When is Bob N retiring (not that I want him too) and who will fill his shoes. Who here in Vegas does he recommend other than himself?
Q3: I was once offered a bunch of promotional chips seemingly out of the blue from a casino and all I had to do was come in and sign a promotional chip form. A small part of me thought it might be a setup to get me to come in so they could detain me, or to have me sign something I didn't want to sign. I have done nothing illegal, ever, in a casino. While it ended up working out just fine, and the form only discussed the promo chips, what legal recourse would I have if the casino had been setting me up to be detained or arrested? Is this legal for them to do if they think you cheated, say if they didn't understand what hole carding was?
I see your point.Quote: BobDancer
Hmm. I'm not going to ask Bob N who his most worthy competition is. One of the reasons he does come on the show is to increase his profile among gamblers, and asking him to give a plug to other lawyers strikes me as unfair. If it helps you any, he has said that Thea Sankiewicz is a smarter gambling lawyer than he is!
I see your point.
I don't know how it works when it comes to attorneys referring other attorneys. I was under the impression Bob N was not taking on a lot of new cases unless they were juicy ones. I assume there are cases that have some merit that he's not interested in. Would he not refer someone to another attorney in that case? I guess that's not something you would want to say publicly since you would lose the referral "credit".
Fair enough. If it needs to be wrapped in a "in his opinion" to not be held liable for anything, I'm just looking for his opinion =P. I would imagine it's quite illegal for the casino to lure players in just to detain them/illegally obtain their information, etc, etc. However if he doesn't feel he can answer this without giving casinos ideas, then no harm no foul.Quote: BobDancer
First of all, Romes, great question!
The problem is, it puts Bob N in an awkward position. Hypothetically let's say Bob says it would be perfectly legal for a casino to use this ruse. Also assume (correctly) that there are casino employees listening to this podcast. If a similar case were to come up where Bob was representing the player, that casino could bring in a recording of the podcast and ask why Bob argued one thing on the air and another thing in the courtroom? That might hurt his chances in a future trial.
Also, if Bob answered that this is okay for a casino to do, we might well have casino executives saying, "Wow! What a great idea! Never thought of it. We'll use it in the future to screw APs?"
Several times, off the air, Bob has told Richard and me that he didn't want to discuss certain questions for these exact reasons. This strikes me as one of those questions.
Assume that someone hits a small jackpot, one that requires a hand pay: call it $1500 or so at slots.
Assume also that the player, for whatever reason, is adamant that he does NOT want the win reported to the IRS.
Given the above, can a player who won a hand pay make a deal with the casino to accept a reduced amount, say $1199, instead of the larger amount in order to avoid having the casino generate the otherwise mandatory W-2G / IRS notification?
It would be a win / win for both of them, if it is legal.