Las Vegas Hotels Join Bitcoin Payment Bandwagon

By Gary Cutlack on at

A couple of Las Vegas hotels are now catering to the extremely nouveau nouveau riche gambling/honeymooning clientele, allowing resort visitors to pay for their rooms using the wildly fluctuating virtual currency.

Anyone planning to stay at the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel or the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino may now do so by fishing out the funds from their virtual wallet, with gift shops and bars and restaurants inside the buildings also accepting the cloud currency.

Derek Stevens, CEO and owner of the two hotels, said "several" customers had asked if his businesses accepted Bitcoins, enough motivation to get it all ready and running. [Golden Gate Casino]