Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a contact-free mobile guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, announced that the company’s partnership with Agilysys has resulted in another five major casinos and resorts investing in Zaplox’s mobile keys, which are included in Agilysys’ mobile guest solution rGuest® Express Mobile. The properties include Choctaw Casino, Shooting Star Casino, Win-River Resort & Casino, Northern Quest Casino and the PGA National Resort & Spa.

Initially, the agreements include a total of 794 rooms, but have the potential of 3,280 rooms as some are pilot projects and will only roll out the mobile key for use in a portion of the rooms in the first phase.

Zaplox’s key-centric SDK is integrated with Agilysys PMS and the properties’ lock systems from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and dormakaba.

The Agilysys and Zaplox partnership deliver a contactless mobile guest journey with mobile check-in/checkout and a mobile key, available directly on the guest’s phone. As a result, hotel guests can avoid the crowds in the lobby and go straight to their room, using their phone to unlock the door.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for a contact-free, mobile alternative to the traditional check-in and check-out process, which normally takes place in the hotel lobby. It is the focus on guest safety and social distancing that is driving the demand for a contact-free mobile guest journey.

In addition to providing a safer hotel stay, the mobile guest journey also allows hotels to provide higher quality services, regardless of when and where the guest requests the information.

“We are very grateful that our partnership with Agilysys is accelerating and generating several new hotel agreements in the United States,” said Even Frydenberg, interim CEO of Zaplox. “The American hotel industry is undergoing a rapid transformation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and our companies’ joint offering helps hoteliers to comply with the new safety requirements. Zaplox’s mobile key strengthens Agilysys’ mobile guest solution, particularly in the U.S. casino market, where Agilysys has many customers.”

Some of the hotels listed in this press release will go live in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the other hotels are planning to go live in the first quarter of 2021.

Choctaw Casinos & Resorts (Oklahoma)
Choctaw Nation, the third largest Native American tribe, operates three casino resorts in Oklahoma. Choctaw Casino in Durant, the largest of the three, is an AAA Four Diamond resort with a total of 717 rooms with an ongoing expansion project that will add another 1,000 rooms in 2021. The casino has 4,000 slot machines, table games, bowling alley, arcade, cinema and more. The Choctaw Nation also operates Pocola Casino & Resort with 118 rooms and Grant Casino & Resort with 156 rooms. www.choctawcasinos.com

Shooting Star Casino (Minnesota)
Shooting Star Casino has 386 rooms in Mahnomen, Minnesota. The casino is owned and operated by White Earth Nation and features Las Vegas-style games, big concerts, award-winning restaurants, spas, shopping and almost 30,000 square feet of event and meeting space. www.starcasino.com

Win-River Casino (California)
Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding California is a Native American gaming resort & casino with 84 rooms and 81,000 square feet of casino space. www.winriver.com

Northern Quest Casino (Washington)

Northern Quest Resort & Casino with 250 rooms in Spokane, Washington is an AAA Four Diamond resort with a Forbes Travel Guide Four-star rating. It is owned and operated by the Kalispel Indian tribe and features an exclusive spa, a dozen restaurants and lounges, and the AAA Four Diamond Masselows Steakhouse. The resort is soon adding a new hotel wing with 200 additional rooms. www.northernquest.com

PGA National Resort & Spa (Florida)
PGA National Resort & Spa is a luxury resort with 369 rooms in the prestigious West Palm Beach. The resort has five championship 18-hole golf courses, of which the most famous; “The Champion”, has hosted both Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship. The resort also features a full-service spa and 19 tennis courts. www.pgaresort.com

About Agilysys
Agilysys has been a leader in hospitality software for more than 40 years, delivering innovative cloud-native SaaS-based and on-premise technology solutions for gaming, hotels, resorts and cruise, corporate foodservice management, restaurants, universities, healthcare, and sports and entertainment. Agilysys offers the most comprehensive software solutions in the industry, including point-of-sale (POS)property management (PMS)inventory and procurementpayments, and related applications, to manage the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad modern product offerings and its customer-centric service. Some of the largest hospitality companies around the world use Agilysys solutions to help improve guest loyalty, drive revenue growth and increase operational efficiencies. Agilysys operates across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and India with headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA. For more information visit Agilysys.com.

About Zaplox
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own app mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 201. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com.

For more information:
Even Frydenberg, interim CEO and board member, Zaplox
email: even.frydenberg@zaplox.com or ir@zaplox.com
Phone: +32 468 07 88 02
[/av_textblock]

Partnership with Agilysys results in yet another premium U.S. casino deploying mobile keys based on Zaplox SDK

Mobile keys to provide contact-free check-in as guests return post Covid-19.

Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a contact-free mobile guest journey for a safe and engaging guest experience, announced that the company would deliver mobile keys to Prairie Band Casino & Resort with 495 rooms located in Mayetta, Kansas in partnership with Agilysys. Zaplox’s SDK is integrated with the Agilysys PMS and the dormakaba lock system used by the casino.

The agreement with Prairie Band Casino & Resort is created in partnership with Agilysys, which is one of the leading providers of property management systems for hotel, casinos and resorts in North America. Zaplox’s SDK is part of Agilysys’ mobile guest solution rGuest® Express Mobile, in which Agilysys leverages Zaplox’s unique expertise and platform to deliver mobile keys as part of its mobile guest journey.

