American Gaming Association urges policy change on digital payments


The result of a year and half of work, the American Gaming Association has suggested a set of updated policy regulations for casino payments. 

According to a statement, the purpose of the manifesto is to let visitors fund their activities at gambling establishments through digital avenues rather than allowing only physical fiat currency. 

It is unclear whether the AGA includes cryptocurrencies under its digital payments reference. The AGA hasn’t given any response regarding the situation yet. More than half of the customers want other payment options, as per the statement: 

“The principles come at a time when the majority (57%) of past-year casino visitors report the option for digital or contactless payments on the casino floor is important to them because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

After the Coronavirus prevention measures gained popularity in March, most of the world opted for the digital platform for work and other activities. The future of physical cash usage remains unclear in light of recent events.

The statement further explained, “Recent AGA research found that 59% of past-year casino visitors are less likely to use cash in their everyday lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”