heatherhow
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May 18th, 2012 at 1:43:08 PM permalink
I found a $5000 chip at one of the casino's. They would not let me cash it in. They said they track all the high dollar chips and if I didn't know who it belonged to they couldn't cash it out. Do you think that I could play a table with the chip and try to cash it out that way?
Ayecarumba
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May 18th, 2012 at 1:50:20 PM permalink
Was this in Nevada? If so, there are regulations prohibiting folks in your situation from cashing in.

On the other hand, if you were to buy in for more than $5k in cash, play some hands at different tables, then color up to leave...
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only1choice
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May 18th, 2012 at 1:51:50 PM permalink
I can't speak for your particular casino but mine keeps track of all big chips of that domination. I would't risk it unless you have a friend who regularly deals with that size.
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heatherhow
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May 18th, 2012 at 1:52:04 PM permalink
Yes. In Nevada. But if I just want to play the chip I found you think there would be a problem?
only1choice
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May 18th, 2012 at 1:56:17 PM permalink
I will let some of the locals confirm, but I believe you could be charged with theft.
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only1choice
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May 18th, 2012 at 2:00:18 PM permalink
This might be of some help.
http://voices.yahoo.com/what-find-money-casino-chips-on-6222116.html
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heatherhow
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May 18th, 2012 at 2:02:09 PM permalink
I looked at that myself. Thanks for the link though.
TIMSPEED
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May 18th, 2012 at 2:03:39 PM permalink
I cashed out a $1000 and a $500 chip at Rio when I was there over the weekend...absolutely zero play history there...
But I think maybe a $5000 chip might gain attention...
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
rdw4potus
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May 18th, 2012 at 2:05:27 PM permalink
I doubt they'd take it at the table, either.

if this is something you really want to do, I'd try one of two things:

1. (if you have $$) buy in for $15 or $20k. Play for a while. Add this chip to your stack. Announce that you're leaving. They'll say something like "what do you have there? I'll call the cage to tell them you're coming." And you're in...

2. Find a big player about to buy in for cash. Sell him/her your $5000 chip instead. You might have to give a discount...

Please be advised that while these methods may work to achieve your purpose, they may also add to the illegality of your actions. I am not advising that you try either method. This is purely hypothetical.
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heatherhow
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May 18th, 2012 at 2:10:32 PM permalink
That's a thought. I wish I was a high roller like that and could take that risk.... :) Then I wouldn't worry about a little $5000 chip. Thanks for the #2 suggestion also.

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