For years gamblers have been able to swipe casino-issued cards at slot machines. The cards record how much they play. They have gotten credit for that play to use at retail stores but only inside the casino. Now, gamblers can get pre-paid credit cards to swipe at slot machines and use the cards outside the casino for retail purchases.
A company called Sightline Payments won approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board after two years of development. Company president Harry Hagerty says along with the Nevada approval, a California tribe is also on board.
“And in fact one of the larger casinos in Southern California has already approved it and we expect to be fully live and functioning sometime in the late first half of this year,” Hagert says.
Hagerty wouldn’t say which tribe has approved the cards, but he says the new regulations in Nevada are more significant because they paves the way for approval in other states.
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