The Sacramento Kings have partnered with a technology startup out of Israel to pilot the world’s first smart beverage pouring system, NINA. The beverage system is a smart bottle cap that connects to an iPad and cloud-based data system. The system streamlines the process of suite guests being able to pour their own liquor beverages without having to purchase a full bottle.
NINA allows guests to choose their serving sizes (single, double, or unlimited), while seeing the cost dynamically update as they pour. The pilot conducted during the 2018-2019 NBA season proved guests were interested and willing to pour their own beverages, and consumption increased at events where the system was available. Golden 1 Center is planning a full-scale rollout to all suites and lofts during the 2019-2020 season.