Naples, FL-based smart card company SmartDisk Corp. said it has integrated its
Smarty smart card reader/writer with online gambling applications.
Smarty is being distributed by Fischer International Systems Corp., a non-
exclusive distributor of SmartDisk products, and Alliance Gaming Corp., the
parent company of Bally Gaming & Systems.
The Smarty reader/writer is an integral part of Alliance’s RAVE (Remote Access
Verification Environment), a proprietary solution that allows users to wager
from a remote location on sporting events or even make individual plays using
their personal computers.
Alliance has licensed RAVE exclusively in the state of Nevada to International
Sports Wagering Inc., a company that owns the online SportXction wagering
system. RAVE features include the verification of a customer’s identity and
location to safeguard against unauthorized users. The Nevada State Gaming
Control Board has
approved RAVE for PC-based race and sports wagering within Nevada state
boundaries, the companies said.
The Smarty smart card reader/writer acts as a bridge between a smart card and
a PC. Smarty has the same dimensions as a 3.5-inch floppy disk and includes a
slot into which a smart card can be inserted.