Vegasrider
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June 16th, 2023 at 3:09:05 PM permalink
So this particular machine requires you to do a two step process to collect your voucher. I hit cash out button then it asks you YES or NO. Stupid, you would think hitting the cash out button is good enough. Anyways, I hit the 1st of 2 and left to play BJ. After 30 minutes I started digging for my voucher and couldn’t find it. I then realized I may have left it in the machine. Walked over, no voucher or credit. Oh well, someone got lucky and found $700. As I continued to play BJ, a floor supervisor comes by and ask this voucher looks familiar? So security or slot attendant tracked my voucher from my players card. And because I was being rated playing BJ, the voucher was returned to its rightful owner.
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June 16th, 2023 at 3:39:47 PM permalink
Maybe whoever snatched it from the machine tracked you down with maybe a bit of help from surveillance or a bystander.
Where is the lost and found dept. in the casino for lost vouchers worth more than $1? I usually just hold on to them for half an hour to see if the person returns or walks by and try to flag them down. Of course the broke vultures nearby wanted that voucher and I get a bit of hate from them.
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June 16th, 2023 at 3:39:47 PM permalink
Or they noticed the machine wasn't cashed out and checked the camera to locate you.

I suggest this because it happened one time my daughter left a voucher in the slots while using someone else's card.

Maybe twenty minutes later they approached her and asked if she was that other person (luckily a female name). She was on the ball and replied yes even though not only wasn't that her name but she was currently playing another slot with yet another person's name.

The attendant said security noticed she left her voucher in the slot and handed it to her

So clearly they hadn't located her based on her current card activity but on her prior use of a card at the time she left the money in.
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June 16th, 2023 at 4:09:09 PM permalink
I have found large amounts of money ($100.00+) left in machines on a few different occasions. I always cash it out and hand it over to an employee. They have the ability to either check whose voucher it was based off the player's card that was in the machine OR track the last player's movement through the casino through surveillance footage and give it back to him/her. I have no clue what they do with the voucher if the person is not known to the casino, has already left the casino, and did not use a player's card to play.
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June 16th, 2023 at 5:38:38 PM permalink
Quote: McSweeney

I have found large amounts of money ($100.00+) left in machines on a few different occasions. I always cash it out and hand it over to an employee. They have the ability to either check whose voucher it was based off the player's card that was in the machine OR track the last player's movement through the casino through surveillance footage and give it back to him/her. I have no clue what they do with the voucher if the person is not known to the casino, has already left the casino, and did not use a player's card to play.
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I believe in most States money (tickets, chips, etc....) left in machines or on the floor becomes the property of the casino if not reclaimed by the original player. And, how much effort they have to put in to locate the player who abandoned it can vary.

I also doubt most casinos are going to spend who knows how many manhours to track down somebody who intentionally left less than a dollar in a machine clearly because it was not worth taking the time to cash out and getting in the cashier line (since many ticket machines don't give change anymore).
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June 16th, 2023 at 5:44:28 PM permalink
At Spirtit Mtn. casino yesterday I observed a woman drop her TITO ticekt, and I immediately brought this to her attention.

Gotta wonder if I'd have been that "johnny on the spot" had she and I NOT been in full view of the security personnel sitting at their station ten feet away.

It's just so tempting the think "finders keepers..."
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June 16th, 2023 at 6:15:12 PM permalink
Six months, give or take, ago I was playing VP late at night (for me) at Plaza. I hit the cash out button received my TITO. After receiving the ticket, I noticed the screen said, something to the effect of, 'printer error'. As I had my ticket in hand I did not think much of that. (mistake #1). Also, knowing I would be back the next day, I did not cash out my ticket (mistake #2).

The next evening I return, place my ticket in a VP machine; it will not take. Walk over to a second VP machine, it will not accept my ticket. Odd.
I go to the cage and explain that the machines are not taking my ticket. Tap, tap, tap. Tap, tap, tap. "This ticket has already been cashed."

As you can imagine, I go from calm to red hot anxious in a second and a half.
I try to explain, how was the ticket cashed if I just presented it to you? To which the cashier could not answer the question, but also was not having any of my argument. "Go talk to the slot attendant". Whaaat?!? OK, fine. It turns out no manager was on property. "Come back in the morning."

I return in the morning. Explain to the manager I have a ticket, and I would like my money.

