IGT brings cashless gaming technology to Oklahoma

By Gambling Insider

International Game Technology (IGT) is extending its momentum in cashless gaming technology deployments to Oklahoma.

While Oklahoma is the US state with the second-highest concentration of gaming machines per capita, Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Okla, is the latest one to join the cashless gaming race.

Thanks to IGTPay’s Resort Wallet technology solution, the casino can offer one-step access to funds from external sources (credit and debit cards, bank accounts and eWallets).

Indigo Sky Casino’s plan is to initiate the rollout of IGT’s full gaming solution in 2021. The technologic scheme offers options for “carded cashless” and “cardless cashless” gaming. This means the player can leverage their physical GO Rewards loyalty card and insert it directly into a slot machine for transactions such as funds transferring, fund playing, cashing out and balance account checking.

The “cardless cashless” option will also offer the possibility of using a mobile app to safely and securely complete all payment-related actions.

Melanie Heskett, Indigo Sky Casino General Manager, said: "Enhancing Indigo Sky Casino's IGT Advantage deployment with IGT's Resort Wallet and IGTPay modules will truly differentiate our gaming experience in Oklahoma and give our guests access to the industry's most user-friendly cashless gaming technology.

"As the demand for cashless and contactless payment technologies accelerates in nearly every sector, Indigo Sky Casino is pleased to be an early mover in this space by partnering with our long-time growth partner, IGT."

Ryan Reddy, IGT SVP Global Product Management for VLT, Poker, Systems and Payments added: "In deploying IGT's Resort Wallet and IGTPay, Indigo Sky Casino will benefit from the many advantages of operating a cashless gaming ecosystem and its guests will enjoy added choice and convenience on the casino floor.

"Launching Resort Wallet and IGTPay in Oklahoma, one of the country's premier tribal gaming markets, reflects IGT's continued leadership in the digital payments space and the versatility of the IGT Advantage casino management system and modules."

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