PayTheLine
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September 4th, 2012 at 12:28:02 AM permalink
Cashing out a huge win (low 5 figuers) at an reservation casino. After the count was verified a cashier accually set off one of those party poppers INSIDE the cage! I said i wasnt happy at the added attention that was brought to the stuation as i would be walking out with a few stacks of benjamins. Needless to say i asked for a securety escort and recieved it. Anyone else experience unwanted attention at a cage? How was it handled?
ewjones080
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September 4th, 2012 at 2:14:02 AM permalink
Yeah that sounds a little childish to do something like that.. It's not a novelty prize, it's CASH MONEY. It's serious business when it gets to that amount..


Once, during orientation at another casino I worked at, the guy running the orientation told a story about a guy that won either a tournament or huge jackpot, in the vicinity of $50K. Not only did he request cash, but he refused a security escort to his car. Fuck that shit, I'd like a couple 7' tall Kung Fu Master bodyguards please, and police escort with lights flashing as I drive to the bank..
NicksGamingStuff
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September 4th, 2012 at 3:04:40 AM permalink
Can't they wire the $ into your checking account?
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September 4th, 2012 at 3:29:28 AM permalink
Quote: PayTheLine

Cashing out a huge win (low 5 figuers) at an reservation casino. After the count was verified a cashier accually set off one of those party poppers INSIDE the cage! I said i wasnt happy at the added attention that was brought to the stuation as i would be walking out with a few stacks of benjamins. Needless to say i asked for a securety escort and recieved it. Anyone else experience unwanted attention at a cage? How was it handled?



How did they know you didn't lose 5 figures? Did you tell them you won?

I don't play in your area but this is bizarre. Cages are usually solemn and for them to even stock poppers let alone set one off is odd for many reasons. There must have been a supervisor on hand to verify and approve the transaction so who made the call on the popper?

When was the CTR generated before or after the celebration?
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FleaStiff
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September 4th, 2012 at 3:32:08 AM permalink
ANYTIME you want a security escort you will get one immediately. No questions asked. No minimum amount of money required.

Often a casino will broadcast over the PA a sum they have "paid out that day" but NEVER have I heard of an instantaneous celebration that clearly identifies someone carrying a wad of cash. Many times a cage clerk is required to call out "Full Rack" but that is mainly so her boss can watch her if he wants to. Many casinos now require a cage clerk indicate a transaction above a certain level, but its not done over the public address system. Many casinos require all cage clerks to verbally offer a security escort above a certain level.

A casino can indeed wire money directly into your bank account but be sure you have the correct numbers from your bank. A casino can also give you a check. If you live in California, many Vegas casinos can have a California corporate entity make the transfer, the same way you can often pay off a marker to a general sounding California corporation.

I think it was at the old Barbary Coast that one lovely cage clerk asked me if I wanted a security escort to my car when she was giving me my one dollar bill for my very last chip that I was determined to cash in rather than wager. I wanted to smack her!
DJTeddyBear
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September 4th, 2012 at 4:57:58 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I think it was at the old Barbary Coast that one lovely cage clerk asked me if I wanted a security escort to my car when she was giving me my one dollar bill for my very last chip that I was determined to cash in rather than wager. I wanted to smack her!

I can't fault her for that. Sure, it's silly, and in a dagger twisting manner, just adds insult to injury from having lost, but you gotta see the humor in it.

On the flip side, I'd be outraged at the situation described in the original post. Not only would I not want the attention, there's no way the cage clerk would know if I was ahead or behind.
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FleaStiff
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September 4th, 2012 at 5:36:00 AM permalink
>but you gotta see the humor in it.
Yes. She was young, happy, good-looking and told me I should have bet it. I'm sure she was right. Its just that it was indeed a knife-twisting moment and I didn't want to lose my last dollar since I might not have had enough gas to get back to Los Angeles.

>Not only would I not want the attention, there's no way the cage clerk would know if I was ahead or behind.
Oh, I think if they are any good at their job they soon learn a way to tell ... winners have a certain spring to their step and smile when they walk up to the window. Its only losers who are glum.
Ibeatyouraces
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September 4th, 2012 at 5:46:28 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
heather
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September 4th, 2012 at 5:49:30 AM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

Can't they wire the $ into your checking account?



In my experience, at least, it is very easy to wire money into the cage, and extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get them to wire money back to you when you leave. I've always had to settle for a cashier's check, or a check drawn on the casino's account.
FarFromVegas
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September 4th, 2012 at 5:57:25 AM permalink
While I'd love to be cashing out for so much, I'd certainly want to keep that to myself. I might have asked for a popper to bring back to my room, though!

I once had a guy who I thought was following me after I cashed out $700, but I keep aware by nature when I'm alone in a casino anyway so I ditched him near a security guy and brought the money up to the room before going back to find my sister. When I colored up only $500 and looked around for the cage, the pit guy immediately asked me where I was parked. I thought that was nice that he didn't want me walking out alone with even that amount, but I was just converting back to cash to join my husband at the slots. I guess some places are more protective of female guests.
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