Casino Rama Installs RFID System and Cuts 15 Labour Hours a Day
InvoTech Systems, a provider of systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, casinos, hospitals, and commercial laundry operators, announced Canada’s Casino Rama implemented its Uniform System to track and maintain the asset value of the casino resort’s 15,000 uniforms.
“Our team estimates we save 15 hours a day in labor with InvoTech. This is huge,” said Helen Cooper, director of hotel and resort operations for Casino Rama, one of Canada’s premier entertainment destinations in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country. “With our old system, we had to have people on site 24 hours per day processing each uniform item. InvoTech scans, counts and records entire racks and carts of uniforms in seconds. It is a huge increase in productivity. InvoTech also eliminated waiting lines for staff queuing to pick up uniforms. Now they swipe their ID card one Time and their clean uniforms are automatically delivered to them.”
The InvoTech system communicates with Casino Rama’s White Conveyors U-Pick-It automated uniform delivery system that moves specific uniforms quickly and neatly to the appropriate employee’s hands. Casino Rama has a uniformed crew of almost 2,000.
Casino Rama is Ontario’s only First Nations commercial casino and will soon mark its 20-year anniversary. The property opened as a standalone casino, but now is a full service, all-suite destination resort with 289 luxury suites. “We have grown since opening and our uniforms are part of that growth. Some of our crew members have six different uniforms. InvoTech manages this perfectly; our old system couldn’t handle that much detail.”