Case Study for Global Gaming Market

A new spin on gaming with a custom NFC solution for slots and loyalty cards.


End User A major gaming company
Project Type RFID/NFC OEM reader board integrated into slot machines for player tracking and loyalty card rewards
Scope Globally throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia
Identiv Solution Custom NFC smart card reader board with external antenna

Company Profile

A huge gaming and entertainment company has been developing, publishing, and globally distributing video games and casino slot machines for over five decades. The company is currently focused on its mission to make casino loyalty cards and slot machines even more enjoyable.

Business Situation

Recently, customers of the global gaming company have been requesting greater interactivity with casino loyalty cards and slot terminals. The company believes that the use of host card emulation (HCE) with near field communication (NFC)-enabled Apple iOS and Android mobile phones and NFC-enabled cards will replace magnetic stripe customer loyalty cards, modernizing today’s gaming experience.

Technical Situation

The company chose not to build its own NFC controller, but rather, decided to partner with Identiv’s team of smart card reader experts. With requirements not initially available in its module offerings, Identiv set out to create a custom smart card reader board to address the gaming company’s specific needs.


The end result was a spin on Identiv’s Contactless Smart Card Reader Board, an ISO/IEC 14443-supported NFC USB 2.0 full speed smart card reader board that supports all major PC operating systems and features a power amp and external antenna. The Identiv reader board provides the right combination of form factor fit, functionality, and seamless integration into slot terminals.


Identiv’s broad range of contact, contactless, and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, digital identity and transaction platforms, and solutions that integrate physical and logical access control are utilized around the world to enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, e-health, e-government, and entertainment and gaming. Identiv works with more than 400 distribution partners and customers in over 50 countries worldwide and its team of experts can create custom solutions to fit nearly any use case.

With Identiv’s custom NFC smart card reader board, the global entertainment and gaming company is modernizing today’s casino gaming experience by delivering what its customers are demanding, delivering the latest technology, and delivering plenty of fun.