The American Gaming Association has advocated for the casino industry to adopt cashless or digital payment solutions since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic is speeding up the process.
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the use of cashless solutions — and Morongo Casino and Resort is joining the growing movement.
It allows customers to avoid ATM withdrawals, prevents cash changing hands, and allows the casino to offer players a credit line to play.
The Southern California-based Tribal casino is introducing its cashless wagering product for all slot or video poker machines early next year.
“We started having discussions about cashless gaming over a year ago,” Morongo Chief Operating Officer Richard St. Jean told CDC Gaming. “We think our industry is close to going completely cashless in the next five years. This is a huge step in making that happen.”
Morongo’s cashless platform was developed by the Las Vegas-based Marker Trax.
According to a release, Marker Trax will run through the Konami SYNKROS casino management system and will allow Morongo guests to conveniently and securely apply, get approved, and begin using their digital marker – all in under five minutes and all electronically.
“In another win for customer choice, AGA member @MorongoCasino is the latest operator to announce it will implement new digital payments options on the casino floor. Excited to see how their approach plays out,” stated Bill Miller, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO.