Bitcoin

Two Vegas Casinos to Begin Accepting Bitcoin

For purchases, not for gambling

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Who needs poker chips? There's a new currency coming to Las Vegas casinos: the Bitcoin.

Starting Wednesday, The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino will begin collecting the digital currency that merchants are increasingly starting to accept.

The two downtown Vegas properties, which share an owner, will accept the currency at five locations, including their front desks and the D's Gift Shop. Guests can also use the currency at the D Hotel's American Coney Island hot dog shop and Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.

The Bitcoin purchases will be processed through BitPay, which allows merchants to accept Bitcoins just as they would Visa, MasterCard or Paypal.

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