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darkoz
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June 16th, 2020 at 11:04:31 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Here's an article discussing banning cash from all casinos and allowing players to buy in with a mobile device. Currently no state allows this since, presumably, they don't want players in a gambling fever to wager away their kid's college funds without at least thinking about it on the way to the casino ATM.

These days, however, cash is considered a virus exposure risk and so states are contemplating what the lesser of two evils is. There's also speculation that cellphone wagering will replace casino chips.

Nevada gaming regulators will hold a hearing on cashless payments on June 25.

Story at CNBC



That's so stupid. We still touching money at the supermarket.

And if using cards touching the same keyboard putting in pins

Dumb just dumb imo
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kewlj
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June 16th, 2020 at 11:16:33 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

Even though it would waste time, it would be no more time than if the player has to use an app to wager every bet & transaction.



I don't think they are talking about using an app for every wager, just the initial buy-in replacing cash. In the case of table games, you still are going to need chips which are equally as problematic as "germ carriers".

The thing I really thought we would see more of a move towards is chipless table games. Some sort of TITO system and electronic pad wagering. The technology is already there. Think the stadium blackjack games. I still think this is coming, but the move wasn't made during the 3 month shutdown as I thought it might be. I guess they don't move that quickly.

I have often wondered why slot and VP games didn't have a way to buy credits right from your debit card AT the machine. I guess that would be expensive, sort of like an ATM at every machine.
billryan
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June 16th, 2020 at 12:59:02 PM permalink
Is it legal to buy gambling chips with a credit card? How about a debit card?
AZDuffman
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June 16th, 2020 at 1:09:45 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj



The thing I really thought we would see more of a move towards is chipless table games. Some sort of TITO system and electronic pad wagering. The technology is already there. Think the stadium blackjack games. I still think this is coming, but the move wasn't made during the 3 month shutdown as I thought it might be. I guess they don't move that quickly.



Players do not like this. They prefer the feel and sound of cheques. I said it earlier, had it at a casino here and they tore it out within 6 months. There is one "group" BJ game where you do it electronic. Younger set seems to be the only ones playing it. I would never sit at it.

Touching cheques or cash is not going to kill you.
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mcallister3200
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June 16th, 2020 at 1:16:23 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Is it legal to buy gambling chips with a credit card? How about a debit card?



Places were doing it pre COVID. Red rock and a couple other casinos Iíve seen at the table debit card reader, prints out a ticket for you which you exchange for chips. For I believe a 4% convenience fee of course.
michael99000
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June 16th, 2020 at 4:04:48 PM permalink
Borgata AC just changed its earliest date to reserve a room from August 1 to July 12.
ChumpChange
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June 16th, 2020 at 4:16:33 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Is it legal to buy gambling chips with a credit card? How about a debit card?



I've got one card that says no gambling, then years later they said no transactions outside of the USA. I guess the Border CTR guys got after them.
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June 16th, 2020 at 5:08:14 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj



I have often wondered why slot and VP games didn't have a way to buy credits right from your debit card AT the machine. I guess that would be expensive, sort of like an ATM at every machine.



The reason is the Gaming regulators want you to get up and walk to an ATM so you have time to change your mind. Many jurisdictions do not even allow an ATM on the casino floor.
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darkoz
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June 16th, 2020 at 9:54:41 PM permalink
I have received offers for some AC properties.

Free rooms starting July 7th.

Up till now free offers back in March just expired or even were taken down.

If they are offering free rooms it's almost certain they have been given a go ahead to reopen in some capacity imo
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Venthus
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June 16th, 2020 at 10:07:26 PM permalink
Don't most TITO units function as ATMs? And, pretty much by definition, have to be within a reasonable distance.

I've seen tables in a few places that have debit/card card machines, though all the ones I can think of off-hand are Indian places. (And cruise ships. A few don't even charge fees. Credit card cashback ahoy!)

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