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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.

Discover why ELATEC delivers the optimal solution

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.

How you benefit from RFID with ELATEC for gaming

Cost savings

Following the motto “one customer – one card – many purposes,” you can use RFID to offer and run multiple services such as access rights. Watch how that reduces complexity, administrative expenses and costs.

Convenience

Your customers will be satisfied with your latest service. After all, the solution saves them time and effort. Identification and control processes automatically run in the background so it is foolproof to use.

Security

Data security is guaranteed. The effort required to protect video and game players and comply with legal regulations such as rest periods is minimal because identification and processes run automatically.

Universality

Particularly when international business and different legal environments or cruises are involved, an RFID solution from ELATEC pays off because all the solutions work worldwide.

Full service

ELATEC is always there for you with precise needs analysis and the latest, comprehensive support so you get the optimal solution for your requirements; technical expertise for implementing your individual system landscape, instant and expert responses when you have questions or need advice; and a unique support portfolio in operation. Worldwide. Guaranteed.

Sustainable

ELATEC offers a universal, unique solution package consisting of a product, software and service that works worldwide and gives you maximum flexibility. We’ll work with you to set up everything to meet your current needs. When changes become necessary, the solution is easy to modify. You can do it yourself or let our experts help with service that is fast, secure and often remotely if the infrastructure allows it. Either way, it's trouble free and highly efficient right from the start and in the future.

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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.

Paul Mainville

Engineering Manager, Astus

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.

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