Cash handling technology and ticket printer supplier Japan Cash Machine Co Ltd, also known as JCM Global, says it is collaborating with other manufacturers of casino technology on a new generation of products.
“JCM’s plans involve continuing a journey that takes casino patrons using our technology beyond merely the completion of a transaction,” Tom Nieman (pictured), JCM Global’s vice president of sales and marketing, told GGRAsia.
JCM’s current portfolio of casino products includes the banknote validation system iVizion – for which the manufacturer claims a 99 percent acceptance rate of valid bills – and its GEN2 Universal printer, used in slot machines, in order to generate cash vouchers and promotional coupons.
“We believe that the core gaming product – the slot machine – can be utilised in new ways to unlock greater value for the operator,” said Mr Nieman.
“Just as the content in gaming machines is evolving – via such things as skill-based games – the need to generate additional revenue from the current devices is evolving,” Mr Nieman stated.
“This will take a spirit of cooperation between slot [machine] manufacturer, casino management system provider, the operator and jurisdictional regulators,” he added.
He declined to give precise details on the collaboration, but noted: “We have seen the evolution of – for example – intelligent cash boxes, promotional couponing and 100-percent scanning of banknotes. That has been the result of listening to the needs of casino operators. We pride ourselves in leading such innovation.”
Mr Nieman added: “With costs declining for processing power, and data transfer speeds being enhanced, innovative applications become more and more practical. It’s possible we might have more to say on this topic at G2E [Global Gaming Expo] Las Vegas in September.”
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