joenunz
joenunz
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February 6th, 2010 at 4:42:24 PM permalink
I visit Vegas once per year for a long weekend. Usually play $15 BJ tables, betting $15-$50 depending on how the session goes and $10 craps "conservatively" (one come bet, full odds only when up, place 6/8). Also play a few carnival games, roulette and some football to mix it up.

My bankroll for the trip is anywhere from $2-$4k.

We normally visit lots of strip casinos with one visit downtown...this year we plan on the opposite...

We will stay at the Golden Nugget (my favorite casino in Vegas) and probably play there AT LEAST 4 hours per day.

My question is, besides the fact that I don't have to carry as much cash or travelers checks with me, is there any other advantage to opening a casino credit line?

Do you need to open a line of much larger than my bankroll of a few thousand to not be "laughed at"?
Do I need to settle up markers after every session?
What other questions should I be asking?

Alternately, is it better/worse/easier to send the casino a check in advance?

I suppose my overriding question is how much of "high roller" does one need to be to avail themselves of "casino banking" services?

Thanks for any insight. I enjoy reading the posts here, The Wiz has developed a very knowledgable user base!
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darrenfromindy
darrenfromindy
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February 6th, 2010 at 5:09:33 PM permalink
I usually have a similar "trip bankroll" and find casino credit (technically "marker signing privileges" since markers are considered "checks" in Nevada)to be very convenient. The benefits are you usually have 30 days to pay off the markers (or they cash the marker on your checking account). It's an easy way to carry money. I don't like to leave Las Vegas owing money so I usually write a personal check at the cage to "settle up" before leaving town. The only downside is that how much credit you get is determined by your 90 day average daily balance in your checking account. MGM Grand and NYNY now have a minimum of 10k to open up new accounts. Most of the casinos on the Strip have minimums of anywhere from 2500-4000. I have 5k at Golden Nugget. I don't think it enhances offers any (that's still based on your play).It hasn't in my experience at my level anyway.
AZDuffman
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February 8th, 2010 at 8:49:34 AM permalink
Quote: joenunz

I visit Vegas once per year for a long weekend. Usually play $15 BJ tables, betting $15-$50 depending on how the session goes and $10 craps "conservatively" (one come bet, full odds only when up, place 6/8). Also play a few carnival games, roulette and some football to mix it up.

My bankroll for the trip is anywhere from $2-$4k.

We normally visit lots of strip casinos with one visit downtown...this year we plan on the opposite...

We will stay at the Golden Nugget (my favorite casino in Vegas) and probably play there AT LEAST 4 hours per day.

My question is, besides the fact that I don't have to carry as much cash or travelers checks with me, is there any other advantage to opening a casino credit line?

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There is a school of thought that says casinos give more and better comps to credit customers. I don't play enough at one place to make credit worthwhile, but it seems logical. Macy's gives extra perks to holders of their card, why not casinos? At the least they keep you on their property longer.

I think most any casino will give you better treatment as a credit customer. But it would depend on the casino. At a smaller house like GN it should matter more. At a Harrah's property you might just get less abuse.

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