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You Can Finally Spend Bitcoin at a Las Vegas Casino(‘s Gift Shop)

Imagine how many neat t-shirts you can buy.

Ppl excited to spend bitcoin. (Photo: TripAdvistor)

Ppl excited to spend Bitcoin. (Photo: TripAdvistor)

Two casinos in Las Vegas are beginning to accept Bitcoin in basically everywhere that isn’t the actual casino. The D Casino and the Golden Gate, both located in downtown, announced today that it will accept the digital currency at its front desk, gift shops and buffets — just not on the casino floors.

The transactions will be processed through tablets programmed with BitPay at the casino’s registers. It’s the first jointly owned casino in Las Vegas to accept the fake money appropriately in a city built with false promises of getting rich quick. 

An excited press release sent to Betabeat noted that guests can purchase “Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs” and spend their fortunes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Ah, Vegas, where nothing sounds more romantic than spending a sliver of a Bitcoin on a 99 cent steak and hot dog platter.

Derek Stevens, the casino’s co-owner, said adding Bitcoin as a payment option was due in part to customers’ eagerness for it. He added:

“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.”

Even when paying with Bitcoin the price of a bottled water is still ridiculous. 

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