Nevada approves cashless gaming

Las Vegas casinos will finally be allowed to use a cashless payment system.
Las Vegas casinos will finally be allowed to use a cashless payment system.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved cashless gaming in all casinos.

US.- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved amendments that will allow cashless gaming in all casinos.

The proposal had been discussed and posponed for a long time, but hygiene concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the urgency for the regulation to finally be adopted.

Before the amendment, casinos players could only transfer money from a financial institution to a system that prints a voucher that is deposited into a game. 

The new regulations allow direct transfers of money to a game without requiring a voucher. It’s expected the system will drive the use of mobile wallets in casinos as seen in other industries. Credit card transactions remain prohibited. 

According to local media, the American Gaming Association and the cashless payment industry have made a big push for take up of the technology at casinos, but there have been concerns raised that employees could be laid off if the cashless system required less staff to handle cash.

Casinos will be required to use a specific cashless wagering system approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. All manufacturers of equipment used to transfer money to a game need to be licensed. 

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