Cashless Gaming Now A Reality At Several Casinos

ATM-Like Machines Now Installed In Some Properties' Table Games

Mitch Kelly
January 29, 2020 - 7:57 am
The finer points of Black Jack are taught at Blackpool's Fylde College Gaming School on May 2nd, 2006, Blackpool, England.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - It's quickly becoming a cashless world and some Las Vegas casinos are starting to go that route, as well.

Following approval last year by the Nevada Gaming Commision, the Reno-based company Automated Cash Systems Inc has partnered with several casinos to install ATMs at various table games.

The machines are now online at the Strat and the D, as well as various properties in the Station Casinos family.

The machines, called ACS PlayOn, work just like ATMs. And much like you would get from using an ATM not affiliated with your bank, there are fees involved. The device charges a flat $4, plus a 2.5 percent transaction fee.

Those against installing ATMs at table games have argued that such devices would more easily enable those with a problem gambling habit to empty their bank accounts, but proponents of the devices say the new system gives operators the opportunity to track payment methods and gives them better insight into where players’ money is coming from. 

Right now, the ATMs are for table games only. Whether it will expend to slot and video poker machines remains in question.