Reading, UK – February, 2020: Access-IS, known for innovative hardware solutions for reading and imaging travel & ID documents, is delighted to announce the integration and installation of its OCR315e and OCR310e ID Document readers by Deep s.r.o. for checking eligibility of players at multiple gaming & casino locations throughout Slovakia.
Ensuring compliance with local and national regulations, Deep s.r.o have integrated Access-IS swipe readers with their web based application that allows checking of captured identity information from passports and citizen ID cards.
Changes to legislation globally have been tightening Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Employee (KYE) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) processes over the past few years. Slovakia has not been immune to these and has seen a number of significant changes since its new Gambling Act was first approved on 4th December 2018. One of the changes has been the implementation of eligibility checking designed to protect both the customer and the operator.
The DEEP solution, using Access-IS readers, parses the name and date of birth from the MRZ of a swiped ID Card or passport, and then sends it onto Government Servers, via the web application to check the person’s eligibility. A simple ‘Eligible’ or ‘Not eligible’ message is displayed, having checked the details against a number of criteria set out by the authorities which include; age, social security status and even an option for citizens to exclude themselves.
In addition to checks being made against the eligibility database, the details are used to drive casinos' and gambling halls' loyalty card schemes. During registration, the ID card is scanned and the data stored allowing establishments to provide players with a loyalty card. This way the loyalty card users don’t need to show their ID (or passport) when entering a casino.
Speaking about the sale, Attila Tihanyi, CTO of DEEP s.r.o., said “The OCR315e is easy to set up with its keyboard emulation mode. So far all the readers have been simple and quick to deploy and are working faultlessly.” He continued “The OCR310e is a great little device; it’s very cost effective and is surprisingly easy to integrate with computers or microcontrollers. It was love at first sight for our hardware engineer”.
Access-IS is at the forefront of the development of innovative electronic systems specialising in image processing, RFID/NFC technology, barcode reading and specialist keyboards. Access-IS are dedicated to manufacturing products designed to accurately capture and transfer information into electronic systems.
Operating in over 72 countries around the globe in three highly specialised verticals; Airline/Airport, ID & Security and Transport Ticketing. In addition to our specialist custom keyboards, which are now the ‘de-facto’ standard for some of the largest banks, airlines and retailers in the world, the product range includes boarding gate readers, a wide range of document readers for ID document capture and scanning and ticket readers for ground transport and access control.
Access-IS ID & Security products are designed to read e-Passport, e-ID and e-DL for governmental and commercial applications. From the world’s smallest OEM OCR reader to our advanced full-page passport reader, we have a product for every application; Border control, Immigration, Document Issuance, Law Enforcement, Banking, Retail, Data Capture, KYC or Anti-Money Laundering and Age Verification.
Accredited to ISO9001:2015 and with a track record stretching back 30 years, Access-IS continues to guarantee the highest standards of design and quality with its dedicated Research and Development team based in the UK and the vast majority of its products manufactured in the UK with only the highest quality materials and techniques.
About Deep s.r.o.
DEEP s.r.o. has been one of the innovators in the entertainment and gambling industry in Slovakia, with a track record stretching back more than 20 years. Starting as a small company manufacturing and selling jukeboxes based on hard disk drive storage, a highly sought-after product at the time, DEEP later became focused on the gambling industry by delivering gambling machines and accessories with an emphasis on quality and affordability, which are still key components of their products.
DEEP s.r.o. currently offers highly customisable variants of jackpot and loyalty systems for casinos and gambling halls, which have been made compliant with the latest Gambling Act amendments, in order to offer more reassurance to customers. The customer terminals located on the side of every gambling machine are equipped with an RFID card reader, and allow the customer to gain loyalty points based on the amount of money and/or time spent playing. Meanwhile the customer is presented with a nice graphical user interface on the touchscreen, where he is able to check his loyalty account status (i.e. the amount of points). Additionally, he can also use the menu to order a drink or to call the attendant for a payout with a simple touch of a finger.
These interactive functions make this system a one of a kind in Europe.