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NRT Sightline to Showcase Groundbreaking New Payment Technologies for the Integrated Casino Resort at G2E 2018
Following NRT’s recent string of five acquisitions over the last year, executives will be highlighting dozens of new software and hardware solutions to make payments easier and guest experiences better than ever before.
LAS VEGAS, October 3, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Pending receipt of gaming regulatory approvals, gaming industry leaders NRT Technology Corp. (“NRT”) and Sightline Payments, LLC (“Sightline”) will merge to become “NRT Sightline”. NRT and Sightline (referred to herein as NRT Sightline) are jointly unveiling an exciting portfolio of payment and guest engagement solutions at this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) show at booth #4046. The show runs from October 8th – 11th at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
John Dominelli, Founder and President of NRT, said: “At the heart of nearly every guest experience is a payment. As the industry’s largest omni-channel payments provider, we’re innovating faster than ever before. We can’t wait to show our customers our vision for the future. We’ll be unveiling many cutting-edge new cashless payment technologies, including for the sports wagering industry, and the latest in predictive analytics to anticipate guest behavior.”
Among the innovations that NRT Sightline will showcase, customers can expect to see the following highlights at G2E, demonstrating the vision behind the accretive string of acquisitions carried out over the last year:
The award-winning Play+™ cashless digital payments platform. Play+ business unit leader Mandi Hart describes Play+ as a “frictionless commerce platform deploying an invisible layer of payments for a cashless integrated resort or entertainment venue that is faster, safer and more convenient for your guests’ total experience. It allows patrons to now enjoy an omni-channel loyalty and payments experience, across all in-person and digital on-premise and off-premise facilities.”
The new P2P-encrypted Table Pay solution introduces the next generation of payment and marker technology for table games that will increase profitability, improve operational efficiency, and increase guest satisfaction. Joe Coady, SVP of Systems and Development, explains the solution this way: “Both operators and guests will experience easier payment and marker processing with the new mobile P2P Encrypted, EMV compliant payment device for credit and debit card transactions, eMarkers™, Play+™, and other NFC/contactless mobile payments options. We are also excited to announce our newly enhanced PCI certified P2P-encrypted CageCenter™ terminal integrated with our tokenized payments switch.”
Multiple kiosk solutions, including the award-winning NEO™ kiosk, the most advanced, reliable and secure casino cash handling & payment kiosk in the world. Chief Marketing Officer Michael Dominelli said: “NRT kiosks have reliably and securely served billions of guests and counting. The hardware and integrated CHS software are nearly impenetrable, and boast mobile payments, dynamic marketing, customized lighting, powerful encryption, and a smoother guest experience.”
The celebrated 19-in-1 VisuaLimits™ Intelligent Table Management tools improve dealer productivity, optimize utilization, and enhance game protection at virtually any table. Steven Nagata, business unit leader for VisuaLimits, said: “Driven by our customer demand, we will unveil our latest VL-Pro™ hardware as well as demonstrate our Play+ payments integration.”
Eva Skornicka, the business unit leader for the NCC Gaming™ end-to-end marker management solution, states “We have become the new industry standard for ultra-fast and reliable credit acceptance, underwriting, marker issuance, deposit, and collection.”
The NCC Compliance Suite™ is led by business unit leader Tom Bechtel. “We are creating what will be the future of AML compliance utilizing Artificial Intelligence,” Bechtel said. “The solution will be on display in partnership with Lexis Nexis, and will include AML, Tax, ID, and Audit tools.”
The award-winning OfferCraft™ software. Rick Arpin, who leads the business unit, describes it as a “patron engagement platform that is used by operators to motivate guest behaviors like higher spending and more redemptions via dynamic content tools like smart offers and gamification.”
NRT Sightline is also excited to reveal an industry first in HABIT™, powered by GamingAnalytics.ai. Gaming technology expert Kiran Brahamdam describes HABIT™ as a “powerful new prescriptive analytics tool that is far easier to use than other analytics tools thanks to its natural language processing and search. It analyzes data across the entire gaming enterprise and forecasts gaming revenue with 99% accuracy to deliver actionable insights and recommendations.”
“The gaming and payments worlds are combining and continue to evolve faster today than ever before,” said Kirk Sanford, Sightlines’ Founder and CEO. “Our customers don’t need a vendor that cranks out “me-too” products or loosely tosses around fancy fintech words without delivering on their promises; they need an experienced group of professionals who look ahead and invest in creating truly transformational innovations. We’re proud to be that company, that innovator, and that partner for operators and we look forward to showing our vision to everyone at the show.”
Casino industry’s first unified gateway allowing operators to quickly and easily benefit from new opportunities in and around payments for both online and on-premise gaming needs.
LAS VEGAS, August 3, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments, LLC (together “NRT Sightline”) today announced that Hard Rock International, a global entertainment brand with numerous world-class casinos, hotels and cafes in its portfolio, has chosen Connect+™ as the payment gateway for its recently launched online casino in New Jersey.
