IGT & Konami Strike Cashless Partnerships with Sightline
October 6, 2021
Gaming technology providers International Game Technology (IGT) and Konami have struck separate deals with Sightline Payments to deliver cashless gaming solutions.
IGT and Sightline will deliver cashless gaming via Sightline’s digital-commerce platform Play+ and IGT’s IGTPay Resort Wallet and PlaySports sports betting platform, reports CDC Gaming Reports. By adding Play+ into IGTPay as a method of funding IGT’s cashless systems, players can fund their Resort Wallet accounts via Play+ and use those funds for gaming and entertainment at casino properties.
“The demand for cashless gaming solutions is at an all-time high and increasing rapidly, so this partnership will help operators give their patrons the convenience they’re looking for in a safe, secure, and seamless manner,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Senior Vice President VLT, Systems and Payments.
“Our technology enhances the gaming experience for both players and operators and working in tandem with IGT’s complementary suite of products will help us transform even more traditional casino floors into fully cashless ecosystems,” said Sightline Co-CEO Joe Pappano. “This partnership will provide players with the greatest variety of funding and withdrawal options while driving increased engagement and loyalty through a seamless digital payments ecosystem.”
Sightline’s will also link Play+ with Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system in a partnership the companies have described as "helping to power what is being billed as the world’s most technologically advanced casino experience" at Resorts World Las Vegas.
In a Sightline press release, Pappano commented: “Our industry must modernize its payments infrastructure to keep up with consumer preferences, and this partnership offers patrons the same seamless digital payments convenience they enjoy across most retail and hospitality verticals. The ecosystem that we are bringing to life at Resorts World Las Vegas with Konami and our other partners there is showcasing a level of collaboration the industry has not seen before and will serve as a hallmark for other operators adopting cashless technology.”
Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc, added: “SYNKROS continually powers leading-edge convenience and integration to guest touchpoints throughout the resort, and all of it is taken to a new level in partnership with Sightline. Through the success of this launch, guests can enjoy the complete benefit of quick, seamless rewards and cashless wagering.”