Partouche will soon accept cryptocurrencies in its casinos

The casino operator Partouche is accepting cryptocurrencies in its casinos “this season”, announced this Tuesday to AFP Patrick Partouche, the chairman of its supervisory board.

The Partouche casino operator accepts cryptocurrencies in its casinos. This is the announcement made by Patrick Partouche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, on the occasion of the launch of a collection of NFT “Joker Club”, by the group.

At the head of 40 branches, the company that will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year also announced on Tuesday that it had created Partouche Multiverse, a subsidiary dedicated to projects in the metaverse, a concept of a virtual universe in full development, with the ambition of ” become a leading player” in “entertainment 3.0”.

And “starting this season, we hope Partouche will be able to incorporate cryptocurrencies into its branches from July or August,” stated Patrick Partouche, who succeeded his father, Isidore Partouche, founder of the family group in 1973.

“We are in the process of putting this in place, technically and legally it will hold. We will take the strongest cryptos,” he said, sitting on the sidelines of NFT Day, which launched the 2022 edition of the NFT on Tuesday. Week Summit, an event bringing together players from the digital asset sector in Paris, April 12-14.

“We’ve been innovating for 20 years, we’ve never been satisfied operating slot machines and gaming tables, we’ve always been working on tomorrow’s games,” said Patrick Partouche. “NFTs are tokens. We’ve been working with tokens for 50 years: we invented them, we bought them, sold them, modified them… It’s the core business of casinos!” he exclaimed.

A collection of NFTs

A first project was launched this Tuesday, “Joker Club”, a collection of NFT – a digital certificate of ownership – made of “8,888 images, each representing a unique joker, with different attributes,” said Maurice Schulmann, president of Partouche Multiverse.

This NFT is “a sesame, a gateway to belonging to a community of people” and will provide benefits in the network of casinos and Partouche hotels, he continues, such as “access to evenings reserved for owners of NFT, participation in lotteries to concert tickets to be won, or a stay”.

Buyers, who become the exclusive owner of these wildcard images, can also resell them. “The customers of our sites want experiences. With these NFTs, thanks to partnerships, they will have many advantages within the group and even beyond,” said Patrick Partouche, whose son Ulysse is also working on this project.

The casino owner, who hopes to “reach a younger target, 18-35-year-olds” is also not “stopping” from “creating his own cryptocurrency”, Maurice Schulmann also indicated.

“This project is the first in a long series to come”, “unprecedented initiatives (that) will follow one another to bring the subsidiary into the ecosystem sustainably and create the entertainment of tomorrow”, assures the Partouche group.

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