The manager comes back and says, something to the effect of, "the blonde lady you were with cashed out the ticket". As you can imagine, I go from calm to red hot anxious in a second and a half. "Ummmmm, I am not here with anybody." "OK. I'll be right back."

In conclusion, apparently, when the machine that locked up with the 'printer error' was 'reset' by the slot attendant my TITO was re-printed (after I was long gone), the slot attendant asked the blonde, "is this yours?" "Yes." She instantly got up, cashed out, and split.

To the credit of the Plaza, after I sweat off 10 pounds, I was given my money.

Ugh.
Vegasrider
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June 16th, 2023 at 6:43:52 PM permalink
Pretty easy to track who’s ticket it was. Based on my player’s number, they knew I was the last one playing that machine and I was now at the BJ table. The floor supervisor returned it to me. I think because of the amount the casino made every effort to track me down. If it were just change or a buck or two, I don’t think they make the effort
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June 16th, 2023 at 9:01:39 PM permalink
I knew of a guy who was a Slot whale and would purposely leave $50+ tickets in machines when he couldn't max bet $250 credit wagers or more! There would literally be a slew of vultures swooping around machines he was playing at, waiting for him to get frustrated and leave,trying to pick up those leftover credits.

And he would hit quite a few hand pay jackpots every night, however he would also leave many of those W2-G forms around the machines as well. So I'm thinking this guy had some real money problems that couldn't be easily solved!
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June 16th, 2023 at 11:40:14 PM permalink
did this twice, unfortunately.
plus found one as well.

1) i left a $300+ voucher in golden nugget in ac because i was also txting with phone and had to leave.
put away my phone and walked away. at the voucher machine (30sec away), i realized i didnt my have voucher.
returned and my voucher was gone.

went to security and files a report.
a few hrs later, got a call from them saying it was cashed but know who cashed it.
they called him/her and said return the $ else they're perma-banned.
got my $!

2) left a $300+ voucher in machine at Horseshoe baltimore because i went to quick check on another machine 30' away.
but did not have direct line of sight.
returned and my voucher gone.

minimum wage grandpa security checking id was clueless and said to talk to a slot supervisor.
talked to her. she went into the machine and got the ticket #. confirmed i t was cahed.
she got her mgr.
slot mgr said there's nothing she can do. i asked at least ban that person. nope.
lazy b*tch didnt even call security to id the person.

3) heard a slot beeping. looked and saw a $150 voucher sticking out.
since im a regular at this casino, turned it over to security.

4) i've cashed MANY abandoned vouchers below $1
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June 17th, 2023 at 11:16:20 AM permalink
I have been tracked down when a game refused to print a $30 voucher. I moved nearby to play something else. A tech fixed the error and walked off with my ticket before I could say anything. Someone in a suit gave me the ticket a short time later after confirming my name. I was surprised they went to such lengths for a small ticket.

On the other side of this, I have been to a casino that "paid" me a blank ticket. I am not sure of the amount, but I think it was like $25. The manager said the casino would follow up with me. They never did. It was only pocket change, so losing the money is not that upsetting. I was not happy about the casino ignoring it though.
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June 19th, 2023 at 5:31:50 AM permalink
Quote: 7NeverWins

I knew of a guy who was a Slot whale and would purposely leave $50+ tickets in machines when he couldn't max bet $250 credit wagers or more! There would literally be a slew of vultures swooping around machines he was playing at, waiting for him to get frustrated and leave,trying to pick up those leftover credits.

And he would hit quite a few hand pay jackpots every night, however he would also leave many of those W2-G forms around the machines as well. So I'm thinking this guy had some real money problems that couldn't be easily solved!
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that happened to me on my last trip. Go to check a machine, realize there was 35 credit in the machine, didnt think anything of it because its always 1$/100credits so i put my ticket because i find something and then realize that the bet level was 1$/1credit. there were also 2x empty 10k roll on the machine lol
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June 28th, 2023 at 9:34:11 PM permalink
Last time at Bellagio, I had a machine literally print a blank ticket and then lock up. After a LONG wait, finally got a slot attendant who then had to get hold of another person. In the end they paid the ticket value in cash on the spot.

At my local casino I have experienced a number of cases where a ticket I printed no longer worked anywhere else. I would eventually take it to the cashier. They are always very "secretive" in this situation, but basically they end up sending one of the managers out to the machine that printed it and in the end they cash me out in person. I talked to one of the managers and one specific machine was notorious for experiencing issues like this.
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