Casinos in Venezuela begin to accept bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, including Axie Infinity tokens (SLP and AXS) with their reopening after 10 years of state prohibition.
The government de Venezuela would have authorized 30 casinos and betting houses around the country to operate again, on August 28, 2021, as was unofficially known.
The Ciudad Jardín Casino, at the Hotel Pipo International of the city of Maracay, in the center of the country, was inaugurated on August 31, through a party, as reflected in local media.
3 days ago, said casino published on its page an announcement from Instagram indicating that they already accepted cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC) , ethereum (ETH), the stablecoin tether (USDT), and even the tokens of the game Axie Infinity ( SLP and AXS).
Casinos in Venezuela open more than 1 year of first announcements
The announcement of the reopening of casinos in Venezuela was given in January 2020, where even the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, invited to participate using the petro (PTR), the cryptocurrency of the Venezuelan State. However, no announcements have been made regarding the permissiveness of the use of cryptocurrencies in the country’s casinos , so general.
Among the 30 casinos allegedly authorized to be reactivated would be those of the Tamanaco, Dubai, Waldorf and Conami hotels in Caracas. The Hotel Humboldt casino, activated in January 2020, was transferred to the Eurobuilding Hotel, in Caracas, and is now operational again.
This casino accepted the petro (PTR) to place bets at that time , CriptoNoticias reported, and did not receive other cryptocurrencies. So far they have not expanded their payment options in this regard, they were able to confirm this means with third parties.
In the state of Miranda, the casinos that were previously located in the areas of Macaracuay, La Urbina and the Buenaventura shopping center in the city of Guarenas, were also authorized to reopen. In addition, casinos located in other states of the country such as Bolívar, Anzoátegui and Portuguesa were also authorized.
For its part, the InterContinental (IHG) chain with branches in Maracaibo (Zulia) and Valencia (Carabobo), stopped operating under this reputed company on August 27, after 60 years of presence in the country, according to an announcement from the same organization.
In that sense, it is presumable that new companies or contractors now manage said facilities, allocating space to operate the casinos that until that date were operated by the aforementioned international hotel consortium.
CriptoNoticias requested comments from the Official National Commission of Casinos, as well like some other casinos and hotels in Venezuela, but as of press time there has been no response.