The D Casino in Las Vegas has become the very first casino in Sin City to install a Bitcoin ATM meaning that casino goers may now withdraw cash from their cryptocurrency accounts just like they may from their bank accounts. The D has partnered up with Las Vegas based Robocoin the Bitcoin ATM company who placed their first machine just last October in a coffee shop in Vancouver. The machines not only allow users to get their hands on cash but also to trade the currency too and CEO of the D, Derek Stevens stated that, “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 is a little bit of a front-runner in the Bitcoin world, and earlier this year began accepting the virtual currency for hotel room bookings and gift shop payments however as the Nevada Gaming Control Board have not as yet approved Bitcoin for gambling purposes the currency may not be used for wagering, but Mr Stevens did state that he thinks the commission could be looking at Bitcoin a little more seriously and possibly allowing it to be used for gambling in the near future.
Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelly said that progress has been made regarding the introduction of Bitcoin to Nevada as the compliance details were met before installing the machine, and he stated that, “We’re launching in the highly regulated state of Nevada. These are all signs of Bitcoin maturity and institutional acceptance.” The D Casino is only a block away from the D Casino and Kelly added that, “We couldn’t be happier to install Robocoin in our hometown and the D is a perfect fit.”
Bitcoin is now offered as a deposit and withdrawal method in many online gaming companies, with the large US facing online poker room Americas Cardroom being arguably the largest operation to begin accepting the currency. There are however many Bitcoin casinos, specifically designed for the currency with Bitstars being the pick of the bunch.