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Scotty71
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October 22nd, 2012 at 2:25:12 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why don't casino's have a credit card slider
at every gaming table, like they do in every
store in the country. They take up no room,
and it would eliminate the dealer handling
cash. It would be a win/win for the casino
and the customer. They wouldn't have to carry
cash and the casino would get more play
out of a customer because they would spend
more.



I think it's because they dont have to or need to. Its not worth the headache with credit card fraud and disputed charges. I could only imagine the amount of martingales and angry gambling that would take place if you could just swipe a card at the table.
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October 22nd, 2012 at 2:31:44 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

I wonder why they don't have someone in the pit that is licensed to handle real estate transactions,
so you can get a second mortgage on your house without leaving the table.



In-house pawn brokers would be handy too.
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ThatDonGuy
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October 22nd, 2012 at 2:33:23 PM permalink
Here's an alternative: have bill breakers also be able to issue "temporary" debit cards (similar to how some casinos have machines that issue players' club cards on the spot), so the players don't have to bother the dealers with credit card transactions.

I can see a number of problems with this; the most obvious one, in my opinion, is delays when somebody gets a card that just doesn't want to be read by the table's reader.
Paigowdan
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October 22nd, 2012 at 2:35:22 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

I wonder why they don't have someone in the pit that is licensed to handle real estate transactions,
so you can get a second mortgage on your house without leaving the table.



Funny you should say this, I met a mortgage broke I will use by dealing to him.
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October 22nd, 2012 at 2:44:16 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Here's an alternative: have bill breakers also be able to issue "temporary" debit cards (similar to how some casinos have machines that issue players' club cards on the spot), so the players don't have to bother the dealers with credit card transactions.

I can see a number of problems with this; the most obvious one, in my opinion, is delays when somebody gets a card that just doesn't want to be read by the table's reader.



At Turning Stone in NY, slot players load cash onto their players' card to use on the slots. The gaming machines do not accept cash, and the slot cards must be reloaded at the aisle-end atm-style machines. But, table games still take cash only. I could see Turning Stone and others going to an all-card system, but still relying on the stored-value card system rather than a debit/credit card system.
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MathExtremist
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October 22nd, 2012 at 2:55:19 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why don't casino's have a credit card slider
at every gaming table


They can't -- CC companies don't accept gambling charges. In the wake of a many disputes and chargebacks in the early 2000s, plus the passage of UIGEA, CC companies stopped taking charges coded with gambling transactions (online or otherwise). There's no question that swiping a CC at a table or slot game would significantly streamline operations (and virtually eliminate parking-lot theft), but CC companies won't let it happen.
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24Bingo
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October 22nd, 2012 at 3:33:01 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Only allow debit cards. No charges.



I don't think this is actually true...

Quote: EvenBob

I think the casino doesn't do it because they
can't hide the charges from the gov't like
they can hide cash.



Of course it is.

Most casinos let you back up markers with major credit cards, don't they? Isn't that pretty much the same thing? It's just consolidated, so the dealers don't have to put up with it...
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ahiromu
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October 22nd, 2012 at 3:46:57 PM permalink
I'm almost positive that debit cards cost the vendor something.
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TIMSPEED
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October 22nd, 2012 at 3:54:23 PM permalink
Yes..
The slot machines/etc are on an intRAnet
The ATM machines are on an intERnet
The two do not mix.
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October 22nd, 2012 at 3:56:15 PM permalink
They can't be bothered using some bank and paying transaction fees and personnel costs.
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