Apple Pay is coming to Las Vegas hotels next month, but not for gambling, and The Cosmopolitan is leading the way. According to the hotel-casino’s official announcement cited by Casino City Times, by early June the resort’s front desk, concierge, restaurants and bars will accept Apple’s wireless payment method.
Cosmopolitan chief marketing officer, Lisa Marchese, states that “the arrival of Apple Pay on the Las Vegas Strip is a natural fit, offering increasingly mobile-centric, luxury travelers a streamlined and convenient experience.” The announcement marks the first local casino-resort to accept Apple Pay. The Cosmopolitan is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of hotels.
“As always, we are thrilled to lead the market with a new component to a Las Vegas experience that makes everything a bit faster and a great deal easier,” Marchese said in a statement quoted by Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Again, Apple Pay won’t be accepted at Cosmopolitan’s gambling tables and slot machines.
The Ritz-Carlton is listed in Marriott’s previous Apple Pay announcement. Apple’s ‘Where to Use Apple Pay webpage’ lists Marriott-owned Edition and Renaissance Hotels, but curiously makes no mention of the Ritz-Carlton.
LA Times is reporting that the wireless NFC terminals at the Cosmopolitan will also accept Google Wallet and other forms of electronic payments.
At the time of this writing, more than two-hundred U.S. banks and credit unions supported Apple’s mobile payment service.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal