Golden Nugget unveils ATMs that dispense gold bars

Shoppers pass by a Gold To Go machine, an ATM type machine that dispenses shiny 24-carat gold bars and coins, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in Boca Raton, Fla. The gold-leaf-covered machine at Boca Raton's Town Center Mall sits outside a gourmet chocolate store and works just like the two cash ATMs near it. Shoppers insert cash or credit cards and use a computer touch-screen to choose the weight and style they want. The machine spits out the gold in a classy black box with a tamper-proof seal. (AP PhotoWilfredo Lee)

January 12, 2011 7:47:08 PM PST
The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is living up to its name. It has unveiled a machine that dispenses gold bars and coins instead of $20 bills.

The so-called "Gold to Go" machine contains 24-karat gold bars. It can also dispense gold coins.

The cost, more than $1,000 an ounce.

No word on whether the gold bars will be accepted at the blackjack table.