The Gaming industry generally refers to Casino style operations, where bank note readers, BNR's, are typically mounted within a slot machine. Gaming BNR's are specifically designed for this application, with major emphasis given to security and physical design.
Due to the security requirements of the Gaming industry, BNR's are required to provide secure, lockable and removable note cassettes.
Communciations are conducted serially to the host machine, to ensure that data integrity is maintained.
Fraud note detection and physical tampering are events which must be closely monitored to ensure the secure operation of the BNR.
The front door of a slot machine usually has a slanted "play field" directly beneath the screen, which must accommodate the play buttons, coin entry slot and note entry guide.
Since the note entry requirements are very specific, the BNR must be designed to accept notes through a horizontal slot located at the top of the unit. Accepted notes are then directed down into a secure stacking cassette.
The physical dimensions of the Gaming BNR are very particular in order to meet the note insertion requirements of a slot machine.
They must also satisfy the space restrictions within the slot machine. Therefore the BNR must fit into a defined mechanical envelope with front access to its cashbox.