First Las Vegas Casinos to Accept Bitcoin Starting Tomorrow
Beginning tomorrow, downtown Las Vegas hotels the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino will become the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin, the digital currency that's having a bit of a moment right now.
You won't be able to use the virtual currency, however, to cover your real gambling losses. According to the press release:
Between the two co-owned properties, Bitcoin will be accepted at five locations, including both hotels' front desks and in the D's Gift Shop. Guests at the D will also be able to purchase Detroit's legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and enjoy fine dining at Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.
Bitcoin purchases at the casino hotels will be processed through BitPay, a service that streamlines transactions using tablet and mobile interfaces. Tablets programmed with BitPay will be installed at each cashier, allowing Bitcoin users to easily pay for services using their mobile wallets.