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Hotel Owner Explains Bitcoin Decision

(Las Vegas, NV) — Two downtown Las Vegas hotels are accepting Bitcoin, effective Wednesday. The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino will now allow payment through digital currency.

Co-owner and CEO Derek Stevens tells the KXNT Morning News, customers kept asking him if the property accepted it, so he figured it was important. Stevens says downtown is becoming a hub for technology.

You won’t be able to use bitcoins on the casino floors, but restaurants, gift shops, and the front desks will accept it.

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.



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