The gaming houses of the 1800s first introduced chips to standardize bets and payments, since gamblers would bring gold nuggets, dust or even their cows to the table to bet with. The chips became such a convenient way for casinos to regulate and control the flow of money that today the chip is synonymous with gambling and casinos. Even today, in an age of mobile payments and cash free stores, going to the cage and exchanging chips for cash remains an enduring image of visiting a casino.
However, innovations in payments technology have opened opportunities for new ways to play. Digital payments have made access to money easier than ever, but that convenience has created other issues. Notably, many patrons have expressed concern over being able to limit their spending with cashless payments. Patrons who are used to playing with a certain amount of cash wonder if they can express the same degree of control with cashless gaming. Ideally, a payments solution should provide easy access to funds while making patrons’ limits simple to understand. Global Payments Gaming Solutions offers those services to casinos across the nation.
Global Payments Gaming Solutions’ products leverage digital technology to allow easy access to funds. VIP Mobility™ is the industry’s first mobile solution enabling true cashless gaming. VIP Mobility’s system-agnostic approach delivers a seamless payment experience by connecting slot and table games directly to the patron’s mobile device. Global Payments industry-standard e-check network, VIP Preferred®, links the patron’s cashless wagering account directly to their bank account with bank-grade security. Global Payments’ VIP Financial Center™ is the full-service kiosk solution for patrons who still prefer cash. VIP Financial Center’s self-service approach cuts down on time waiting in line, allowing patrons to quickly return to their games.
While Global Payments’ solutions makes accessing money easy, it also provides measures for patrons to monitor their spending. Patrons who use VIP Mobility can track their spending on their mobile device. For added peace of mind, patrons can use configurable pre-set spending limits to remain on budget. In extreme cases where problem gambling is involved, individuals can opt out of the service through voluntary self-exclusion.
Global Payments Gaming Solutions strikes a careful balance in its products. Global Payments makes accessing cash easy and convenient. On the other hand, Global Payments alleviates patrons’ concerns by including responsible gaming features in its solutions. Global Payments Gaming Solutions offers products that address patrons’ desires in all respects.
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