Why Scientific Games (SGMS) Is Buying ACS’s PlayOn Table Game Solution

By Annie Baker ● Oct 6, 2021
  • Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to buy ACS’s cashless table game solution titled PlayOn. These are the details.

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to buy ACS’s cashless table game solution titled PlayOn. The PlayOn cashless product line conveniently provides players with a seamless debit solution at live table games. And as a part of the Scientific Games portfolio, the ACS PlayOn product line will be called AToM™ – Access To On Demand Money.

The AToM solution enables players to access funds at live table games without having to leave their seats. And in addition, there are no back-end or out-of-network transaction fees charged by the player’s financial institution. To access the funds, players simply swipe their debit card and enter their PIN.

This acquisition gives Scientific Games an immediate leadership position in cashless applications for table games. And the AToM solution is currently live on 600 table games in California, Nevada, and New Mexico.

This deal augments the company’s existing suite of cashless products, including its award-winning Unified Wallet – a solution that lets players digitally access funds to play EGMs and tables through the use of a mobile app. Unified Wallet features simple fund transfers in and out of the EGM as well as loyalty club registration and access. And AToM will provide an additional cashless solution for players to access funds and continue to play at live table games.

For the past 30 years, Scientific Games has been the worldwide leader in developing innovative table game content, shufflers, and digital solutions. And AToM helps amplify the power of these games and utility products—like Ultimate Texas Hold’em and the i-Deal Plus—by creating a player experience that’s fast and fun and friction-free.

Casino operators receive financial data from all gaming transactions made using AToM solution real-time using easy-to-implement internal management and accounting systems. And the AToM system is certified, secure, and PCI Compliant.

As a measure to promote responsible gaming, Scientific Games supports organizations dedicated to problem gaming prevention and has developed responsible gaming technology solutions for their gaming business. And the AToM system is currently live at over 20 properties in North America.


“We are thrilled to add the AToM product to our portfolio of convenient cashless solutions. This addition will allow us to provide operators and their players with a seamless, safe, and secure way to instantly access money right at the gaming position. We look forward to being able to offer this invaluable product to our customers across the globe.”

— Rob Bone, Senior Vice President of Global Systems and Tables at Scientific Games