For Sky City, its Darwin and Adelaide locations are the company’s most profitable properties in Australia. As the locations attract more players, the operator wants to ensure that they continue coming back – and has done so by partnering up with HP to offer impressive new technology.
HP has equipped each of the casinos with wireless capabilities. So, patrons are able to use the internet on their iPads or iPhones while on the casino floor. The wireless access also extends to each casino’s hotel, where players can continue using their mobile devices to check their email, browse Facebook and feel right at home.
Another great feature of the new technology developments is the introduction of voluntary pre-commitment for players with loyalty cards. While the Australian government has had trouble outfitting poker machines in clubs with this technology, HP and Sky City have gone ahead and done so on their own. Players will be able to plug in their loyalty cards and set a limit on how much they spend before they even play. This will certainly help the local government determine the usefulness of such technology in curbing problem gambling rates.