Scientific Games has announced in a press release that it has agreed to acquire the PlayOn cashless gaming solution from ACS in a deal that will see the ACS PlayOn product line join its portfolio and be renamed AToM – Access To On Demand Money.
The solution, which is currently live on 600 table games across California, Nevada, and New Mexico, allows players to access funds at live table games without having to leave their seats. Players can swipe their debit card, enter their PIN and gain access to funds, without any back-end or out-of-network transaction fees charged by their financial institution.
In addition, casino operators running AToM receive financial data from all gaming-related transactions made using the solution in real time, allowing them to keep track of player behaviour and identify any potential problem gambling.
The solution will add to the company’s existing suite of cashless products, including its Unified Wallet, a solution that lets players digitally access funds to play EGMs and tables through the use of a mobile app.
“We are thrilled to add the AToM product to our portfolio of convenient cashless solutions,” Scientific Games’ senior vice president of global systems and tables, Rob Bone, said. “This addition will allow us to provide operators and their players with a seamless, safe, and secure way to instantly access money right at the gaming position. We look forward to being able to offer this invaluable product to our customers across the globe.”
Scientific Games has also formalized an exclusive four-year content deal with White Hat Studios, the U.S.-facing casino content division of White Hat Gaming, according to SBC Americas.
SG, using its OpenGaming platform, will become the sole content aggregator in the U.S. to distribute titles from White Hat Studios, including hundreds of slots, jackpots, RNG table and instant-win games. The deal will see White Hat Studios content made available in Michigan, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia beginning in 2022. More state launches are expected to follow as iGaming legislation accelerates in the U.S.
The deals come after Scientific Games last month agreed to sell its sports betting division OpenBet to global talent and media agency holding company Endeavor Group for US$1.20 billion.