Nevada Patent of the Month – September 2022

Gambling at the casino can be fun for customers, but we tend to forget that there is a business side to this entertainment. Casinos have a goal to retain players that have a certain style or skill in gameplay. To determine this, casino personnel “rate” players using a scoring system, placing focus on how much money the player wins and spends, as well as their average bet amounts and time on the table. This process is typically burdensome, as it requires casino staff to handle ratings of players from eight or more tables. Consequently, it can quickly become tedious and inaccurate if the player is involved in multiple hands or sits out for a few games. 

Visualimits, LLC aims to provide consumers with payment solutions for the global gaming industry. They combine technological innovation with secure infrastructure to develop payment systems, financial intelligence solutions and table game platforms. Their product developments are utilized by casinos, sports operators, lotteries, banks, and retailers around the world.

Visualimits has developed a device that couples with cameras to identify, evaluate, and process information about players at a table. It can be connected to any external device that conveys information such as an LCD monitor or touchscreen. The digitized images are transmitted to a processing unit that analyzes gameplay, participates in facial recognition, determines the exact location of the player, and assigns timestamps to the images. This information is used to create a player profile and accurately tracks their hands won or lost, bet amounts, and time at the table. Using this innovative technology, casinos can make accurate interpretations of players and their gameplay, assigning a data-backed score to help create the best experience for their customers. 

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