Playgo is a mobile payment solution, an app-based system that enables users to transfer funds to and from a gaming machine using their mobile device.
The app is free to download and will be available for both iOS and Android platforms. Once downloaded, the user can create an account and deposit funds into that account via their debit card.
Gaming funds are then transferred by scanning a QR code on the machine the user wishes to play on. Pressing collect on the machine moves any winnings or residual credit back to the user’s Playgo account which, in turn, can be withdrawn to their bank account.
The system can be retrospectively fitted to any gaming machine or, alternatively, direct integration into digital platforms can eliminate the hardware cost. Playgo also offers a progressive system for land-based gaming in terms of regulatory compliance, with player protection methods and the option for anonymised tracked play in place.
Users can set deposit limits, time warnings, cool off periods and have the option to self-exclude. The app features a host of responsible gambling information including direct contact links to gambling helplines and charities.