A win-win for players
RFID for convenient gaming, gambling and user control
Where gaming and gambling are concerned, nothing should be left to chance. With an RFID solution from ELATEC, you’ll always be on the safe side, with player safety on the one hand and with the latest transparent and secure processes on the other.
Whether for customer convenience, legal requirements or to watch administrative expenses and costs, RFID is your universal solution for the future when it comes to operating slot machines and video games nationally and internationally.
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Your benefits from RFID for slot machines
Whatever your scenario – a game in an open gaming hall with video or a closed, cashless system on a cruise ship – the versatility and functionality of an RFID solution for video and gaming are impressive.
RFID gives convenience, security, accuracy and speed. A win for the game player and a win for the operator.
ELATEC readers are very easy to deploy, reliable, and support all of the different formats that our customers use.
At the end of the day, they just work.
Engineering Manager, Astus
RFID in theory and in practice
How you can benefit from RFID in other areasContactless user authentication and access control have become an indispensable part of our everyday work lives. Give your customers, employees and partners in other areas the convenience of RFID.
You have questions. We have answers.
What are the benefits of RFID technology for gaming applications (such as casinos, arcades, cruise ships and gaming halls)?
There are two common scenarios for the use of RFID in gaming applications. First: you as a gaming operator or slot manufacturer can use RFID to enable your staff to operate the gaming machine (e.g., winner payouts, internal statistics access, machine maintenance, physical keys replacement). Second: you can use RFID for player authentication (to control who is playing, track winnings/losses, etc.) RFID player authentication can also help you meet local government regulations requiring player identification (age, blacklist, etc.).
Can players use a smartphone or mobile device instead of a contactless RFID card for player authentication in gaming?
Yes, players can use their smartphone, or any near field communications (NFC)-enabled device, for authentication in gaming applications. The device can tap on and tap off to the game machine so a player can walk up to the game and use their NFC-enabled device to log onto the machine. In addition to NFC, ELATEC readers are equipped with a BLE (Bluetooth® Low Energy) module. While NFC is used for short-range communication between gaming machines and mobile devices, BLE allows players to be authenticated via their mobile phones in ranges of several meters.
How secure is a contactless RFID card for gaming applications? Can I use it as a contactless wallet for casinos, arcades, cruise ships and gaming halls?
There are many use cases when a contactless card is used for an internal payment system. This works very well for gaming environments such as casinos, arcades, cruise ships and gaming halls. Players can use their RFID cards for authentication and keep their credits stored securely on the card. The latest products (e.g. DESfire EV2) provide a high level of security using 3DES or AES encryption for privacy and reliable protection of transmitted data.