PENN Entertainment enhances venue security with Knightscope tech

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PENN Entertainment is bolstering its security throughout its establishments in the US with the introduction of technologies from Knightscope.

The partnership will bring the advanced public safety technology company’s services to the operator’s 43 gaming and racing properties nationwide, a process which has already begun at several locations in different states.

Recently, Knightscope deployed its K5 Autonomous Security Robot at PENN’s M Resort Spa Casino in Nevada, which was followed by deployments at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs in Iowa and the Hollywood Casino Aurora in Illinois.

The ASRs are able to greet guests in a “friendly voice while also providing additional eyes and ears” to the establishment’s security team. They also feature a two-way communication system to enhance guest and worker safety at the venues.

Commenting on the deal, William Santana Li, Chair and CEO at Knightscope, said: “PENN Entertainment’s commitment to safety and the guest experience is extraordinary.

“We are overjoyed that we will be providing Knightscope technologies across its portfolio to protect the surge of guests arriving and departing from all of its properties daily.”

Back in August, PENN declared revenue of $1.67bn for Q2 2023, a 2.9 per cent increase in comparison to the previous year (Q2 2022: $1.63bn) with $1.29bn coming from gaming operations. This figure was also in line with the $1.67bn earned during Q1.