Coronavirus may sway regulators to allow casinos to say good-bye to cash
The Chumash Casino Resort, located in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley, prepares to reopen on June 10 after a three month closure due to Covid-19 as viewed on June 5, 2020, in Santa Ynez, California.
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Walk into a newly reopened Las Vegas casino and you’ll see dealers wearing masks behind plexiglass shields, with sanitizer at the ready for both chips and hands. What you won’t see is gamblers paying for their wagers with their cell phones.
That’s because Nevada doesn’t allow digital payments on casino floors. No state does. But that could change — and quickly — because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend “tap-and-pay to limit handling of cash” as part of good hygiene measures to prevent Covid-19. Given this, state legislatures and gaming regulators may be more …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]