FleaStiff
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January 19th, 2010 at 3:48:28 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Your friend will get treated a lot better by sticking to one property, wherever it may be, than spreading her action around. ... Switching to another property to change your luck will not help.

I think there is a general understanding that its going to be better for the player to keep all her action at one casino, I think the issue is more having the player feel she is tethered to one particular casino. The bank fee on the checks is high and establishing a good credit relationship with the casino is "in the cards" eventually so it might as well be used promptly. I think the best would be: forget the bank fee, do the wire transfer, stay at one casino... and if things really and truly are not going well for you there and you insist on going elsewhere, be honest with them about it, but first be honest with yourself about it. Going to the au naturelle Mandalay Beach or having some Mandalay Martiniis will probably be more enjoyable than going to a different casino and having bad luck there too. I'd accept both the financial and psychological implications of the tether and have fun.
pacomartin
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February 27th, 2010 at 3:42:39 PM permalink
Most gamblers are highly superstitious as your friend might be. Whatever calculation you propose won't mean much if she loses $5K in her first day, and every ounce of her being wants to change to a different location.

I'm surprised she can't transfer her money and have it valid at any MGM MIRAGE casino. I thought they accepted each other's chips.
Wizard
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February 27th, 2010 at 3:56:20 PM permalink
I wrote about this somewhere already, but you can fairly easily transfer a line of credit between MGM properties. It takes just a verbal request. It takes them about an hour, during business hours.

It seems to me casinos are cracking down on accepting each other's chips. When I was playing at the Pala casino I asked if they would accept a Pechanga chip (I think $25), and the dealer examined it like it was turd, gave it back to me and said, "This isn't Pechanga." Then I tried to get the floor supervisor to over-rule that decision, but she didn't. I've tried other times here in Vegas, but usually get rebuffed. I think if you asked say the Bellagio to take an MGM chip, they would refuse.
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cclub79
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February 27th, 2010 at 6:36:29 PM permalink
In Atlantic City, they specfically have signs that say they will not accept other chips. I think it's the right call. Casinos have to spend time instructing their employees to recognize THEIR chips and make sure they aren't fake. Expecting them to ID the chips from the other ten properties in the city seems unrealistic.
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February 27th, 2010 at 7:07:36 PM permalink
I remember Foxwoods has similar signs, which I believe included the phrase "violation of federal law".

What I don't recall is whether the violation was the customer attempting to redeem foreign chips, or the casino actually redeeming them.

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