International visitors to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games have spent nearly US$5.2 million on their Visa cards on the Opening Day alone in the Province, a 46% increase over the same day last year. The biggest Visa spenders were from the US, followed by China, the UK, South Korea, Australia, and Hong Kong, allof whom accounted for over 70% of all Visa card spending that day. As a sponsor of the Olympic Games for the past 24 years, Visa has installed a special ATM network and more than 800 POS acceptance devices at competition and non-competition venues. Only Visa credit, debit, prepaid and Visa electron cards are accepted at all POS card acceptance devices and ATMs in 2010 venues.
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