24 Jan '14, 4am

Bitcoin has arrived in Vegas, but it's still far from mainstream

The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas is now accepting payments in bitcoin. Image: Leila Navidi, LV Sun/AP In 1906, it installed the first Las Vegas telephone. In 1959, it served the first Las Vegas shrimp cocktail. And now, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino is pushing Las Vegas into yet another brave new world: bitcoin. The Golden Gate and its sister casino, The D Las Vegas , are now accepting payments in the increasingly popular digital currency. It’s one more milestone for bitcoin, which has also reached its first major online retailer and its first pro sports team . But there’s a catch. The two Vegas hotels are not yet accepting the digital currency on the casino floor, only at their front desks and inside hotel restaurants and gift shops. ‘Once we have more from our government, we might be able to implement bitcoin for casino gaming, but I think we’re ...

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