“NRT and Sightline have been at the forefront of innovative commerce solutions for online operators for many years, and through our partnership we are the first operator to go live with the Connect+™ payment gateway,” said Kresimir Spajic, SVP Online Gaming at Hard Rock International. “From integration to market launch, I commend the Hard Rock and NRT Sightline teams on a successful execution. Connect+™ will offer our guests a superior payment experience and help us to retain and attract guests.”
Atlantic City's newest resort casino opens with a seamless customer experience for omni-channel solutions
LAS VEGAS, July 12, 2018 (NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments, LLC (together “NRT Sightline”) today announced that Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. opened its doors with the full suite of NRT Sightline solutions, including Play+, QJ self-serve kiosks, Cash+ ATM, credit and debit advances, VisuaLimits table signs and analytics, and the full suite of NCC credit and compliance solutions.
Acquisition includes 1,500 high-volume casino ATMs and self-service devices which dispense over $5 billion annually across nearly 200 gaming properties in the United States. As a result of the acquisition, NRT now operates over 31,000 ATM devices which process more than 300 million transactions and dispense more than $20 billion annually.
LAS VEGAS, July 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technologies Inc. (“NRT”), has acquired the gaming ATM assets of U.S. Bank National Association (“USB”). Fifth Third Bank acted as NRT’s lead arranger of a bank syndicate that includes Capital One, CIBC, and Umpqua Bank, for financing of the transaction. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
NRT is a global technology leader of next generation payment systems, specialized financial/marketing self-serve kiosks, and digital and mobile experiences for the gaming industry. Through this acquisition, NRT now supports ATM processing on ATM’s and TITO Redemption Units (“TRU’s”) across nearly 300 gaming properties in the United States. NRT is now the largest ATM processor in the North America casino market, providing mission critical services to more than 750 gaming clients, including the top 25 largest global gaming operators.
NRT Acquires NCC, Leading Provider of Next Generation Credit Marker and AML Information Services to Global Gaming Operators
NCC is a strong addition to the NRT family of businesses, enabling the company to fortify a leading position in casino credit platforms and further enhancing NRT’s value proposition by providing casino operators opportunities to grow revenue, reduce risk, meet compliance regulations, and better serve their VIP guests.
LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technology Corp. (“NRT”), a global technology leader of current and next generation payment systems, specialized financial/marketing self-serve kiosks, and digital and mobile experiences, announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held National Cred-A-Chek, Inc. (“NCC”) the leading provider of information services for underwriting credit markers to more than 300 casino operators around the world. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The NCC acquisition follows closely on the heels of NRT’s recently announced eMarker® acquisition, a solution which uses mobile technology and digital signatures to eliminate the cumbersome process of managing paper-issued casino markers, thereby expediting the marker process for casinos and their patrons.
NRT Acquires OfferCraft, Award-Winning Provider of Artificial Intelligence, Gamification and Digital Content Solutions
Acquisition of hyper-engagement platform enhances NRT’s ability to deliver transformative, revenue-generating technology to its customers
LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NRT Technology Corp. (“NRT”), a leading provider of digital commerce experiences in gaming and financial services, announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held OfferCraft, a software company that uses artificial intelligence and gamification to drive loyalty, engagement and revenue. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
The deal will allow NRT to integrate OfferCraft’s patent-pending solutions into its existing kiosk, mobile, table games and cashless payment product lines, while also expanding into entirely new areas across nearly every digital channel.
NRT and Sightline Partner with Mohegan Sun to Create a Seamless Customer Experience with Omni-Channel Payment Solutions and Obtains Exclusive Naming Rights to the New Mohegan Sun Play+ Events Center
LAS VEGAS, January 26, 2018 (NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp. (“NRT”) and Sightline Payments (together “NRT Sightline”) today announced the extension and expansion of an exclusive agreement with Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs for gaming payment systems, including online, mobile, and in-person cash transactions. The recently acquired VisuaLimits™ intelligent table solution with the flagship 17-in-1 VL-Focus™ will be trialed across Mohegan’s table games to deliver payments and other operator benefits around productivity, management, and engagement. Additionally, to support the Play+™ branding and vision to power the world’s largest platform for cashless gaming experiences, NRT Sightline has obtained exclusive naming rights to Mohegan Sun’s new events center, which will be known as the “Play+ Events Center”.
NRT Demonstrates Commitment to Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence with Investment in Gaming Analytics.ai
Collaboration between NRT and Gaming Analytics will empower casino operators with insights and search-driven intelligence for player, gaming/machine, hospitality and spend data.
With today’s investment in Gaming Analytics Inc. (“GamingAnalytics.ai”), NRT continues to accelerate its digital transformation of the gaming industry. The analytics capabilities gained with GamingAnalytics.ai will strengthen NRT’s ability to meet gaming operator needs, now and in the future and in new and exciting ways. Gaming Analytics.ai executive team have developed many award-winning products over the past decade, including industry-first solutions for gaming system supplier Bally Technologies.
