Topology & Structure
CasinoWare is the ultimate poker tournament, cash game and casino management software package for Apple Computer running macOS. It is designed for professional use in poker rooms, casinos and for poker organizers.
CasinoWare is based on the high availability, great stability and very high security of Apple computers and the operating systems macOS and iOS. We want our customers' data to be as secure as possible and protected from viruses and hacker attacks. You don't need virus scanners or monitoring systems that only slow down the system and cause errors.
The CasinoWare client/server architecture allows multiple devices to be used simultaneously to manage tournaments, Sit&Gos, cash games, players and output devices (displays, monitors, TVs, projectos, printer, RFID card readers, bar code reader, cams etc.).
The diagram (above) shows an extra computer as a display manager. Of course, any computer can be used as a display manager. You simply connect a monitor or project to the corresponding device and start the Display Manager application. It is also possible to connect a TV to the Cash Game Floor computer, which shows the waiting list. All outputs (such as HDMI) can be used for the presentation on any computer. This can be the lobby, the tournament clock, the waiting list or a ranking list.
Use cables instead of WiFiFor security and reliability we always recommend to use a cable network instead of WiFi, espacially for the server and the main clients.
When there are a lot of players in the same room, many devices often lead to delays and failures in the WiFi.
Use cables especially where ever possible!
CasinoWare is a software package. There is a separate application for each task.
The server application is the heart and the brain. The server is started first and opens all the required databases. In addition, all services (e.g. online live clock, SMS dispatch) are started.
All other applications connect via the network and receive their data from the server and send commands to the server. This ensures that all applications are always up to date. Such a client/server solution has the advantage that many work stations can be used at the same time.
The Tournament Floor application is responsible for creating, configuring and running tournaments. The floor staff enters all the necessary data for a tournament here, such as name, buy-in, type, levels, payouts and much more. The tournament is then set to the appropriate status via the control field, i.e. you start registration, start seating, start the clock, pause the clock or end the tournament. Read more...
Cash Game Floor
The Cash Game Floor application is responsible for creating, configuring and running cash games. In contrast to the tournament, this is more about managing the limits and the associated tables, as well as the various waiting lists. CasinoWare offers the best possible overview of all tables and lists. Read more...
The Display Manager application is responsible for displaying information to the players. Like all other programs, the Display Manager can be started on any computer. It shows the physical (e.g. HDMI) and virtual (e.g. Apple TV, iPad, ChromeCast) output interfaces in a list. The desired views (e.g. lobby, clock, ranking lists) can then be assigned to the interface from a second list with simple drag and drop.
It's super cool that every display manager can be controlled remotely by every other one.
CasinoWare also serves the security idea. For this there is the check-in application, which is not intended for registering players in a tournament or gash game, but for collecting the player data at the entrance. Many casinos have entry controls where players have to identify themselves and all of their data is entered into the system. This separates the registration of new players from the actual game operation.
In addition, there is the option of issuing a player or member card linked to the player. In particular, unknown players can be processed very quickly when buying tournament tickets or put on a waiting list. This enables a quick and easy process.
The Report Manager is an analysis application that creates charts and lists. You can see when the most players are in the casino, or how many players are more likely to be playing tournaments or cash games at certain times. Of course, player information can be aggregated, e.g. who has the most cash game playtime this month.