By Ian Neubauer
Card-based gaming is a membership system that allows a player to run a cashless account inside a gaming venue that is transferable between machines. The system cannot be linked or used in conjunction with ATM services and can only be topped up by giving cash to a cashier.
“The primary benefit to the player is that it lets them move from machine to machine with the swipe of a card instead of pressing a button and collecting coins,” said eBet CEO, Tony Toohey.
“It is currently approved in NSW and we have been in the process of developing the trial and making technical submissions in Queensland for 12 months now,” he said.
Sandgate RSL staff will undergo training in all aspects of card-based gaming to prepare for a trial run scheduled for March 11. Subject to satisfactory completion, the trial will be followed by a live launch on March 17.