Apple Pay will be accepted in Las Vegas starting in June, but not for gambling (yet)

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Apple Pay is making its way to The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino in Las Vegas, but users won’t be able to use Apple’s payments system to buy chips for gambling just yet.

Starting in early June, Apple Pay will be accepted at the hotel’s front desk, restaurants, and bars, according to 9to5Mac. Room service will also be eligible for Apple Pay payments via a patron’s iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

“As always, we are thrilled to lead the market with a new component to a Las Vegas experience that makes everything a bit faster and a great deal easier,” Lisa Marchese, chief marketing officer of the property, said in a statement.

The announcement from The Cosmopolitan didn’t mention gambling, though the Los Angeles Times notes that the casino’s tables and slot machines aren’t equipped with Apple Pay technology yet.

In March, a report from and InfoScout revealed that only 6 percent of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners used Apple Pay, and 85 percent of them have never even touched Apple Pay. Earlier that month, Apple announced that Apple Pay worked at 700,000 locations.

Apple recently added 10 new merchants to its growing list of Apple Pay-friendly stores. Best Buy, T-Mobile, Marriott, Albertsons, and Anthropologie are among the merchants listed as “coming soon” to the Apple Pay fold.