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Monopoly Moves to a Cashless Economy
Posted by Failed Success on 07/25/06 at 11:30 AM
Parker Brothers replaces Monopoly money with Visa brand Debit card systems.
Game makers Parker have phased out the standard multi-coloured cash in a new version. Players will instead use a Visa mock debit card to keep track of how much they win or lose. It is inserted into an electronic machine where the banker taps in cardholders’ earnings and payments.
Parker said replacing of cash with plastic showed the game was moving with the times. Spokesman Chris Weatherhead said: “The new electronic Monopoly reflects the changing nature of society and the advancement of technology.” So much for my trademark technique “they think you’re out of money until you pull the hidden $500’s from under the board” trick.
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