100xOdds
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March 17th, 2022 at 5:35:15 PM permalink
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Puerto Vallarta:
There's a tax to load $ onto your players card. :o :(
(Pic from Casino Life casino, right of Walmart)


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but the tax on profits isn't as bad a Mazatlan:


im assuming 1794 is the profit So my initial buy-in is 1507, which is the amount AFTER the buy-in tax. (see pic i quoted)
geez.. Puerto Vallarta govt Nickle and diming me.
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March 17th, 2022 at 5:42:56 PM permalink
Also in Puerto Vallarta is Winclub Platinum casino:
It's about 2 miles north of Walmart/Sam's. (Casino Life is 1 block south of Walmart.)



I gave cashier 2000 pesos and this is what showed when I put my card in the machine:


5% fee to load.
Wonder why it's slightly higher here than Casino Life?
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April 9th, 2022 at 7:28:02 AM permalink
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Quote: RogerKint

Vallarta has 2 casinos within a short walking distance from the cruise port.
The casino in the mall is more upscale, has a couple table games and many of the slot themes one would find in Vegas.

I found everyone to be very helpful there. A cocktail waitress spotted me trying to squish some pesos into a random slot in the machine and laughed. The machines don't take cash. Cash must be loaded onto a card at the cage. Ijole, gringo!


casino 1 block from walmart (near pier):
g]

table games section was closed when I was there (around noon weekday)


casino in mall:
g]

did not see any tables games at all.
did not play in either of the casinos.
no vp in either of the casinos :(
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There are several casinos along Mexican Riviera, but the major ones located in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas. Many of the popular bars and nightclubs of Puerto Vallarta are connected to the casinos. This is because many tourists, particularly the ones from the United States, come to these places to try their luck at the gaming tables.
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April 10th, 2022 at 5:19:03 PM permalink
Thanks, 100xOdds, for the updates/new info. It seems that each casino has a different rate AND a different accounting format! Makes it tougher to compare (by design perhaps). I get that each state could have a different rate, but seeing what seemed like different rates within the same city is confusing. Makes me wonder if thatís why one place was packed (Mazatlan) and the other not. Was the busy casino where you didnít/couldnít play full of tourists or locals? Thanks again!
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April 10th, 2022 at 10:32:22 PM permalink
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Thanks, 100xOdds, for the updates/new info. It seems that each casino has a different rate AND a different accounting format! Makes it tougher to compare (by design perhaps). I get that each state could have a different rate, but seeing what seemed like different rates within the same city is confusing. Makes me wonder if thatís why one place was packed (Mazatlan) and the other not. Was the busy casino where you didnít/couldnít play full of tourists or locals? Thanks again! Read More
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I too agree with you.
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April 11th, 2022 at 6:39:46 AM permalink
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Thanks, 100xOdds, for the updates/new info. It seems that each casino has a different rate AND a different accounting format! Makes it tougher to compare (by design perhaps). I get that each state could have a different rate, but seeing what seemed like different rates within the same city is confusing.

Makes me wonder if thatís why one place was packed (Mazatlan) and the other not. Was the busy casino where you didnít/couldnít play full of tourists or locals? Thanks again!
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For Matalan, the packed casino is in the downtown area so i guess mostly locals. (i dont remember seeing many white people in there.)
The one i played in was across the street from a beach.

I don't know if casinos in Mazatlan charge different rates for loading $ onto players card. I only played in 1.
Did I mention Cabo charges any fee to load $? (Off the top of my head, i don't remember them charging me a fee to load.)
I only experienced the loading fee in PV.
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April 11th, 2022 at 4:11:14 PM permalink
Right, the loading fees would/could explain the differences within each city.

Aside from these fees win or lose and then automatic taxes for ďwinsĒ, I wouldnít be surprised if there is a mix of classes in the machines being offered. Unless we find otherwise due to some sort of gaming control, whoís to say they donít buy a mix of Class II, Class III, VLTís Öwhatever they can get their hands on. Gambler beware!
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September 3rd, 2022 at 9:45:12 AM permalink
When you load money into your card there is a 8% tax right away. Then they tax whatever you win about 10% also if you do win. There is still advantage play opportunities even considering all that.
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March 15th, 2023 at 4:32:13 PM permalink
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When you load money into your card there is a 8% tax right away. Then they tax whatever you win about 10% also if you do win. There is still advantage play opportunities even considering all that.
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Puerto Vallarta update:
Load $ fees onto player card is 4.4% (casino Life) and 5% (Winclub).
1.5 miles apart so no idea why different fee %.

There were locals checking the machines at Winclub when I was there.

Did not goto the casino in the mall
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March 15th, 2023 at 4:41:43 PM permalink
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Quote: Sulfur5989

When you load money into your card there is a 8% tax right away. Then they tax whatever you win about 10% also if you do win. There is still advantage play opportunities even considering all that.
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Puerto Vallarta update:
Load $ fees onto player card is 4.4% (casino Life) and 5% (Winclub).
1.5 miles apart so no idea why different fee %.

There were locals checking the machines at Winclub when I was there.

Did not goto the casino in the mall
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Do they charge a fee to cash out?
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