In the United States, gaming management solutions developer Iverson Gaming Systems Incorporated has been granted a patent for its VirtualATM mobile application that allows land-based slot players to remotely add funds to a specific machine without having to visit a cash point.
The Pennsylvania firm described its VirtualATM innovation as “an add-on to existing systems” that connects to a casino’s e-wallet or banking institution for debit transactions and permits slot aficionados to utilize their smartphone in order to top up any balance.
“The capability is significant because research shows that players who leave their seat to find a physical ATM or to wait in line at the player’s club, cage or kiosk will often move on to another activity,” read a statement from Bala Cynwyd-based Iverson Gaming Systems Incorporated.
The suburban Philadelphia firm additionally stated that players may use its VirtualATM app in order to access their club account, make a purchase at a casino gift shop, pay for meals or schedule and pay for a spa treatment.
“In addition to the obvious benefits afforded casino guests, the mobile app also provides several distinct benefits to the casino,” read the statement from Iverson Gaming Systems Incorporated. “First and foremost, the enhanced functionality provided by the VirtualATM can be implemented without casinos having to invest in additional infrastructure. The app was designed for seamless integration into systems currently utilized by most casinos; technology such as slot accounting systems and/or slot data systems.”
Iverson Gaming Systems Incorporated moreover explained that its Virtual ATM innovation will mirror a slot’s player tracking display and allow casinos to show reward points, tier status, promotions and video support from a help desk on a competitor’s smartphone or tablet.
“It will also allow casino marketing to deliver real-time messaging to player and guests whether at the slot, a restaurant or even at home,” read the statement from Iverson Gaming Systems Incorporated.