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Money and ticket counters useful in the face of changing casino technology

Money and ticket counters are great technological tools for casinos.

Casinos must confront major changes in the face of regulations and new technology, so having money and ticket counters can be especially useful. With efficiency becoming the norm in the workforce, increasing productivity often requires machinery that automates mundane and repetitive processes. These counters are completely representative of that concept, covering the exchange of tokens or tickets to cash winnings. By using these machines, especially during peak hours, casinos of all stripes speed up the process of customers receiving the money they rightfully won. Decreasing the time between winning at the slots and receiving the prize will increase customer satisfaction, which is becoming the primary benchmark to success in the industry.

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The state of Nevada remains on the forefront of the casino industry. After all, Las Vegas remains the gambling capital of the country, while Reno offers a reduced variation of the Vegas experience. It's enough that casinos in both those cities have brought in revenue of around 20 percent of the state's GDP from both gaming and non-gaming expenditures. The state government, in response, has to be constantly ahead of the curve to ensure that the industry is on the ball with new developments within the sector. They do this either through reform or creating new laws that make things easier.

The Las Vegas Sun reported that, in the past legislative session, the state Senate and Assembly were relatively quiet in regard to the gambling industry. However, that doesn't mean they were ignoring it all. It was mostly because officials were focusing on other important tasks. Senate Bill 9 recommended to the Nevada Gaming Commission, one of two boards that handles gambling in the state, to push equipment from manufacturers to be as advanced and innovative as possible. This included creating more skill-based games and turning slot machines into an experience that's akin to playing a video game at home. The bill passed both houses. More importantly, the Gaming Control Board - the other organization responsible for gambling - received some changes in their rules, which made it easier to handle lawsuits. The bill passed both chambers and received Gov. Brian Sandoval's signature in late May.

With new technology in place, casinos need money and ticket counters to show that they're cutting-edge. With new equipment on the casino floor, it would be strange if the cage still handles winnings by hand. Having some automation in that part of the business shows that gambling halls are forward-thinking and looking to the future.

August 6, 2015