NRT recently announced a merger with Sightline Payments (“Sightline”), developers of the disruptive Play+™ platform that’s powering the next generation of cashless and mobile gaming payment solutions, to become NRT Sightline (subject to gaming regulatory approvals), a global supplier of next generation commerce, mobile and big-data solutions to casino operators. For NRT and Sightline, the investment in Gaming Analytics.ai and its management team represents a key step towards achieving their vision of Connecting the Guest Experience®.
Acquisition will further accelerate NRT’s worldwide expansion of cashless table game solutions through integration with its VisuaLimits table platform and Sightline’s Play+ cloud-based cashless funding platform.
NRT Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp. announced today the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire privately held eMarker, LLC (“eMarker”). The acquisition of eMarker follows closely on the heels of NRT’s acquisition of VisuaLimits, LLC, and its announced merger with Sightline Payments, LLC. Following receipt of all required gaming approvals, NRT and Sightline will combine to become NRT Sightline, a global supplier of next generation commerce, mobile and big-data solutions to casino operators, and the only company truly able to “Connect the Guest Experience” ®.
eMarker is the only provider of end-to-end electronic solutions for the issuance, processing, storage, redemption and repayment of casino markers. Developed in accordance with current gaming laws and regulations, eMarker® uses mobile technology to eliminate the cumbersome process of managing paper-issued casino markers, expediting the marker process for casinos and their patrons.
NRT and Sightline Announce Exclusive Agreement with Kony to Create the Next Generation Digital Platform for the Resort Casino Industry
Kony’s AppPlatform, combined with NRT and Sightline’s Respective Technology Offerings, Will Lead the Casino Market Digital Transformation
LAS VEGAS, October 1, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technology Corp. (“NRT”) a leading provider of integrated ticket redemption and payment services to global casino operators, and Sightline Payments (“Sightline”), developers of the disruptive Play+ platform that’s powering the next generation of cashless and mobile gaming payment solutions, announced today an exclusive agreement with Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and digital applications company. This combination creates an all-in-one, fully native app that will serve as the foundation platform for all casino operator omni-channel products and services, further reinforcing NRT and Sightline’s mutual “Connecting the Guest Experience™” strategy for a worldwide integrated resort casino industry. (more…)
NRT Technology Completes Acquisition of VisuaLimits One of the Fastest Growing Gaming Supplier Companies in the US
Acquisition of VisuaLimits Strengthens NRT’s Ability to Connect the Guest Experience™ Across the Entire Casino Resort
LAS VEGAS, September 26th, 2017 /— NRT Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp. (together, “NRT”) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of VisuaLimits, LLC (“VL”). On September 20 2017, NRT and Sightline Payments announced an agreement to merge, with the combined entity to be called NRT Sightline (the “Transaction”). Following close of the Transaction, which remains subject to gaming regulatory approvals, Sightline’s CEO and Founder, Kirk Sanford, will assume the role of CEO of NRT Sightline. NRT’s current Founder, President and CEO, John Dominelli, will become Chairman of NRT Sightline and will remain active in leading the overall company strategy with a keen focus on driving the technology roadmap. (more…)
Combination Will Accelerate Innovation in Mobile, Data, Cashless Payments, and Provisional Credit Solutions to the Worldwide Integrated Resort Casino Industry
Las Vegas, Nevada September 20, 2017 – NRT Technology Corp. (“NRT”) a leading provider of integrated ticket redemption and payment services to global casino operators, and Sightline Payments (“Sightline”), developers of the disruptive Play+ platform that’s powering the next generation of cashless and mobile gaming payment solutions, announced today an agreement to merge. The company on closing will be named NRT Sightline and will form one of the largest pure play gaming payment technology companies in the world with an equity value of over $300 million. (more…)
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today a strategic relationship and equity investment with NRT Technology Corp. (NRT) and Sightline Payments.
The agreement enables Fifth Third Bank to offer a comprehensive suite of treasury management and payments solutions for casino operators. The full product set for casino operators will include cash access, kiosks, information services, cashless gaming, traditional banking services and more.
“NRT and Sightline offer complementary solutions to what we currently provide, but this agreement allows us to combine forces and elevate the quality of treasury management and payment solutions available to the gaming industry,” said Richard Arendale, managing director of gaming, lodging and leisure for Fifth Third. “This relationship will enable Fifth Third to further enhance the client experience by delivering a holistic end-to-end service.”
This follows an announcement earlier today from NRT and Sightline that the two companies will merge to create NRT Sightline, one of the largest pure-play casino payment-technology companies in the world. Fifth Third Capital Holdings, LLC, the direct equity investment subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, will make an equity investment in the resulting merged company’s subsidiary, NRT Technology Corp.