IGT Extends Agreement with Global Payments to Provide Players with Digital Access to Funds for Cashless Wagering
Seamless integration with IGTPay™ funding gateway offers players secure access to bank accounts for online, mobile, and land-based cashless gaming
LONDON – Feb. 16, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT)
announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (“IGT”), has extended its
agreement with supplier Global Payments Gaming Solutions (“Global Payments”) to continue
enabling guaranteed Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank funds transfers through seamless
integration with IGT’s proprietary IGTPay™ payment gateway. The agreement extends IGT’s
previous agreement with Global Payments to a minimum term of five years.
Once a player registers with Global Payments’ VIP Preferred® service via IGTPay, they can
transfer funds digitally between their bank account and Cashless Wagering Account in a single
step, without having to enter their information for each transaction.
“Our solutions drive industry-leading gaming experiences,” said Christopher Justice,
president, Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “This agreement enables IGT to access our
VIP Preferred network, the industry’s premier way to provide gaming patrons easy and
convenient access to funding via bank accounts, providing a seamless and frictionless way to
access cash for gaming. More than 3.5 million patrons rely on Global Payments’ VIP Preferred
for simple, secure, and responsible play.”
“Players are more likely to embrace cashless technology when the experience is simple,
convenient, and offers a wide range of funding sources, including direct, secure access to their
bank accounts,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, VLT, Systems and Payments
Products. “As cashless adoption continues to grow in the gaming industry, we’re proud to offer
Global Payments’ trusted and proven service to our customers and their patrons as an
integrated feature of our proprietary IGTPay funding gateway.”
Global Payments, which processes approximately $5 billion in transactions each year, provides
IGT with one of four types of funding sources available to players through the IGTPay gateway.
In addition to bank account access, players can also access credit card, debit card, and eWallet
accounts to fund their Cashless Wagering Accounts. The IGTPay solution can include support
from IGT’s experienced Payments team, which provides all aspects of payment-related
IGT’s relationship with Global Payments began in 2016 as a digital funding transfer method for
IGT’s iLottery product offering. The relationship expanded in 2018 through its integration with
the IGTPay online payment gateway for its digital PlayLottery offering and has since expanded
across IGT’s digital verticals. It is now also available for land-based cashless gaming through
IGT’s turnkey Resort Wallet™ product suite, part of the IGT ADVANTAGE® casino management
system product family.
IGT’s Resort Wallet solution offers two flexible variations of IGT’s cashless offering for landbased casinos: cardless and carded. The player’s PIN-protected Cashless Wagering Account
can fund both variations either digitally through bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and
eWallets via IGTPay, or through cash deposits at the casino cashier, kiosks and slot machines.
With Resort Wallet cardless cashless, players use a mobile app to access their Cashless
Wagering Account, tap their smartphone on a slot machine to card in, and transfer funds
electronically to the game. For carded cashless, players use a loyalty club card to access their
Cashless Wagering Account, insert their card into a slot machine, and transfer the funds into the
game. Funds in the Cashless Wagering Account are securely maintained for the next play
session or property visit, and players can also transfer funds between slot machines onsite, as
well as between a casino’s other properties.
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About Global Payments Gaming Solutions
Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), enables the
world’s gaming entertainment leaders to create amazing consumer experiences and maximize
spend across all of their physical and digital properties. Their complete suite of payment
solutions enables safe, secure and trusted cash access at the cage, on the casino floor, or
online. Learn more at www.globalpaymentsgaming.com.