The casino operator Partouche will accept cryptocurrencies in its casinos “from this season” announced this Tuesday to AFP Patrick Partouche, the chairman of its supervisory board.
The casino operator Partouche will accept 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 establishments, the company which will be 50 years old next year also announced on Tuesday that it was creating Partouche Multiverse, a subsidiary dedicated to projects in the metaverse, a concept of virtual universe in full development, with the ambition of becoming “a leading player” in “entertainment 3.0”.
And “from this season, we hope from July or August, Partouche will be able to take cryptocurrencies in its establishments”, declared Patrick Partouche, who succeeded in 2006 to 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 holds up. We will take the strongest cryptos,” he said, on the sidelines of NFT Day, which launched the 2022 edition of the NFT on Tuesday. Paris Blockchain Week Summit, an event bringing together digital asset industry players in Paris, from April 12-14.
“We have been innovating for 20 years, we have never been content to operate slot machines and gaming tables, we have always been on the games of tomorrow,” 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
This Tuesday was launched a first project, “Joker Club”, a collection of NFT – a digital property certificate – made of “8,888 images each representing a unique joker, with different attributes”, explained Maurice Schulmann, president of Partouche Multiverse.
This NFT is “a sesame, a gateway to belonging to a community of people” and will offer advantages in the network of casinos and Partouche hotels, he continues, such as “access to evenings reserved for owners of NFT, participation in lotteries to win concert tickets, or a stay”.
Buyers, who become exclusive owners of these joker images, can also resell them. “The customers of our establishments want experiences. With these NFTs, they will have many advantages in the group and even beyond, thanks to partnerships”, specified 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” does not “refrain” either from “creating his own cryptocurrency”, also indicated Maurice Schulmann.
“This project is the first in a long series to come”, “unprecedented initiatives (which) will follow one another to bring the subsidiary sustainably into the ecosystem and create the entertainment of tomorrow”, assures the Partouche group.