petroglyph
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June 1st, 2018 at 6:19:32 PM permalink
I was in the men's room at Harrah's Laughlin, and while washing my hands I noticed a nice custom silver ring, with jewels. I picked it up figuring someone might want it back and promptly took it to the cage. I asked them if there was a lost and found, and received an almost hunh in return, followed by a yeah sure, and I handed them the ring.

I think it was someone here who said, I should have attached my name to a return slip or something, in case the ring wasn't claimed, maybe it would be donated to me vs the casino?

I don't want a reward, but what the heck, I'd rather me decide it's fate than the casino. I hope it's owner got it back, but without the slip or note, far as I know it went home with the cage person.
MrV
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June 1st, 2018 at 9:01:49 PM permalink
I've seen Chinese, Indian and traditional American style buffets, but never an all Mexican food buffet.

Are there any all Mexican food buffets in Las Vegas (or anywhere else in the USA for that matter)?
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FleaStiff
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June 3rd, 2018 at 2:56:05 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Until i learned otherwise here, I assumed money dropped in a casino was finders keepers.

Better to learn it here than in Las Vegas and most definitely better to learn it here than in Colorado.
wellwellwell
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June 3rd, 2018 at 7:38:01 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I've seen Chinese, Indian and traditional American style buffets, but never an all Mexican food buffet.

Are there any all Mexican food buffets in Las Vegas (or anywhere else in the USA for that matter)?


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MrBo
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June 3rd, 2018 at 7:47:07 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux



Until i learned otherwise here, I assumed money dropped in a casino was finders keepers.



If I am not mistaken, Las Vegas attorney Robert Nersesian has addressed this issue several times and the legal answer seems to go against common sense in that money lost in a casino legally belongs to the casino, not those who find it and this includes slot credits.
Gandler
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June 3rd, 2018 at 7:51:02 AM permalink
Quote: MrBo

If I am not mistaken, Las Vegas attorney Robert Nersesian has addressed this issue several times and the legal answer seems to go against common sense in that money lost in a casino legally belongs to the casino, not those who find it and this includes slot credits.



Is that not that case with most businesses and property in general? That money sitting within the property is presumed to be owned by the property owner, unless specifically on an individual?
darkoz
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:19:04 AM permalink
Quote: Gandler

Is that not that case with most businesses and property in general? That money sitting within the property is presumed to be owned by the property owner, unless specifically on an individual?



Hell no

If I am in burger king and see a $10 bill behind the counter then I assume it belongs to them

If i see it laying under a table with a tray full of just eaten burgers i assume it belongs to the prior customer and if i dont see that customer its mine

I am definitely not handing it back to the restaurant

Now if its a lost wallet with money I hand it into management

One time i found broadway show tickets on the floor of burger king. Handed them into management. Maybe 20 minutes later i saw a couple searching the floor for something lost. After i made sure they got their tickets they gave me $20 as a reward
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Gandler
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June 3rd, 2018 at 9:36:55 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Hell no

If I am in burger king and see a $10 bill behind the counter then I assume it belongs to them

If i see it laying under a table with a tray full of just eaten burgers i assume it belongs to the prior customer and if i dont see that customer its mine

I am definitely not handing it back to the restaurant

Now if its a lost wallet with money I hand it into management

One time i found broadway show tickets on the floor of burger king. Handed them into management. Maybe 20 minutes later i saw a couple searching the floor for something lost. After i made sure they got their tickets they gave me $20 as a reward



I was not asking your personal ethics, I was asking about property law. I doubt BK would spend the time and money prosecuting you for picking up a dollar bill.
But, why would you go behind the counter to a restricted area to look for dollar bills? That sounds suspicious as is.....

However, casinos are a different matter because they already have an issue with homeless people who literally do nothing all day but wander around and look for dropped chips and tickets..... So it makes sense that casinos crack down in their property, otherwise the problem would be even worse....
gamerfreak
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June 3rd, 2018 at 10:15:02 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Hell no

If I am in burger king and see a $10 bill behind the counter then I assume it belongs to them

If i see it laying under a table with a tray full of just eaten burgers i assume it belongs to the prior customer and if i dont see that customer its mine

I am definitely not handing it back to the restaurant

Now if its a lost wallet with money I hand it into management

One time i found broadway show tickets on the floor of burger king. Handed them into management. Maybe 20 minutes later i saw a couple searching the floor for something lost. After i made sure they got their tickets they gave me $20 as a reward


I once found a $20 bill in while checking out at Walmart and promptly handed it to the cashier and told them I had just found it.

Would you just pocket a wallet, a pair of sunglasses, or a cell phone if you found it laying around? I think most people would call any of that stealing.

Why would lost petty cash be any different than any other property, and automatically be considered fair game to any bystander?
billryan
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June 3rd, 2018 at 10:35:36 AM permalink
I haven't seen it in Vegas, but at the Sands,AC, I encountered a guy who scavenged drinks and beers people left behind. I thought I saw him doing it but wanted to be sure so next time I saw him I observed. When it was obvious what he was doing, I reported him.
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