Konami Gaming’s Synkros casino management has underpinned a successful field trial of Marker Trax cashless casino slot markers at Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery in Las Vegas.
Konami Gaming’s award-winning Synkros casino management system has powered the launch of Marker Trax cashless casino slot markers at Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery, as the gaming industry’s first field trial of cashless slot credit lines in the state of Nevada.
Guests at Ellis Island can apply, get approved, and begin using their slot credit in under five minutes, all electronically. Rather than receiving physical cash for a casino marker, guests enrolled in a PIN-protected Synkros cashless wagering account can use their Marker Trax slot credit line to play electronically on any slot machine on the property. The integration of Marker Trax with Synkros enables Ellis Island Casino to seamlessly issue, record, manage, and track these cashless credit lines, for optimal collections and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.
“The convenience and security of Marker Trax allows players to access an approved credit line in minutes, while eliminating touchpoints with physical cash and multiple personnel,” said Gary Ellis, owner of Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery. “It’s incredibly simple for guests, and truly streamlined within Synkros for staff and supervisors.”
Tom Jingoli, EVP and COO at Konami Gaming, highlighted that while Synkros has long supported cashless wagering, the company is now taking “the technology even further through Marker Trax’s increased access to convenient slot credit.”
“This technology allows players to apply for a credit line, receive approval, and download that approved credit to their game without ever leaving their seat,” he explained.
Charlie Skinner, chief operating officer at Marker Trax reported “the player response and business results with Nevada’s first Marker Trax field trail has been incredibly encouraging”.
“Our goal is to take the risk out of slot markers, to ultimately advance play activity for the benefit of players and properties. Add the electronic cashless component, and it’s even more safe and convenient for all involved,” he stated.
Synkros’ robust data analytics combined with Marker Trax technology allows administrators to track all activity associated with an extension of credit. This creates a verifiable audit trail to ensure casino credit is enjoyed within the casino environment. Players can receive automated notifications about their available credit, with the ability to access electronically from any machine within the property. When a player wishes to withdraw from their cashless account, the Marker Trax outstanding balance must be paid prior to receiving payout.