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Mission146
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June 27th, 2013 at 10:13:50 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Ditto.

Also, you should never borrow money in order to gamble.



I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming it was his Debit Card.
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June 27th, 2013 at 10:40:18 AM permalink
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I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming it was his Debit Card.



Yup sorry it was confusing. Still the juice is pretty high. My money's in a local credit union from back home and I can't access it easily unless I use an ATM. I am setting up a transfer to Chase so I can go to the bank when I need to. I wonder how big players carry all that money. It's a hassle carrying around anything more then a grand.
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June 27th, 2013 at 10:42:00 AM permalink
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I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming it was his Debit Card.



A distinct point.

I still steer way clear of ATMs and use my credit cards reluctantly.
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Mission146
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June 27th, 2013 at 11:38:43 AM permalink
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Yup sorry it was confusing. Still the juice is pretty high. My money's in a local credit union from back home and I can't access it easily unless I use an ATM. I am setting up a transfer to Chase so I can go to the bank when I need to. I wonder how big players carry all that money. It's a hassle carrying around anything more then a grand.



There are a number of cheaper options than using your Debit Card, and you may wish to call the casino(s) you intend to visit to determine specific information as to what they are.

For example, I initially called the Silverton because it was the first Vegas casino that came to mind, but their agents were busy for too long, so I called the Venetian/Palazzo instead, and asked to be transferred to the cage at the Venetian.

1.) You may cash personal checks at their cage with no fee whatsoever, they will simply run the account through their system, make sure you can cover the amount, and will need a valid State ID.

2.) The Venetian will also cash Traveler's Checks, (which cost, but cheaper than ATM fees, I believe) and the Venetian will provide this service for free, but there is a limit of $1,000 per day.

3.) The Venetian WILL NOT cash a Cashier's Check from your bank, though I imagine there may be places that would.

So, never eat those stupid ATM fees, just figure out what your options are!
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June 27th, 2013 at 11:48:09 AM permalink
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1.) You may cash personal checks at their cage with no fee whatsoever, they will simply run the account through their system, make sure you can cover the amount, and will need a valid State ID.

3.) The Venetian WILL NOT cash a Cashier's Check from your bank, though I imagine there may be places that would.



Wow. That's something that could only ever make sense to a casino.
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June 27th, 2013 at 12:05:35 PM permalink
In Mexico you can withdraw money from most debit cards at Wal Mart, if you pay for any purchase with one. Not large amounts, but it's without any fees. I think some sotres offer this kind of service in the US, too, called "cash back" or something along that line.
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June 27th, 2013 at 12:35:17 PM permalink
Also at most banks you can do a "cash advance" and there is no fee for that, even if it is not your bank. However your bank may charge to do this, it is rare, but possible. The bank justs runs your visa/mc debit card and you sign for it like a purchase.
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June 27th, 2013 at 1:26:16 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I wonder how big players carry all that money. It's a hassle carrying around anything more then a grand.



Big players and even small players who don't want to pay ATM fees have credit lines. My credit line is $5,000 which is enough for me for Vegas. I usually arrive in Vegas with about 60-dollars in cash, enough for a drive-thru at Jack N The Box at Baker plus a soda or two if needed.

Why people carry cash to Vegas has always amazed me... if they are regulars.

My first credit line was for $2500.
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June 27th, 2013 at 1:58:03 PM permalink
Yes, you need to discover the benefits of free casino check-cashing, my friend. It doesn't get much better than that. I assume you have paper checks?

I've found that $5,000 is the most I'm able to carry around comfortably. (Don't tell anyone!)
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June 27th, 2013 at 2:11:16 PM permalink
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So, never eat those stupid ATM fees, just figure out what your options are!



El Cortez has or had an ATM promotion where they geve you back 5% of your atm withdrawl in free play, maximum amount $50 per month ($1000 ATM withdrawl).

No requirement that you had to play any amount or anything, just a flat 5% of ATM withdrawl from their machine. Now their ATM did have a $3.50 charge, but I was willing to eat that. :)

I have actually taken a little break from playing and haven't even been downtown in the last month, so I can't say for sure that this promo is still going.

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