The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved the amendments that will allow cashless gaming in all casinos.
The proposal had been discussed and postponed for a long time, but hygiene concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the urgency for the regulation to finally be adopted.
Before the amendment, casino players could only transfer money from a financial institution to a system that prints a voucher that is deposited into a game.
The new regulations will allow direct transfers of money to a game without requiring a voucher. It is expected that the system will drive the use of mobile wallets in casinos as seen in other industries. Credit card transactions remain prohibited.
Casinos will be required to use a specific cashless wagering system approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. All manufacturers of equipment used to transfer money to a game need to be licensed.