Japan Cash Machine Co Ltd (JCM), a supplier to the global gaming market also known as JCM Global, has unveiled a slot machine that allows players to wager on sports and to print tax forms. The company revealed the multi-tasking machine at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.
The slot machine incorporates a new technology, which JCM says provides the capability to: buy and redeem lottery tickets; wager on races and sports; facilitate so-called daily fantasy sports wagering; enable real-time currency exchanges; and streamline tax form processes for player wins.
The technology, called Fuzion, is a combination of JCM bill validator technology and any compatible back-end casino content management system, along with a JCM printer, said the company in a press release. The screen (pictured) shows games, as well as menu of options, including the option to buy a lottery ticket or complete any relevant tax form following a casino win.
“We’re taking out-of-the-box thinking to a new level by connecting the iVizion bill validator and Gen5 printer to the casino management system, and unleashing dramatically more processing power and flexible functionality,” said Tom Nieman, JCM’s vice president of worldwide marketing, in a statement.
“With Fuzion, operators can work with their existing casino management systems provider to have the ability to rethink everything, connecting more profitability to the floor and increase player convenience,” he added.
Mr Nieman had said in an interview with GGRAsia in May that the company was collaborating with other manufacturers of casino technology on a new generation of products aimed at unlocking “greater value” for gaming operators. “JCM’s plans involve continuing a journey that takes casino patrons using our technology beyond merely the completion of a transaction,” he said at the time.
JCM’s new technology can also be used with older slot machines that do not have a video screen. According to the company, Fuzion includes mobile technology that allows players to connect with the game via smartphone through JCM’s bill validator bezel.
Mr Nieman told the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper that he hoped that the Nevada Gaming Commission would be among the first regulators to approve the new technology. “Nevada has always led the way when it comes to innovation like this,” he was quoted as saying.
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