Everything the slot player needs to know
|Future Machines May Not Require Cash of Credit Slips|
Although it does not look very likely, there is still a chance that the slot machines of the future will be able to process direct deposits from players' bank accounts via a casino player's club card. The technology is already in the developmental stages by numerous slot machine manufactures, and will be presented to Las Vegas gaming regulators as soon as it can be demonstrated.
One of the challenges the developers are facing are incorporating a way that would prevent problem gamblers from using the system. Having the potential of entirely eating up one's finances, the technology would be able to sync a players slots/club card with a credit card or bank account, and thereby enabling user's to directly deposit money into the slot machine without ever having to get up to access an ATM or the casino cashier.
Perhaps a solution to preventing abuse would be setting a limit to how much and/or how many times the player uses the system in a given time period. Nevada gaming regulators have not shown overt keenness towards the idea, but have rather expressed concern for gamblers who do not have the willpower to know when to stop gambling at slot machines.
Proponents of the technology cite that gamblers will always have the opportunity to develop abusive habits, and that enabling the slot machines with the direct deposit feature, if you will, is not going to aide problem gamblers in any way that already is not present in the casino.
Whether or not the new slot machine technology is passed, it will be at least another year before it would even be available in Las Vegas casinos.