around the world to reopen safely after the temporary shutdown due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Some gambling facilities have already reopened after a period of closure, while others are in the process of implementing new measures to safely recommence activities.
Scientific Games said it can assist with this process, providing new tools such as the Unified Wallet. This is a cashless solution that allows players to instantly access funds to play slots and tables via an app on their mobile device, without needing to physically withdraw cash.
The supplier has also released the Social Distancing Module, which it said provides three features for casinos: Dynamic Distancing, EGM Scheduler and Resort and Game Reserve. These features, it said, provide will help casinos to adhere to new safety measures required by public health and gaming officials.
Dynamic Distancing facilitates social distancing amongst slot players, disabling all games within close proximity once a player cards in, while EGM Scheduler allows operators to upload a list of games that can remain enabled on the casino floor.
Meanwhile, the Resort Reserve and Game Reserve feature enables customers to reserve their favourite game during a visit to a casino.
In addition, Scientific Games has rolled out an automated game sanitisation solution, which identifies games and machines that require sanitisation after active play.
“Scientific Games has always been committed to innovation, but it is now more critical than ever to develop solutions that help our partners address and adapt to the new normal,” Scientific Games’ executive vice president and gaming group chief executive, Matt Wilson, said.
“Our suite of contactless gaming solutions enables our partners to deliver a new, yet fun and engaging gaming experience for their players all while keeping them safe. This advanced technology sets a new standard for the industry and is available for our partners now.”
The launch comes after Nevada governor Steve Sisolak set a target date of June 4 for the reopening of the US state’s casinos.
All casinos in the state were ordered to close on 17 March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with other states such as Louisiana and Mississippi reopening last week, Nevada has set out a roadmap of its own.