Obviously, they prefer to give you cash. That way, there's a chance you'll play it again.Quote: heather
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.
If you ask for part cash, part check, they generally don't hesitate, because they know you're probably going to play the cash.
And (and this is key), if you have the check on you, there's a chance you'll lose the cash, then want to cash the check in.
If you have any portion wired to your bank, they know that's where it's staying, and they have no shot at it. That's why they're reluctant.
Unless absolutely necessary, never leave immediately after cashing out a large amount. I always walk around a bit while looking around to see if I'm being followed.
I wonder if this is the best strategy to avoid a problem. Hanging out allows the nogoodnik who has been monitoring the cashier's window time to call in his confederates. They will then have time to get to the casino garage and follow you home.
Thats the whole point. If noone is following me, they wont know what I drive. But if I ever did feel unsafe, I definately would ask for an escort.
Casino security will walk you to your car, but I don't think they would escort you all the way home. The bad guys on the other hand, would certainly tail you home, and make a move when you step out of your car. Hanging around gives them a chance to get organized, and get in position.
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!
You must see the humor in that, this far removed from the situation! I had a similar situation at Wheeling Island one night after a particularly bad Craps session, and an overly bored cashier asked me essentially the same question, after laughing hysterically, I asked, "What, is the armor-plated truck already out?"