Scientific Games has expanded its suite of cashless products with the acquisition of ACS’ PlayOn, which will see it introduce its new AToM cashless table games solutions to casino operators in North America.
Short for Access To On Demand Money, AToM is a rebrand of ACS’ cashless payments solution PlayOn, which Scientific Games had agreed to acquire in October. A press release notes AToM enables players to access their debit seamlessly while at a live table game by giving them access to their funds without the need to visit a kiosk. The seamless process doesn’t include out-of-network or back-end fees chargeable by the consumer’s bank; to access their funds, players just easily swipe their debit card and enter their PIN.
Scientific Games said AToM can easily be implemented within management and accounting systems. Operators that are using the solution gain access to live financial data that includes all of the transactions completed via the solution.
Roger Snow, Scientific Games’ SVP of global tables, said the company rebranded the solution as AToM invoke familiarity with ATMs and help customers understand they can get direct access to funds, per CDC Gaming Reports. “We think at Scientific Games that this is a bit of a gateway into cashless and getting players comfortable with it because it’s a process they are used to,” Snow added. “Going forward, as wallets become more prevalent throughout the industry, it will make that second transition that much easier.”
Currently, the AToM solution is used in more than 20 properties around North America, including Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, as well as Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Nevada. It is also approved for use in New Jersey. Overall, the solution is being used on more than 650 table games in several states.
The AToM solution complements SG’s other cashless products, such as the Unified Wallet, which enables players to access funds and play tables or EGMs. The solution is used easily via a mobile app with a loyalty club.
Roger Snow, SG’s SVP of Global Table Games, said the company is thrilled to offer AToM. “We are thrilled to offer AToM — it’s unbelievably simple, intuitive and offers a great convenience for players. The AToM solution is fast and reliable, and we’re excited to add even more features to this product in the future.”
This is the latest in an array of strategic acquisitions made by Scientific Games as the company places its focus on strengthening its iGaming content offering and production capabilities. The company has recently brought other companies and solutions such as Swedish developer ELK Studios and live casino supplier Authentic Gaming under its umbrella.