Everything the slot player needs to know
|Indian Casino Slot Machines Tested With CPU Server|
The latest in slot machine technology involves the the most sophisticated slot customization ever imaginable. In what would likely facilitate a complete overhauling of the standard casino floor layout, slot machines are being tested with a LCD that can be customized with the touch of a button. Now, one machine may offer lower stakes in the daytime hours to accommodate the older crowds, while in the evening hours that same slot machine may be customized to handle larger stakes and give greater incentives to play.
Due to increased competition from online casino, Indian reservations, and a large increase of "slots only" casinos in the US, Las Vegas casino operators are looking for better ways to improve their own slot machines, and draw not only larger numbers - but keep them coming back. As reported in a previous news article, these machines are pushing to become entirely cashless, making it as easy as possible for gamblers to bet their money.
In addition to the server-based software (which has been developed by IGT, and interestingly enough, is the same technology used by online casinos), slot machine technology is also testing a fingerprinting system that would identify players, and even let them make direct cash deposits without a Player's Card of any kind. And while this still is a far way off, some casinos have already begun preliminary testing. For instance, the Barona Valley Ranch Indian Casino in California is already testing out a bank of twenty slot machines using the server-based software platform.