Global Cash Access, a leading provider
of cash access products and related services to the gaming industry,
announced its entrance into the Macau and Asia Pacific region with its
signing of a sponsorship agreement with Banco Weng Hang S.A.
The agreement enables GCA (Macau) S.A. to offer Macau operators its full
suite of technology, products and services, including the processing of
both PIN and signature-based bank card transactions.
“It was critical for GCA to find the right partner in Macau to service
our existing customers and build new relationships. With Banco Weng Hang
S.A., we’ve found a reputable, forward-thinking partner eager to
introduce GCA to the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic gaming
market,” says Kirk Sanford, president and chief executive officer of
GCA. “Our mandate is to deliver new technologies and products that
result in more transactions, more cash on the casino floor and increased
convenience for gaming patrons. I would also like to thank our GCA and
Banco Weng Hang colleagues for all the hard work and dedication required
to form this forward-thinking partnership.”
“GCA’s success worldwide and flexibility within quickly expanding
markets such as ours will be greatly beneficial to Macau patrons and
casino operators. We’re proud of our 40 year history in Macau and look
forward to a long-standing, highly successful partnership,” said Lee
Tak-Lim, general manager and director of Banco Weng Hang S.A.
GCA will offer Macau casinos a number of products and services,
including ATM technology, cashless gaming products and marketing
services. Casino patrons will have improved access to cash and casinos
will better understand and service their patrons through an array of GCA
powered marketing applications. Products and services include:
QuikCash PlusTM Web is a proprietary browser-based, full service cash
access transaction processing system for casino cashier operations. It
processes multiple financial transactions through one device,
streamlining operations and increasing the speed of transactions.
QuikCashTM cash advance terminals are customer-activated, touch screen
terminals that provide casino patrons with point-of-sale (POS) debit
card and credit card cash advance transaction options. Available in
kiosk, countertop, wall-mount, free-standing and handheld models,
QuikCash terminals can be installed virtually anywhere in a gaming
The 3-in-1 Enabled QuickJackTM Plus is a multi-function patron kiosk
that incorporates the 3-in-1 rollover functionality for cash access into
self-service kiosks for slot ticket redemption services provided by NRT
Central Credit, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GCA, is the leading source
for gaming credit information with a proprietary database of gaming
patron credit history and transaction data on millions of gaming patrons
worldwide. To allow gaming establishments to improve their credit-making
decisions, Central Credit offers a variety of tools, including check
verification, underwriting of gaming patron credit requests,
pre-approved credit screening and gaming credit reports.
EDITH (Electronic Debit Interactive Terminal Housing) is a compact kiosk
placed at the end of a row of slot machines where it allows casino
patrons to purchase slot, or ticket-in ticket-out (TITO), vouchers with
their debit card. EDITH is reliable and simple to use. Patrons simply
insert and remove their debit card, enter their personal identification
number (PIN) and request an amount. Upon approval of the transaction, a
bar-coded slot voucher is then dispensed from EDITH’s voucher printer.
An optional receipt is also provided upon the patron’s request. The
bar-coded slot voucher may then be inserted into a TITO-enabled slot
machine or redeemed at a cashier station.
TODD (Ticket-Out Debit Device) enables patrons using debit cards to
print slot vouchers at the slot machine. When a slot machine is equipped
with TODD, patrons simply swipe their debit card and enter their PIN and
requested amounts. Funds, if approved, are credited to the machine or a
slot voucher can be printed if requested.
About Global Cash Access, Inc.
Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA – News), is a leading
provider of cash access products and related services to approximately
1,060 gaming properties and other clients in the United States,
Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean. GCA’s
products and services provide gaming establishment patrons access to
cash through a variety of methods, including ATM cash withdrawals, POS
debit card transactions, credit card cash advances, check verification
and warranty services and Western Union money transfers. GCA provides
products and services that improve credit decision-making, automate
cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming
establishments. With its proprietary database of gaming patron credit
history and transaction data on millions of gaming patrons worldwide,
GCA is recognized for successfully developing and deploying
technological innovations that increase client profitability,
operational efficiency and customer loyalty. More information is
available at GCA’s web site at www.globalcashaccess.com.