First In-Casino Bitcoin ATM Launches in Las Vegas

bitcoin 3Coin Desk – Tourists visiting the gambling and entertainment mecca of the US can now get their cryptocurrency at The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel.

The D has partnered with Robocoin, a fellow Las Vegas-based company, to place a bitcoin ATM inside its casino.

The machine allows users to both buy and sell the currency. Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel, said in a statement: “We’re proud to be the first casino property to accept bitcoin and we’re excited to offer our customers the convenience of a bitcoin ATM.”

The D Casino Hotel is located downtown on Fremont Street, distanced from the main Las Vegas Strip. Stevens refers to this area of Las Vegas as a “growing high-tech hub”.

Earlier this year, the casino became the first to accept bitcoin for hotel stays, restaurants and gift shop items. However, The D does not currently accept bitcoin for its gaming operations.

“The Nevada Gaming Control Board would have to approve [bitcoin for gambling], which seems unlikely for the foreseeable future,” said Sam Glaser, Robocoin’s CMO.

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