Two major casino hotels in Las Vegas will be the first known commercial houses and casinos in the United States that will allow transactions with customers using uncontrolled by intermediaries digital payment system, known as bitcoin. Shared ownership of Golden Gate Hotel and Casino and the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel will begin accepting bitcoins for hotel payments but also in markets and other transactions, was known by senior officials of the two large hotel casinos.
The D will also receive virtual currency in the gift shop and restaurants. Casinos will fit iPads in the cashier using the online platform BitPay, the leading payment service provider specializing in virtual currency Bitcoin, for processing digital currency, which can be loaded into a virtual wallet and used with a mobile device.
The bitcoin is a digital currency created in 2009 and used in transactions where there are no intermediaries, there are no commissions and traders remain anonymous. Since the launch of its presence in early 2009, to date the bitcoin has gained great popularity especially in the population that does not have confidence in the conventional banking sector. The digital currency has a value which is determined only by demand.
A few days ago the Sacramento Kings basketball team became the first American professional sports company that allowed purchases species with bitcoins while the Overstock.com announced it is the first major retailer that accepts online with digital currency.
By Nicole P.