California’s Morongo Casino Resort and Spa has lauded a “history making move,” as the gaming destination prepares to launch its cashless wagering program.

The venue has partnered with Marker Trax, which will run through the Konami Gaming‘s Synkros casino management system, for a debut that Morongo says will make it ‘the nation’s first tribal casino to offer cashless casino slot markers’.

The aim is to allow guests to conveniently and securely apply, get approved, and begin using their digital marker, all in under five minutes and electronically, rather than retrieving physical cash.

Those enrolled in a PIN-protected Synkros cashless wagering account can use their Marker Trax credit line to play electronically on any slot or video poker machine in the casino.

“We’re excited to be working with Marker Trax to introduce cashless wagering markers to our guests,” Richard St Jean, COO of Morongo Casino, said of the cashless launch. 

“The convenience and ease of Marker Trax will be a huge bonus for our players, and underscores Morongo’s history of embracing state-of-the-art technology to enhance our gaming experience. With Marker Trax, our guests can be approved for a gaming line and at the machine in minutes.”

Marker Trax will offer Morongo access to its players’ data analytics and marker tracking, with the information able to be accessed from any machine on the property. When players wish to withdraw from their cashless wagering accounts, the system, along with Synkros, settles any outstanding balance prior to payout.

“Morongo guests will be the first outside Nevada to enjoy Marker Trax cashless slot markers, thanks to the leadership of Richard St Jean and his team, Marker Trax’s strong launch success, and Synkros’ robust core environment,” said Tom Jingoli, Executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming

“Konami’s Synkros casino management system is designed with the agility, data architecture, and integration capabilities to help deliver these types of collaborative tech opportunities to players and properties.”

Marker Trax is a patented cashless wagering technology that allows casinos to digitally and securely issue funds, with the process digitally monitored through the casino management system. Prior to signing up for Marker Trax, guests must first enrol in Morongo’s loyalty program.

“We are looking forward to a successful launch at Morongo,” added Charlie Skinner, COO of Marker Trax. “The technology behind the product is truly unmatched by any other product in the casino industry today, and we could not be happier to be launching with the team at Morongo.”