CASH OPTIONAL SLOTS GAIN MOMENTUM

July 08, 2001 7:57 PM
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The concept of "coinless" slot machines may be a part of casino gambling, according to industry experts, operators and regulators.

"Ultimately we believe the casino slot floor will evolve into a completely cashless environment, where no cash ever exchanges hands," said Jason Ader, an industry analyst with Bear Stearns & Co. in New York.

The plan is popular among some players, who prefer the convenience and clean hands that a card or voucher provides over handling a bucketful of coins.