In Macau, Galaxy Entertainment says it will soon allow the WeChat Pay platform that, as said in a company statement, “answers the needs of mainland Chinese visitors…who overwhelmingly prefer to pay with e-wallets.”
Galaxy Entertainment is one of the six licensed gaming operators in Macau. The company says the mobile transaction option will be available at all three of its three major properties, Galaxy Macau, StarWorld Macau, and Broadway Macau.
WeChat Pay allows mobile users to leave their physical wallets at home, however, the mobile pay option is apparently not yet available for use in actual gambling.
WeChat is a hugely popular social media platform in China that experts say has millions of monthly active users. The digital wallet component permits users to link the app to their bank account to finalize numerous varieties of consumer purchases.
The company was not specific as to when and if casino patrons will be able to purchase gaming chips or fund gaming terminal play through their mobile devices.
Hong Kong billionaire Lui Che Woo founded Galaxy in 1988. In addition to the three casino resorts, Galaxy also controls three CityClub casinos in Macau.