AI-driven COVID-19 risk mitigation solutions
We understand that this is a difficult time for the world and that everyone must do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
During this time, most casinos will close. If your casino is open, or reopening after a temporary closure, you are likely looking at social distancing options such as limiting the number of patrons on property, and/or reducing the number of operational slot machines.
Through a collaboration with the University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, we are offering AI measures to tell operators which machines to remove in order to protect their customers, while minimizing the economic impact of those changes.
nQube and the University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS to offer artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures due to coronavirus pandemic.
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In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at the University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact to business. The CDC has recommended social distancing as a protective measure, which means maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet (approximately 2 metres) between individuals when possible. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, casinos may consider temporarily shutting off some slot machines or rearranging their casino floors to increase the physical distance between players.
Turning off a fraction of your slot machines does not necessarily mean that all revenue from those units is lost, since much of it can be shifted to other machines on the floor. However, implementing social distancing requirements is more complicated than turning off every other machine, or simply turning off the least productive units. The key to protecting revenues is in understanding the entire slot floor as an interconnected system, and being able to predict which slot machines your players would be willing to shift to if some are temporarily unavailable. A careful analysis of the slot floor as a whole will allow you to balance the remaining capacity of the floor with player demand, and minimize the economic impact of a partial closure, while keeping your staff and players safe.
nQube specializes in artificial intelligence-driven optimization of the entire slot floor, in which we carefully model the impact of adding or removing slot machines on the performance of every other machine on the floor. In response to this pandemic, we are working with our partners at the Data Science NEXUS to modify our technology to help casinos to make the best possible decisions when temporarily decreasing the number of active slot machines, in order to respect social distancing requirements. We will be offering this analysis at cost, as we wish to help ensure the safety of casino customers and staff during this difficult time, while also minimizing the impact to the economic health of the industry.
Many casinos around the world have temporarily closed, or will temporarily close during this pandemic. If your casino is currently open, or if you are reopening after a temporary closure, and you wish to further mitigate risk by social distancing measures, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this service. Priority will be given to properties in the most affected areas, but we will respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible.