What is a Video Lottery Terminal (VLT)?
A VLT is a gaming machine that allows players to bet on the outcome of a video game. Specifically to WA, there is only one type of VLT, and that is the video form of break-open (scratch and match) bingo tickets. These stand-alone video consoles allow players to insert coins and play up to 4 virtual bingo tickets on a screen at a time. The game-play involves matching up certain images to win cash prizes, and is a game of chance.
The leading VLT in WA
CABARET GAMING has recently developed its 3rd generation VLT, called Treasure Island. The game has currently been in operation for 6 months. Treasure Island boasts a 17” flat LCD screen, with high resolution animations and sounds to entice players. The game runs off a standard memory card (SD card, which is a common type of memory storage for digital cameras) meaning that upgrades and maintenance can be as simple as swapping out the card. It operates from a standard power-point plug, and will run autonomously. The only operational requirement is to replace the paper rolls in the printer for winning tickets (which is as simple as loading a standard PC printer). For a full technical specification, please click here.
CABARET GAMING also has a number of its previous generation games active, such as Ned Kelly, Cool Hand, and Get Capone.
Prizes can include $1, $2, $5, $25, $100, $500 and $1000. The number and choice of cash prizes is called ‘the spread’ and can be tailored to your site.
It is a legislative requirement for part of the proceeds to go to a nominated charity. However, for pubs this can be an affiliated community club (such as the pub’s dart or pool club) and with sporting associations (such a bowling clubs) the nominated charity can be YOU.
- Voltage: 220-240 Volts
- Running Temp.: 0 – 50 DegC
- Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz
- Weight: 80 kgs
- Height: 1729 cm
- Width: 46.5 cm
- Depth: 41.8 cm
- Printer: Thermal
- Screen: 17” LCD