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darkoz
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September 1st, 2018 at 3:57:16 PM permalink
What if you were a casino and wanted to practically and legally steal from customers? Best way to do it is just a few pennies at a time. Those add up to a lot when its the large volume turnover

Well I have now seen at least 2 casinos that do this. I dont know if its new but here is how it works

When cashing out your voucher at an automated redemption machine you receive your money ONLY as hard paper currency

Any change up to 99 cents is given to you as a slot playable voucher

I suppose if you want to wait on line at the cashier to get your pennies you can

Or throw it back into the slots for a ridiculous few penny quick spin

Most people will probably just shrug and throw it away.

And wallah hundreds of thousands of dollars kept by the casino a few pennies at a time totally legal

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TigerWu
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September 1st, 2018 at 4:05:05 PM permalink
I vaguely remember being in a casino that did this and I went right to the cashier to get my change. Didn't faze me for one second. Half the time I go to the cashier to cash out those tickets anyway. No way in hell would I just throw it away. It's money.
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September 1st, 2018 at 4:07:12 PM permalink
Hard Rock Hollywood Florida does this.
BleedingChipsSlowly
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September 1st, 2018 at 4:30:08 PM permalink
Foxwoods does this.
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mcallister3200
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September 1st, 2018 at 4:41:19 PM permalink
Havenít counted how many places Iíve seen this but has to be at least a dozen.
AxelWolf
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September 1st, 2018 at 5:06:25 PM permalink
Has anyone else noticed some of the TITO machines now have 2 options one of which is a donation to charity? I wonder what would happen if you accidentally hit the donate button for a large amount and wanted it back?

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Since its free and convenient, I normally park at Casino Royal when I go to the strip. It's kinda a pain in the ass driving in from the strip with all the foot Trafic blocking your path to the alleyway between CR and the Venitian while avoiding hitting one of the vagrants that sit there, but it beats the alternatives(and I never forget where I parked).

Today I found a 15 cent CR slot ticket floating around outside on my way to Harrahs. I was going to toss it back on the ground but I thought I would just give it to the vagrants that hang outside in the alleyway(watch them fight over it (-;).

As I peeked around the corner in the alleyway to find someone to give it to, I noticed Metro had a van there and they were arresting a few guys. I noticed a new no loitering sign posted on the wall where they were being detained and normally sit.

The ticket is still in my pocket. Dont tell Mission how much it is, I'll put it face down and see if he will fish it out of a urinal next time he's in Vegas. (-;
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onenickelmiracle
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September 1st, 2018 at 6:11:07 PM permalink
It's not a new thing yes. Those coins can add up to a large percentage of a person's gambling budget in a day. It's not unusual for myself to wind up with a few dollars of coins in my pocket at the end of the day. I don't think it's necessary for a casino to do this, but they're saving money refilling machines, and retaining ownership of the spare change. It's kind of corrupt of course, because they're not paying the full value of what they owe in one step. Very chintzy.
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FleaStiff
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September 1st, 2018 at 6:57:04 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

And wallah hundreds of thousands of dollars kept by the casino a few pennies at a time totally legal

It is "voila'' from the French and no I have no idea how to type that accent mark on a computer. It means 'see there' 'demonstrated' 'proven' 'made apparent'.

Casinos always 'nick' bettors in some manner.

Roulette "should' pay 5.26 when you have bet 5.00 but they only give you the 5.00.

Making you feel like a cheapskate and making you walk to the cage to get your pennies is just a way they can get you to 'donate' money they would otherwise have to keep in their machines.

Some banks do this too. They round off the pennies to the dollar amount.
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September 1st, 2018 at 7:00:54 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

It is "voila'' from the French and no I have no idea how to type that accent mark on a computer. It means 'see there' 'demonstrated' 'proven' 'made apparent'.

Casinos always 'nick' bettors in some manner.

Roulette "should' pay 5.26 when you have bet 5.00 but they only give you the 5.00.

Making you feel like a cheapskate and making you walk to the cage to get your pennies is just a way they can get you to 'donate' money they would otherwise have to keep in their machines.

Some banks do this too. They round off the pennies to the dollar amount.



Isn't getting $5 for a $5 bet in Roulette called Even Money? I may be confused.
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FleaStiff
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September 1st, 2018 at 7:47:43 PM permalink
It is known as 'house edge'... 5.26 percent. Its that painless twenty-six cents that they 'nick' you for to pay for all the free booze.

Its a similar principle with those TITO "pennies'... they just nick you for a few pennies and no one feels like trekking to the cashier to get full value on it.

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