The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town is Cashless

The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town is Cashless

MetroNews reported that Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, was given the go-ahead to go cashless by the state regulators.

The Hollywood Casino is aiming to go cashless as part of a broad strategy across casinos operated by Penn National Gaming under which the operator’s land-based gaming properties in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan already introduced cashless gaming.

The commission members discussed the proposal by the casino at their last month’s meeting and while some spoke in favor of the proposal, others like the commission’s chair Ken Greear were not quite convinced and wanted to make sure it was the right move before issuing the final approval.

“It’s just a matter of making sure the players don’t have things that interrupt or make their enjoyment of the game more cumbersome or something that doesn’t work well.”

Doug Bicksler spoke in favor of the proposal, stating that going cashless could not be more cumbersome than cash, and that Roy Shrewsbury needed to see it in action to get a better feeling.

The project should move forward, but the Commissioners need to see it in action before they give their final approval. Video lottery machines will need modification, and it will take several months for Penn National to go through the testing process.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town would be able to go cashless later this year, according to the vice president and general manager of the casino. When people get to know cashless gaming, they will become more comfortable with it.

The digital wallet and digital platform are the way many businesses are going and we want to make sure we are a part of that moving forward.

Cashless gaming would lead to players spending more money at the casino, according to industry experts. The pair shared their vision for the future of payments during a panel at the AGS GameON Customer Summit.

The vision shared by the co-CEO of Sightline Payments Sattar Simmons is that physical money will not be eliminated from gaming floors in the near future despite the advancement in cashless gaming.

Summary:

Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, was allowed by the state regulator to move forward with plans to go cashless. The Hollywood Casino is aiming to go cashless as part of a broad strategy across casinos operated by Penn National Gaming under which the operator’s land-based gaming properties in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan already introduced cashless gaming.