Hollywood Casino Columbus in Ohio is becoming the first gambling venue in the state to launch cashless gaming, as guests attending the Penn National Gaming-owned casino will no longer need to carry credit cards or cash in order to fund their operations.
Following the launch of this technology in other Penn National properties last month, the company now intends to incorporate cashless wagering at its Hollywood properties in Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown by the end of October, reports WBNS.
The company is utilizing the mywallet app and the mychoice rewards system, which gives access to “tier status, exclusive rewards, special offers and mycash balance” all in one place and instantly, according to the product’s description.
The technology promises users to go cashless and cardless and “get connected more easily than ever before,” directly into their favorite slots. Users may buy chips or cash out at a table game by employing the app.
Moreover, guests can move funds to and from their mywallet account to their bank account, and even set up mobile and email balance alerts. Penn National Gaming further promises that, for a limited time, “there are no transaction fees.”
The Real Time Rewards, the company’s new loyalty rewards program, allows eligible members to earn and redeem mycash, the loyalty currency of mychoice, “faster than ever before.”
Members can earn mycash at over 35 mychoice destinations nationwide, including the company’s sportsbook locations, online sports betting and real money/play in online casinos. The currency can be redeemed for free play, hotel stays, dining, online casino credits, retail shopping at mychoice destinations, and at the mychoicemall.com online marketplace.
Penn National’s $120 million Hollywood Casino York opened in August with this cashless and technology in place, debuting it in the state. The cutting-edge “3C” technology -cardless, cashless and contactless- has been developed in partnership with Everi Holdings and Acres Manufacturing.
“This is a revolutionary enhancement for our industry,” commented Todd George, Executive Vice President of Operations for Penn National that month. “This technology further supports Penn National’s omnichannel business approach where we are providing the best experiences, whether people are playing with us at our properties or on our numerous online offerings.”