AlanMendelson
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November 20th, 2021 at 7:49:38 PM permalink
Nevada has strict rules about how the casinos must treat unredeemed vouchers and a large percentage of the money must be donated to the State. Its not all profit for them.

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/dec/20/forget-a-casino-ticket-heres-what-happens-to-the-m/

So Wizard what were you playing that gave you an odd 16 cents?
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November 21st, 2021 at 3:28:48 AM permalink
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Nevada has strict rules about how the casinos must treat unredeemed vouchers and a large percentage of the money must be donated to the State. Its not all profit for them.

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/dec/20/forget-a-casino-ticket-heres-what-happens-to-the-m/

So Wizard what were you playing that gave you an odd 16 cents?
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That just implicates the state as a co-conspirator!
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November 21st, 2021 at 6:39:21 AM permalink
Ideally, they would have the donation bin for this. Two of the casinos that I frequent have easy to spot donation bins...and they even give change (as of right now).

Without a donation bin, but in a casino that gives change, I usually just leave the coins in the cup...but will sometimes take the quarters if I don't have any parking meter quarters in the car. If someone else wants the change, they can have it. I guess what I will do in casinos that don't give change (and don't have a donation bin) is just print out the change ticket to waste some of their paper and throw it in the trash.

Of course, the casinos are almost certainly not actually tallying up and donating what goes into the donation bin...but it's fun to pretend.

I just figure these huge mega corporations with market caps in the billions care about literal pennies more than I do. Not surprised. Either way, I didn't care about the coins before and I don't care about them now...if not in a hurry, the most I would do is sometimes, "Play off," the change to try to get it to the next even dollar amount up or down.
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November 21st, 2021 at 6:54:51 AM permalink
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So Wizard what were you playing that gave you an odd 16 cents?
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I was playing Buffalo Gold Collection, for purposes of making a video I wrote about in another thread.
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November 21st, 2021 at 7:03:21 AM permalink
Just was at Suncoast. Vultured $5.86 at UTX. Put voucher in the machine and got $25.86. (Started with $20) I used the dime as a ball marker. The rest of the coins will go into a vat I have at home. Once a decade or so I do something with the coins I accumulate. Hearing about the shortage I may do it now.
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November 21st, 2021 at 8:15:23 AM permalink
The Southpoint, and otherwise player friendly casino, doesn't even give you a ticket back. It just rounds down to the nearest dollar.

If you do have accumulated coins you'd like to turn into cash, most grocery stores have a coin star machine. They charge a vig if you want cash (I have no idea how much) but pay you at face value in Amazon cards, which, if you are like me, are = to cash. I think there are other vig free options as well.
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November 21st, 2021 at 8:39:37 AM permalink
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If you do have accumulated coins you'd like to turn into cash, most grocery stores have a coin star machine. They charge a vig if you want cash (I have no idea how much) but pay you at face value in Amazon cards, which, if you are like me, are = to cash. I think there are other vig free options as well.
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11.9%, according to the Coinstar website. I also use the Amazon option; it usually pays a large chunk of my annual Amazon Prime fee.

A few years ago, I brought a considerable amount of change to the cage at a Vegas casino (can't remember which one), and they converted it to bills without any fee - even though there was a Coinstar machine pretty much ten feet away from me.

Oh, and if anyone needs quarters in Vegas that badly, I know a place where you should be able to get them - the change maches at the Pinball Hall of Fame.
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November 21st, 2021 at 9:29:07 AM permalink
I don't know...

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
AlanMendelson
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November 21st, 2021 at 10:26:49 AM permalink
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So Wizard what were you playing that gave you an odd 16 cents?
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I was playing Buffalo Gold Collection, for purposes of making a video I wrote about in another thread.
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Then the 16 cents represented a business expense/income. Did you write it off as waste? (I'm being facetious.) But everyone with businesses needs to account for these pennies. They add up.
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November 21st, 2021 at 11:12:41 AM permalink
These numbers may have changed a bit but a few years ago, it was said that about half of the US coins made since 1965 are not in circulation. That is especially true with cents and half dollars, and then people started saving their quarters as well once each quarter is now a limited edition, only produced for six weeks or so.
Pre-1965 coins that contained silver have long since disappeared from circulation, as have most pre-1959 pennies.
People's spending habits have changed. With many people using plastic, the little change they do get tends to be emptied out of pockets and accumulated, not spent.
I used to save all my change and around Thanksgiving, I would roll it up,cash it in and it would go towards Christmas presents. I still save it, didn't roll it last year, and have about thirty dollars tops, after two years. When I lived in NY I'd have about $200 a year. These days I can go a week without getting coins as change.
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