Betting groups Aristocrat and Boyd Gaming have partnered up to launch cashless table games in the state of Nevada in a trial that could see digital wallets used in the future in lieu of physical money.
The games are being launched at the Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa in North Las Vegas and will see players downloading and using an app and funding it before being able to use the app to purchase physical chips. These chips will then be used to play the games traditionally, but players will have the option to keep the chips at the end of play or deposit the funds back into the app.
If the tables are successful there's a chance that they could eventually spread to other casinos throughout the Silver State.
Commenting on the launch Boyd Gaming Senior VP Blake Rampmaier said, "Boyd Pay is another example of our commitment to leverage technology to enhance the guest experience at our properties.
"Boyd Gaming continues to add industry-best mobile cashless wagering and contactless solutions in partnership with Aristocrat to drive mobile innovation in a secure and exciting environment for our patrons."
Aristocrat Executive VP of Customer Experience Solutions Cath Burns added: "Innovation and improving the guest journey is at the heart of everything we do, and our industry-leading mobile offerings are a testament to that. With this technology, we're committed to deliver best-in-class experiences for both patrons and operators throughout the guest journey."