Lightning Network Goes To Vegas Via Crazy Horse 3
This week marked the Lightning Network’s continued expansion into mainstream business. This time around, the world-renowned Crazy Horse 3 gentlemen’s club has joined the revolution. The news follows the broader trend of increased market penetration by Lightning Network payment providers.
Crazy Horse 3 – A major place
Notably, Crazy Horse 3 is a major venue located directly on the Las Vegas Strip Club. It includes a 40,000 square foot room with hundreds of artists. Impressively, the place has been named one of ‘Best Strip Clubs in Las Vegas’ by Thrillist, a ‘Must See Place for Ultimate Guys Weekend in Vegas’ by Maxim. It has also won the “Best of Las Vegas” awards for “Best Bachelor Party” and “Best Gentlemen’s Club” every year since 2014.
A major milestone
The site will start accepting Bitcoin payments through the Lightning network starting this week. Notably, The Crazy Horse 3 is one of the very first major entertainment venues in Las Vegas to begin accepting payments from the Lightning Network for services. The company said the move was part of a larger initiative to update its payment systems to better reflect its international customer base. Currently, users can purchase VIP bottle packages through the venue website. However, in the coming weeks, the club intends to expand its crypto options to include admission, food, craft cocktails, and the club’s signature currency called dance dollars.
A Modern Day Experience – Crazy Horse 3
Discussing the decision, club publicist Lindsay Feldman described the motivation behind the decision. She explained that this was part of a larger strategy to provide a modern experience for customers. Feldman also described how the maneuver will provide international customers with more purchasing power over fiat money. Users around the world can spend their Bitcoin and avoid ATM, conversion, or transfer fees.
She then spoke about the partnership with OpenNode and how it was all made possible. OpenNode is a popular Bitcoin payment processor. The protocol allows users to send Bitcoin transparently over the Lightning network using its channels. Open Node’s processor consists of an easy-to-use e-commerce and retail plug-in service, payment infrastructure APIs for developers, and fast payment processor limits, allowing customers to companies accept Bitcoin payments for online orders.
Vegas goes bitcoin
Awesome, you can already spend your Satoshis in several places in Las Vegas. Notably, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino was one of the first casinos in Vegas to start accepting Bitcoin. The casino raised eyebrows when it partnered with Bitpay to bring these services to the public. Today, you can use your crypto to buy anything from lunch to luxury hotel rooms at the casino.
Crazy Horse 3 takes the lead
You need to hand it over to the Crazy Horse 3 management team. They have recognized the growing demand for crypto services and have responded appropriately. Now Bitcoiners can enjoy even more user-friendliness when venturing onto the Strip. You can expect to see plenty of other clubs follow suit as Bitcoin gears up for its next bull run. For now, if you’re in Vegas, go support the Lightning Network at Crazy Horse 3. Remember, it’s for the cause.