Over the last few years, Bitcoin has seen an incredible growth in popularity. Numerous stores, corporations, and businesses have started accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. But this is not the only interesting part. What’s more intriguing is the fact that Bitcoin is no longer confined to only business community. The currency is starting to take on the entertainment industry just as well.
According to the latest news from LV, a Las Vegas-based club has installed a Bitcoin ATM and is planning to register members through Blockchain.
Peter Klamka – the owner of Legends Club stated: “It was an easy choice to make. The club is recently opened and judging by the traffic, it only seemed a natural location. It was something that I had always planned and there wouldn’t be a better time to pull this move off.”
Looking at Klamka’s history, it’s pretty obvious that the guy is filled with passion for Bitcoin. He operates a company named Bitcoin Direct, LLC, and had also installed a Bitcoin ATM in Mixed Martial Arts Studio in Las Vegas.
Interesting fact: The ATM is branded with one of the club’s strippers - adding some extra flavor to it. The members are also calling it the “Porn Star ATM”. The Porn Star ATM is the second that Klamka has branded. First one was Mike Tyson’s ATM.
While talking about his plans, Klamka proposed that he is also considering to brand sports and celebrity ATMs.
“I also think branded ATMs of any kind will bring new audiences and new users to digital currency,” he said. “Nick Blomgren (who runs the Legends Club as well as the mixed martial arts studio) and some of these performers are more willing to experiment and test ideas.”
“It is similar to branded slot machines that are everywhere in Vegas and in casinos in general,” Klamka said. “In a longer term, it will encourage business to embrace digital currency there are no chargebacks frauds and transaction fees are extremely low.”
“The goal is to make an item for organizations to help drive the business forward,” Klamka told CCN. “We’ve seen individuals wanting to take pictures beside these ATMs.”
“I also think that branded ATMs of any sort will pull new users towards cryptocurrency,” he said. ”
Why It Seemed Such a Perfect Fit?
The MMA community is closely allied with the club, and given the popularity of Bitcoin amongst the MMA community, it only seems natural to have a Bitcoin ATM at the club.
Famer Stephen Bonnar – club executive and UFC hall of Famer – has close ties with MMA fighters and is always working to assemble the MMA fighters as hosts, friends, and members of the club.
Bitcoin and Strip Clubs:
The Legends Room is possibly the first strip club in the world to accept Bitcoin payments in addition to accepting traditional payments for services that the club provides.
Moreover, the club is also working on the idea of registering membership through blockchain. The approach will allow the owners of Las Vegas nightclubs to rent memberships just like real estate.