AlanMendelson
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November 28th, 2021 at 3:52:24 PM permalink
There was a six cent voucher left on the trash can next to a ticket redemption machine.

I consider that a voluntarily and conscious abandonment of the six cents. There is no moral violation if you picked it up.

If you sat down in a restaurant booth and found a phone on the booth cushion you would assume the phone was lost. Keeping the phone would be an immoral act.

Back to the ticket scenario: the ticket for six cents was left hanging out of the printer slot. For six cents I'd consider that voluntarily abandoned as well.

But if the ticket was in a slot machine printer for $600 and not 6 cents I'd call an attendant.

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.
LuckyPhow
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November 30th, 2021 at 2:16:25 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.



Perhaps the attendant had concerns...

Quote: Public Address Announcement

Will the player who lost the $1,200 roll of bills over by the slot machine please form a single line to the left of the Cashier window.



I don't doubt your story, but I couldn't resist.
darkoz
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November 30th, 2021 at 3:11:10 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: AlanMendelson

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.



Perhaps the attendant had concerns...

Quote: Public Address Announcement

Will the player who lost the $1,200 roll of bills over by the slot machine please form a single line to the left of the Cashier window.



I don't doubt your story, but I couldn't resist.
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The attendant gave really bad advice IMO.

I actually left about $1300 in a slot after winning a really large jackpot. Got paid and went to celebrate forgetting I had cash still inside.

Of course, I remembered and rushed back to find the money taken.

Security ID'd the guy and while I didn't get the money back the guy had to face charges in court.

I imagine the same charges would be filed for a swiped $1200 from the floor.
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AlanMendelson
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November 30th, 2021 at 8:37:00 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: AlanMendelson

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.



Perhaps the attendant had concerns...

Quote: Public Address Announcement

Will the player who lost the $1,200 roll of bills over by the slot machine please form a single line to the left of the Cashier window.



I don't doubt your story, but I couldn't resist.
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The attendant gave really bad advice IMO.

I actually left about $1300 in a slot after winning a really large jackpot. Got paid and went to celebrate forgetting I had cash still inside.

Of course, I remembered and rushed back to find the money taken.

Security ID'd the guy and while I didn't get the money back the guy had to face charges in court.

I imagine the same charges would be filed for a swiped $1200 from the floor.
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It surprised me as well.

I found out about the incident while playing craps. Surprisingly all of the staff at the craps table including the pit boss and boxman agreed with finders keepers.
billryan
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December 1st, 2021 at 6:02:21 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: AlanMendelson

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.



Perhaps the attendant had concerns...

Quote: Public Address Announcement

Will the player who lost the $1,200 roll of bills over by the slot machine please form a single line to the left of the Cashier window.



I don't doubt your story, but I couldn't resist.
link to original post



The attendant gave really bad advice IMO.

I actually left about $1300 in a slot after winning a really large jackpot. Got paid and went to celebrate forgetting I had cash still inside.

Of course, I remembered and rushed back to find the money taken.

Security ID'd the guy and while I didn't get the money back the guy had to face charges in court.

I imagine the same charges would be filed for a swiped $1200 from the floor.
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Who kept the money? Hpppw did they prosecute a guy for stealing yet keep the money? That doesn't seem to make sense.
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mcallister3200
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December 1st, 2021 at 7:53:58 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Quote: darkoz

Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: AlanMendelson

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.



Perhaps the attendant had concerns...

Quote: Public Address Announcement

Will the player who lost the $1,200 roll of bills over by the slot machine please form a single line to the left of the Cashier window.



I don't doubt your story, but I couldn't resist.
link to original post



The attendant gave really bad advice IMO.

I actually left about $1300 in a slot after winning a really large jackpot. Got paid and went to celebrate forgetting I had cash still inside.

Of course, I remembered and rushed back to find the money taken.

Security ID'd the guy and while I didn't get the money back the guy had to face charges in court.

I imagine the same charges would be filed for a swiped $1200 from the floor.
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Who kept the money? Hpppw did they prosecute a guy for stealing yet keep the money? That doesn't seem to make sense.
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I think itís actually pretty common in theft for people stolen from not to be reimbursed despite criminal charges. Money already spent, most petty thieves deadbeats with no assets or money so provided they donít gouge paychecks itís not that enforceable beyond a misdemeanor on their record. I had a hotel housekeeping theft where I got about 20% back, the only part I got back was a store where they spent money took the items back and cut me a check.
darkoz
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December 1st, 2021 at 9:38:25 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Quote: darkoz

Quote: LuckyPhow

Quote: AlanMendelson

About a year ago a player at Red Rock found $1200 in rolled up $100 bills on the floor by a slot machine. The attendant told her to keep it.



Perhaps the attendant had concerns...

Quote: Public Address Announcement

Will the player who lost the $1,200 roll of bills over by the slot machine please form a single line to the left of the Cashier window.



I don't doubt your story, but I couldn't resist.
link to original post



The attendant gave really bad advice IMO.

I actually left about $1300 in a slot after winning a really large jackpot. Got paid and went to celebrate forgetting I had cash still inside.

Of course, I remembered and rushed back to find the money taken.

Security ID'd the guy and while I didn't get the money back the guy had to face charges in court.

I imagine the same charges would be filed for a swiped $1200 from the floor.
link to original post



Who kept the money? Hpppw did they prosecute a guy for stealing yet keep the money? That doesn't seem to make sense.
link to original post



The person was tracked to the redemption machine and ID'd there. Unfortunately he made it out of the casino.

He was apprehended when entering another casino property a few weeks later and we were both given a summons to appear in court with myself as plaintiff against the (now named) defendant. So they probably caught him on a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) official warning which is something Casinos share amongst themselves for security purposes.

I appeared and he didn't and a warrant for his arrest was posted.

And that's the last update I have.

So I never got the money back but this guy lives with a bench warrant for his arrest over his head.
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MrV
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darkoz
December 1st, 2021 at 12:11:21 PM permalink
Eventually he'll be found, and if convicted the court will order as part of his sentence that he pay you back, usually over time, calling it "restitution."

A guy I know had his car stolen many years ago, it was recovered but was slightly damaged; he itemized the damage for the court and when the thief was convicted he was ordered to pay.

No money came for many years, but now about ten years later some restitution payments are finally being made and received.
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TomG
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December 1st, 2021 at 8:25:07 PM permalink
I am not above taking any slot vouchers I see laying around, or any credits I find on machines. I just cannot come close to 70-cents per trip. Maybe 70-cents per day for me. Best I've ever done was a $15 voucher. It was sticking out of a bartop machine and I sat there for about an hour waiting for someone to come get it, so I was fine keeping it. Don't think I've ever found anything over $2. But I did have one for close to $30 expire and I'm sure I've lost plenty others.
rxwine
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December 2nd, 2021 at 5:44:51 AM permalink
I don't think I've ever done anything consistent when I see one. I hide ashtrays on top of machines and have put tickets up there as well. I've played ones adding my own money and cashed them out and set them on a machine next to me. And I've ignored them and watched other people pick them up. I've never seen any casino personnel do anything with them, so assume that is verboten.
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