I have played many cash bets on blackjack with no problems. If the dealer wants ti change it out fir chips wave her or him off and say, NO thats bad luck. I have yet to be refused.
Same here. I've never had a problem doing this on BJ, roulette, or craps. It's probably just a house rule that's rarely enforced.
Its amazing to me that the casinos don't enforce this rule as it is one of the more serious policies out there.
Oh well, not in my house :)
It used to be very common, even up to about 2005 or so. Now most places won't allow it.
I've only seen it on Asian-centric casinos, and Asian-centric games. Bac at the Gold Coast and the Palms.
If it's less than $10,000 what is the government's interest?Quote: FleaStiff
The Feds don't like it
Quote: SanchoPanzaIf it's less than $10,000 what is the government's interest?Quote: FleaStiff
The Feds don't like it
Laundering dirty money becomes increasingly simplified with "money plays".
Really depends on the exact procedures of the house in question, but here is a scenario.
Let's suppose I place a wager of $100 with illegal currency.
If I lose, the dealer drops the currency in the box, and I leave the table (assuming I am intentionally using illegal currency).
If I win, the dealer may do one of two actions, depending upon rules of that particular casino:
1. The dealer pays me $200 in cheques, collects the currency wager, and drops the $100 currency in the drop box.
2. The dealer pays me $100 in cheques for the winning wager, leaving the currency on the table.
If #2 applies, I have the option of retaining the illegal currency (putting it back in my wallet) and either cashing out the cheques at the cage for "clean" cash, or continuing to gamble with the $100 worth of cheques.
In either case, the original "dirty" money never made it into the casino's inventory of currency, and nobody would ever be able to track it down.
Not from what I've seen. There have been plenty of instances where I've seen someone throw down money for a bet in craps, and the dealer/box books it. Granted, all of these situation may have been with players whom the dealers knew well, but whatever the case, that's what I've observed many times here in Vegas.
I've seen this most often at craps. One time at Bellagio, an older Asian gentleman walked up to a mostly empty craps table with his family in tow. He would throw down a benjamin and shout out "hard eight!" The stick would say "that's a bet!" and half the time, the dice would be thrown and he had lost before they even put the black chip on the layout. He did this about 6 or 7 times before walking away a loser.