The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel — the same property that became the world’s first to accept bitcoin (back in January) — is now setting another record by installing a bitcoin ATM on the property itself.
It’s all happened in partnership with Las Vegas-based Robocoin, which will allow users to both buy and sell bitcoin (in other words, a two-way ATM) conveniently in the same place where they can spend those very bitcoins.
Talks to arrange placing the ATM on The D’s property came about shortly after January’s news. Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelley met with The D co-founder Derek Stevens to make the proper arrangements.
Bitcoins at The D can be spent at the hotel front desk, the gift shop, and on-property eateries like the American Coney Island, Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, and the D Grill.
Bitcoins, however, cannot be used to gamble on the property.
“We’re proud to be the first casino property to accept Bitcoin and we’re excited to offer our customers the convenience of a Bitcoin ATM,” said Derek Stevens. “The D and Robocoin are both located in the growing high-tech hub of downtown Las Vegas which made this a natural fit but we ultimately chose Robocoin because it is easy to use, extremely secure and one of the best brands in Bitcoin.”
It will provide enthusiasts a way to gain easy access to bitcoins, and also help those who might be curious about trying bitcoins for the first time in that they can acquire and spend them all in the same place.
“We couldn’t be happier to install Robocoin in our hometown and the D is a perfect fit,” said Robocoin’s Kelley.