California: Sky River Casino partners with Everi and Konami for cashless ecosystem

October 5, 2022 12:32 PM

California: Sky River Casino partners with Everi and Konami for cashless ecosystem

Photo: Sky River Casino/Facebook
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
October 5, 2022 12:32 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
  • California
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  • Tribal Gaming

Konami Gaming, Everi Holdings, and Sky River Casino Wednesday announced the launch of cashless options at the new casino 15 miles south of downtown Sacramento, California.

The cashless experience combines Everi’s digital CashClub Wallet with Konami’s Synkros casino management system. Through the partnership, guests can access a mix of digital, mobile, traditional, and contactless payment options at the destination’s 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games, and 12 dining experiences.

“At Sky River, we have dedicated significant attention to creating memorable experiences for guests,” said Sky River Casino President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Gibase in a statement. “By investing in cutting-edge cashless technology that brings convenience and innovation to payments, loyalty, and rewards, Sky River allows guests to focus on the entertainment, using whichever touchpoints they prefer.”

Sky River Casino is owned by the Wilton Rancheria Tribe and managed by Boyd Gaming Corporation. It opened to the public on August 15, 2022.

Konami Gaming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Jingoli called the opening and the implementation of the cashless system “historic.”

“Wherever the transaction, with whatever payment method, guests have the opportunity to enjoy robust, real-time loyalty rewards and the use of integrated, digital account funds across all casino touchpoints,” Jingoli said.

Everi Executive Vice President and Fintech Business Leader Darren Simmons noted the convenience of a complete mobile ecosystem.

“Activity across the guest experience is continuously captured, recognized, and rewarded by powerful integrations between Everi’s industry-leading cashless payments solutions and Konami’s robust Synkros systems environment,” Simmon said.

Rege Behe is lead contributor to CDC Gaming Reports. He can be reached at rbehe@cdcgaming.com. Please follow @RegeBehe_exPTR on Twitter.