Over the past few years, downtown Las Vegas has begun to transform into a high-scale tourist destination in the city. The D Casino & Hotel is one of the most popular venues in this area, attracting thousands of visitors every single money. This week, The D announced that it’s debuting an exciting new cashless gaming system.
This may start to become a popular trend in Las Vegas. Casinos around the country have announced that they’re interested in taking this route. Today, we’re going to look at why The D has made this decision. We’ll also look at some of the other things coming to Downtown Las Vegas.
Let’s get into it!
Looking At the History of the D Casino & Hotel
Decades ago, Downtown Las Vegas was where everything happened. Las Vegas truly began in this area. More recently, the Las Vegas Strip has grown popular and casino operators in the Downtown area have been working hard to attract more gamblers. The D Casino & Hotel is considered one of the best hotel-casinos in this area.
In 1980, the venue first opened its doors under the name the Sundance Hotel. Located directly on the Fremont Street Experience, it quickly grew to be a local hotspot. In 1987, this venue changed names again, this time as the Fitzgerald Hotel & Casino.
In 2011, the owners of this venue decided it was time to sell. Derek and Greg Stevens now operate The D and have taken steps to improve this property. This included a $22 million property that completely revamped this venue.
The Stevens brothers are some of the most successful property owners in the Downtown Las Vegas area. Both have committed to making this area more popular. Several exciting new properties are scheduled to open here over the next few years.
This week, The D announced that they’re beginning to offer new cashless gambling systems. Here’s what’s coming to this casino’s floor.
Cashless Gaming System Comes to The D
Casinos around Las Vegas have been working hard to offer new gambling systems to their patrons. This week, The D Casino & Hotel officially announced that a new cashless gambling system is being offered. Its purpose is to make things more convenient for gamblers playing inside the casino’s tables.
This new system, called PlayOn, allows gamblers to collect casino chips using just a debit card, It eliminates the need to visit an ATM or the cashier’s window between hands. Patrons inside the casino are able to withdraw $50 to $3,000 using this system.
There is a $4.00 fee every time someone uses PlayOn. These gamblers will also be charged a 2.5% fee on the amount of money they withdraw. The system does not allow credit cards to withdraw money.
Now, The D Casino, The Palms, Golden Gate, and the Strat are all using this new system. It’s an exciting time to be a gambler in Las Vegas. It seems likely that more cashless gambling options will become available throughout the city soon.
Downtown Las Vegas Continues to Improve
For years, locals in Las Vegas have claimed that the Downtown area of the city is the best. It’s cheaper and feels a little more authentic than the Strip area of the city. In recent years, the Downtown area of the city has improved dramatically.
Much of this is due to the efforts of Derek and Greg Stevens. These brothers have purchased and improved many properties in this area. Soon, the Stevens brothers will debut the Circa Casino-Resort. From what’s being said, this will be one of the best venues in the city.
Last week, Derek Stevens revealed several new restaurants that are slated to open in this new venue. Five incredible eateries are coming here, all of which are run by respected chefs. The crowning jewel of this venue is without a doubt its swimming pool, though.
Circa will soon feature the largest and most impressive swimming pool in Las Vegas. It will feature several bars, a huge number of cabanas, and one of the largest video screens in the city. Many are already calling it a “destination pool,” and expect it to be a massive tourist draw.
The D Casino & Hotel continues to improve. We’ll need to wait and see how popular the new cashless gaming system proves to be here.
Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few weeks!