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Jackpot winner at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.

Making a Millionaire! Our Most Recent Jackpot Winner

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It was an unassuming June morning just like any other at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. The sun was just beginning to shine its bright rays in the Nevada sky and heat up the asphalt of Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Many visitors who had traveled from far and wide slept soundly and dreamt of unforgettable nights on their Vegas vacation. Early risers were already up and ready for the hustle and bustle of the day ahead. Little did one of them know that she was about to make history and become the Jackpot winner at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. Maybe her sweatshirt from the D, our sister property, was a good luck charm!

It only takes one lucky player to change everything and become a millionaire. Stepping up to the Million Degrees game at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, patron and Wisconsin-native Rhonda could not have predicted what was about to happen to her that early morning. On June 5th, 2018 at precisely 6:31 am, Rhonda’s life would be changed forever. In an attempt to win a car while playing the Million Degrees game, Rhonda was overcome with excitement when she realized she had won much more than a car- $1,453,640.47 to be exact.

An accomplished member of the Solo online community of Vegas aficionados, Rhonda has over 35,000 Solo points, and her new title of ‘Jackpot Winner’ may not come as a surprise to any of those who have already witnessed her posts announcing this historical Jackpot win.

Rhonda, or should we say the newest member of Golden Gate royalty, spent the rest of her stay in Downtown Las Vegas celebrating her big Jackpot win in the Penthouse suite of Golden Gate where she belonged. Our team sent Rhonda home, after what is safe to say a trip to Las Vegas she will never forget, with a framed photo of our celebration that followed her big win, as well as a photo of the nine spots on the Million Degrees machine that turned her into a millionaire.

Congrats on the big win! Will you be our next jackpot winner? Take a spin to find out.

Representation of Bitcoin.

The Best Ways to Utilize Your Bitcoin in Vegas

 

We watched as actual cash became obsolete with the rise of credit and debit cards, and today we have a new currency on our hands – bitcoin. Bitcoin is the leading cryptocurrency and is rising in both value and popularity. In Las Vegas, bitcoin can even be used to book hotel rooms, eat out, and more! Highlighted here are venues all across Vegas that accept bitcoin and the best ways to utilize this new type of currency.

What is Bitcoin?

Before we dive into how to use bitcoin for your weekend in Vegas, let’s talk briefly about what bitcoin is! Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, meaning that it is bought, traded, and sold using cryptography to secure transactions. Bitcoin was the first decentralized digital currency, and there are now other competitors (like Ethereum) that operate under similar principles. Bitcoin is bought, sold, and traded through digital wallets.

Who Accepts Bitcoin in Las Vegas?

Every year we see more establishments accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. But, The D and Golden Gate were the first ones in the area to accept the cryptocurrency. Because of this, we are ahead of the trend and can accept bitcoin for dining, hotel reservations, our gift shops, and at the front desk.

Bitcoin purchases at our hotels are processed through BitPay, a service that streamlines transactions on mobile devices. Our cashiers are equipped with BitPay so you can easily pay for services using your mobile wallets. In response to guests’ increasing interest in using Bitcoin in Las Vegas, our co owner and CEO, Derek Stevens, said “I’m proud that the D and Golden Gate will be the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin. We’re located in the growing high-tech sector of Downtown Las Vegas, and like all things Downtown, we’re quickly adaptive to new technology.” The one exception is at the casinos, where only US currency is accepted for all gambling.

In addition to The D and Golden Gate, the following locations in Las Vegas also accept bitcoin:

The Legends Room Gentleman’s Club

Rocket Fizz (has a bitcoin ATM)

Ketchup Burger Bar (has a bitcoin ATM)

Bitcoin is still in its infancy in Las Vegas, and The D and Golden Gate remain on the cutting edge of this technology.

Second representation of bitcoin.

How to Use Bitcoin in Las Vegas

So, how exactly do you convert a cryptocurrency into real money you can use in Vegas? The easiest and most accessible way is to use a Bitcoin ATM. These ATMs work by connecting your bitcoin account and turning bitcoins into cash. Or, you could shop at places that use a bitcoin transaction software like BitPay. Check out this list of Las Vegas bitcoin ATMs to locate one near where you are staying. Las Vegas has ATMs both on and off the Strip.

We live in a day and age where you can use bitcoin to enjoy yourself in Vegas. Enjoy a famous chili dog at American Coney Island or a fine steak meal at Andiamo Steakhouse without even having to take out your wallet!