Vegas Casinos to Accept Bitcoin

Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Livevegas

Two casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada will become the first of their kind to accept bitcoin.

Customers of both The D and the Golden Gate casinos, will be able to spend bitcoins to buy goods and services.

Neither facility will accept bets being made with bitcoins, but will allow visitors to conduct transactions using bitcoin at certain casino-run businesses. The front desks at both the Golden Gate and The D hotels will accept bitcoin, along with select gift shops and restaurants.

Casino owner Derek Stevens, said he considered bringing bitcoin into the gaming business after the issue was brought up by a number of customers recently.

“I’m proud that the D and Golden Gate will be the first casino properties to accept bitcoin,” Stevens said in a statement. “We’re located in the growing high-tech sector of downtown Las Vegas, and like all things downtown, we’re quickly adaptive to new technology. The timing is right for us to launch this initiative, and I’m happy to be able to offer this to our customers.”