Rocca al Mare Olympic Casino became „coin free”

Posted on 30.08.2005

As the third casino in Estonia, the Treasure Hall of Olympic Casino of Rocca al Mare shopping centre provides the opportunity to play cash free. The innovative EZ Pay™ payment system allows all slot machines to use a special pay ticket instead of coins and paper money.
Cash will still be used in the casino cage, where issue of EZ Pay™ pay tickets and payout of winnings takes place. The player is freed of coin and paper money payments on slot machines due to EZ Pay™ ticket and the special software installed on the slot machines, which allow a quick and convenient change of machine as the player pleases. One pay ticket is applicable on all the slot machines in the casino and is valid for 30 days.

This payment system, created by IGT - the leading producer of slot machines, software and casino equipment, is at this point technologically the most modern one and is used in addition to Treasure Hall of Rocca al Mare in the slot casino of Ülemiste and Reval Park Hotel&Casino. The Olympic Casino in the latter introduced regular cash free payment system early last year, being the first one in Europe in that respect. It was only a few months earlier that the same system witnessed its premiere in the world in Las Vegas, the Mecca of Entertainment. By now, the EZ Pay™ payment system is used also in Olympic Casinos in Lithuania and addition of cash free casinos in the near future is being expected in Estonia too.

Tarmo Kase, the Chief Executive of Olympic Casino says that Estonians have come along well with the possibilities of the coin free casino. “Despite the fact that we have endowed the EZ Pay™ system casinos with the option to feed the machine with cash, the instances of usage are getting rarer and rarer,” Kase said. “The clients find the up to date technology more convenient and the classic jingle of coins has been replaced by other sounds denoting a winning.”

The adventurous Treasure Hall in the spacious Rocca al Mare shopping centre is the third coin free casino in Estonia. It was opened more than four years ago, being Olympic Casino´s first thematic casino. The Treasure Hall with its pirate-inspired interior decoration takes great pride in the newest slot machines that total around 40. The Treasure Hall is opened seven days a week and 24 hours a day.

Olympic Casino Eesti AS, founded in 1993, is included in Olympic Entertainment Group, the biggest organizer of games of chances in the Baltics. Today the brand of Olympic Casino covers the operation of sixteen casinos in Estonia, seven in Lithuania, five in Latvia and two in Ukraine. Olympic Casino employs over 1000 people in the Baltics and Ukraine. The working regulations of the company comply with the regulations of ISO 9001 international quality standard. Olympic Casino is a sponsor of the Estonian Olympics Committee (Eesti Olümpiakomitee).

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