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Stations seeks approval for remote slot games

Oct 30, 2001 7:27 AM

Station Casinos is seeking approval for a remote gaming device that allows customers to play slots from anywhere on the casino floor.

GameCast lets players play slots via wireless terminals. They connect to faceless machines that reside in a central “slot farm’’ and accept payment through bill receptors or cash accounts.

Tony Fontaine, vice president of complex business solutions, estimates that GameCast units could get 10 to 12 hours a play per day compared with just two or three hours on a conventional slot.

Other companies said to be interested in the technology include MGM Mirage, Park Place Entertainment and Mandalay Resorts.

Approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission next month would be a major step toward in-room play and, ultimately, Internet gaming. If OK’d, GameCast could be operating by early 2002, Station executives said.