Prairie Band Casino & Resort can now offer guests a contactless mobile check-in and checkout experience with a mobile key that allows guests to go directly to their room and open the door with their phone, throughout their stay. Hotel guests can avoid crowding in line with other guests to check in and get a key. Whereas the hotel can be more efficient with it resources and provide more revenue-generating services such as dinner, spa and golf reservations – directly in the app, at times when guests are more receptive to the offers.

“Our strong partnership with Agilysys has generated yet another agreement with a highly reputable casino in USA. Zaplox contactless mobile solutions are customized for resorts and casinos that want guests to spend more time gaming and less time waiting in line to check in and get their key. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, contact-free, digital solutions that increase guest safety have become a priority in order to minimize spread of infection. The contact-free mobile guest journey with mobile keys, provided by Zaplox and Agilysys, ensures that hotels, such as Prairie Band Casino & Resort, can offer guests a safer stay “, says Magnus Friberg, CEO, Zaplox AB

According to the partner agreement between Agilysys and Zaplox, a mobile key order is generated to Zaplox every time Agilysys signs a new customer contract for rGuest Express Mobile. Once the order is received, Zaplox invoices a start-up fee and an ongoing monthly fee per door is added once the solution is in operation. The Prairie Band Casino & Resort is forecasted at approximately SEK 650,000 if the mobile key solution remains in full operation for seven years (which is an average lifespan of a hotel lock). The agreement does not have any guaranteed volume or revenue levels.

Om Prairie Band Casino & Resort
Prairie Band Casino & Resort, located in Mayetta, Kansas is a native American casino, owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. The hotel has 5 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, conference center and a 35,000 square meter casino with 1,200 slot machines, bingo hall, and table games open 24 hours per day. The hotel also offers indoor and outdoor pools, gym, saunas, spa, and award-winning golf course and gambling rooms with virtual golf. Fore more information, visit www.prairieband.com.

About Agilysys

Agilysys delivers innovative guest-centric technology solutions for gaming, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, corporate foodservice management, restaurants, universities, stadiums, and healthcare. Agilysys offers point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement systems, payment solutions, and other related applications – managing the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings, and its customer-centric service. Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with corporate headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA.

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO
Email: magnus.friberg@zaplox.com
Phone: +46 706 58 07 60

About Zaplox
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own app mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 3.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com.

Guests staying at the Smokey Mountain Resorts hotels Country Cascade Water Park Resort (236 rooms) and the Resort at Governors Crossing (225 rooms) will be able to enjoy the conveniences of a mobile guest journey, allowing them to use their phone to check-in, unlock the door, checkout, review and pay their hotel bill –directly via the hotel app delivered by Zaplox. Guests will also be able to book their next stay in the same app.

In addition to a mobile guest journey, both hotels will also offer the option to check-in and encode a key card via Zaplox self-service kiosk in the hotel lobby. The kiosk can also be used to look up general hotel information, and at checkout, guests can use the kiosk to review and pay for the hotel bill.

By offering the choice of the mobile app and the self-service kiosk, guests staying at the Smoky Mountain Resorts can choose how and when they want to check-in and engage with the hotel, and even better, they can skip the lines at the front desk.

Zaplox ‘s solutions have been fully integrated with the hotel’s property management system, Maestro PMS from Northwind as well as with the lock systems from dormakaba and SALTO systems. In addition, Zaplox has also been integrated with the Shift4 payment system to enable payment processing via the app and kiosk.

“We are excited that the Smoky Mountain Resorts is partnering with Zaplox for its digital guest journey. Resorts are looking to provide guests with more options to deliver a smoother check-in experience, and the combination of a mobile guest app and self-service kiosk is in high demand. It allows guests to skip the lines and go straight to their room while reducing the pressure on the front desk. When guests are able to access hotel services at their own convenience, it will have a positive impact on the guest satisfaction and it also frees up the hotel staff to focus on revenue-generating services”, says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox.

About Smoky Mountain Resorts
Smoky Mountain Resorts is a family-owned resort with three hotels and a total of 642 guest rooms, located in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee, USA. With over 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, Smoky Mountain Resorts offers both economic and luxury accommodations with easy access to popular attractions like Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country, Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show plus the Great Smoky Mountains National Park . Visit www.smokymountainresorts.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Friberg, CEO, Zaplox
Email: magnus.friberg@zaplox.com
Phone: +46 706 58 07 60
Alternative email: ir@zaplox.com

About Zaplox

The Zaplox hospitality platform delivers the conveniences of a mobile guest journey with mobile check-in/checkout, mobile key services and direct guest communication. The mobile guest journey platform includes a software development kit that enables hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and the Zaplox mobile app is a cost-efficient way for hotels to launch their own custom-branded app. In addition, Zaplox offers a kiosk solution for self-service that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. The Zaplox solutions streamline the front desk operation while improving guest satisfaction. Zaplox was founded in 2011 and operates globally. Zaplox is listed on NASDAQ First North Growth Market. For more information, visit zaplox.com.