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Biometrics in Gaming: NOVOMATIC Pioneers Innovative Solutions

With its latest vision NOVOMATIC, Europe’s biggest integrated gaming group, measures up to its role as the industry’s technology leader. With a long term interdisciplinary development project of various European NOVOMATIC competence centres the group is the first gaming provider to internationally introduce the pre-requisites for a comprehensive biometrically supported registration and payment system.

For this vision NOVOMATIC has employed and bundled together existing technologies and developed proprietary systems that allow various applications in the gaming segment as well as in ancillary areas such as gastronomy. Once a guest is registered he can login via biometric recognition, gain access to the gaming area or play land based as well as online. This network is implemented in a so-called single-wallet-environment that includes gaming machines, a restaurant or a bar within an operation or even an online or mobile casino. Even the cash payout can be administered via the biometric recognition of the guest at a cash terminal or cash desk. This new development brings maximum comfort for the guest: he will be able to utilize the entire offering in completely cashless ease. Also, casino operators will be able to tap completely new business perspectives with this revolutionary system, such as new offers, increased cost efficiency as well as increased security.

All existing NOVOMATIC products are already „biometric ready“, meaning that they can be easily and quickly upgraded and networked as soon as the system is launched to the market. Respective testing environments are currently implemented in the group’s own operations.

Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH (AGI) a 100-percent subsidiary of NOVOMATIC AG (www.novomatic.com) is an integrated global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of electronic gaming machines and advanced technology products. As Europe's leading manufacturer AGI delivers one of the broadest product ranges in the industry.

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies and one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world. The group employs more than 19.000 staff worldwide (2,700 in Austria). Founded by entrepreneur Prof. Johann F. Graf, the group has locations in 43 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment to 80 countries. The group operates more than 215,000 gaming machines in its about 1,400 plus traditional and electronic casinos as well as via rental concepts. Part of the group is also Admiral Sportwetten GmbH, Austria's leading sports betting operator with more than 200 outlets as well as the Vienna based online gaming specialist Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH.