billryan
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January 21st, 2020 at 9:50:51 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

There are 38 branches of Chase (about 6 are ATM only) in Las Vegas (including the strip, technically not in the city). Closest to the Strip appear to be 6-8 blocks east, on Flamingo or Tropicana. They're in strip malls in a lot of cases, just a small storefront teller.



Do you want to walk six to eight blocks east on either of those? Either in heat of the day or the dark on night? Is wasting an hour walking there an effective use of your gambling time in order to save a $6 ATM fee?
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January 21st, 2020 at 9:55:44 AM permalink
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Do you want to walk six to eight blocks east on either of those? Either in heat of the day or the dark on night? Is wasting an hour walking there an effective use of your gambling time in order to save a $6 ATM fee?



I guess I made the assumption that the desired amount of cash was more than an ATM would dispense. If that's not the case, the on-site ATM is best even with casino-level fees. But I think the part about the costs for debit/credit advances was meant to indicate that a transaction with the cashier was happening & that only makes any sense at all if it's a transaction over the ATM limit.
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January 21st, 2020 at 10:36:21 AM permalink
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Do you want to walk six to eight blocks east on either of those? Either in heat of the day or the dark on night? Is wasting an hour walking there an effective use of your gambling time in order to save a $6 ATM fee?



Would depend on the expected loss per hour of the game! Walking could be the best monetary proposition in every respect!
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January 21st, 2020 at 11:19:23 AM permalink
If you are heading out this weekend, it's probably too late to open an account, but there are some banks that reimburse ATM fees.

Also, what do you mean "best" place to shoot craps? The best odds (100x) is at the Cromwell. The lowest minimums can be found at Jokers Wild out in Henderson (you probably would want a car to get there) -- $1 during the week, and $2 on the weekends. As mentioned upthread, MSS has a good combination of $5 minimum and 20x odds.
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January 21st, 2020 at 11:24:22 AM permalink
Need to factor in the "walking through a sketchy place with a wad of cash" factor. That's got to be worth a few bucks. Note that Wells Fargo's Saturday hours are only 10 am - 2 pm.

Why not just bring the cash with you? Carrying five figure amounts discreetly on your person is not a big deal.
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January 21st, 2020 at 11:52:31 AM permalink
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Why not just bring the cash with you? Carrying five figure amounts discreetly on your person is not a big deal.


Agreed. This is what I've always done, up to $19k for my biggest roll. I used to bank at Wells Fargo but the Vegas branch hours never worked out combined with my travel plans (i.e. coming in after they close, need cash to gamble right away obviously).

OP could be a true high roller. I would probably draw the line around $50k. At that point if I were not doing some kind of AP, I would set up a line of credit. If doing AP, well. I guess the line is a lot higher :P. Or just bring a smaller amount on my person, and plan a trip to the branch when they open.
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January 22nd, 2020 at 4:06:20 AM permalink
Thanks! I was planning on heading out that way anyhow and I have a Citibank card.
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January 22nd, 2020 at 10:28:40 AM permalink
Idk your planned br amount, or your relationship with various casinos, but there is another option. I can write a check at the cage for 4 figures without any service fee, that goes thru the same type validation as any other merchant runs. I have a 30 year relationship with them and a higher-tier status, and am usually staying on property with a credit card on file at the front desk (normal check-in procedure).

So you might make a phone call or two and find out if your destination offers this, and what their limits are. I'm sure it varies by customer.
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January 22nd, 2020 at 10:59:54 AM permalink
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I can write a check at the cage for 4 figures without any service fee, that goes thru the same type validation as any other merchant runs.



Will they let you do that as front money? Iím tired of carrying cash through the airport hoping I donít get hit with a random inspection and having to explain the cash. Civil forfeiture is a damn pain.
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January 22nd, 2020 at 11:32:23 AM permalink
A planned trip to Vegas and you are wondering where to get cash?

Um....why not just bring it with you?

Concerned about where to get it in neighborhoods you donít know seems like not a good plan.

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