Player tracking, slot accounting.
Original Research Article
The objective of this research is to provide the casino industry with an unbiased, independent study on the available technologies in its business. Both the software manufacturers and the casinos recognize that tracking systems are far from being anything close to perfect. Thus, gaming companies are continually trying to improve the systems that they have on the market. In this paper the authors analyze player tracking and slot accounting systems based on their costs, functions, sizes, hardware requirements, and software requirements respectively, which may help casino executives better understand the technologies available to them and make more prudent and cost-effective decisions on purchasing gaming hardware and software.