billryan
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November 24th, 2021 at 7:02:33 AM permalink
Just as our President released some oil from the national reserve, it is time for all good Americans to sacrifice a bit and turn in their spare change. Stop hoarding it.
A few years ago, a kid in my neighborhood started a penny drive to buy bulletproof vests for police dogs. The idea didn't start with him, but he adopted the project to help him achieve his Eagle Scout merit badge, or something like that. There were flyers put out and distributed door to door and on the announced date a couple of little leaguers, in uniforms, knocked on our door. It was an incredible success. Channel 12, our local cable news channel did a story on him and how they raised much more than they anticipated but now they were looking for volunteers to help roll all the change. The next day they did a follow-up and announced two local banks had agreed to waive their usual rules and would be accepting the coins unrolled. I forget the amount he raised but it was in the high thousands,.
Americans are, by nature, generous and I believe if this horrific example of casino patrons having to stand on two different lines were to be publicized, they would empty their junk drawers and change bottles and this national nightmare can be put in the rearview mirror.
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November 24th, 2021 at 9:09:30 AM permalink
I guess I'm spoiled. My bank (credit union, actually) will let anyone with an account to deposit loose coins into their account at no charge. They have a counting machine out in the lobby, and it is self-serve. It spits out a voucher that you then take to the teller. I used it a few years ago when my Coke bottle bank was getting full. I got just under $1,000.
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November 24th, 2021 at 9:13:04 AM permalink
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I guess I'm spoiled. My bank (credit union, actually) will let anyone with an account to deposit loose coins into their account at no charge. They have a counting machine out in the lobby, and it is self-serve. It spits out a voucher that you then take to the teller. I used it a few years ago when my Coke bottle bank was getting full. I got just under $1,000.
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Same as my credit union.
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November 24th, 2021 at 9:17:33 AM permalink
I always used my coins for gas station coffee. If it got out of hand, an early morning grocery run at a Walmart self pay, only good time to be in a Walmart anyway to get a decent fresh veggies/fruit selection and avoid the carnival atmosphere. Pennies I pretty much just leave where they are always end up with at least four of them anyway.

Now with the casinos not dispensing the coins itís either keep tickets until itís an amount pennies above a dollar, play it to that amount, or when the cashier line is nearly empty hopefully combined with a chip cashout. Do I need the change? No, giving a casinosí bottom line anything extra is simply an ethics issue for me.
billryan
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November 24th, 2021 at 9:44:23 AM permalink
How hard is it to look at your credits and play it down to an even dollar amount?
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November 24th, 2021 at 10:20:11 AM permalink
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How hard is it to look at your credits and play it down to an even dollar amount?
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I mean that would be pretty difficult. What Iím talking about is if I have .68 or something Iíll take a spin on a 0.60 minimum machine or something.
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November 24th, 2021 at 11:15:29 AM permalink
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The Southpoint, and otherwise player friendly casino, doesn't even give you a ticket back. It just rounds down to the nearest dollar.
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Really? Can anyone else confirm this? I normally speak very highly of the South Point, but they would lose some of my respect if they were doing this.
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In Harrah's, Caesars, and Tropicana in Atlantic City, there are signs on the redemption machines about the coin shortage. Many new players don't read the signs and don't know to wait for the receipts for their missing coins, so they think they have been robbed.

Regarding rounding down, for at least a week Borgata was rounding up. For example, a voucher for $4.25 would get $5.00 from a redemption machine in Borgata.
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It's against Federal Reserve rules to round down. Businesses that cant make proper change are required to round up.
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November 24th, 2021 at 11:32:27 AM permalink
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The Southpoint, and otherwise player friendly casino, doesn't even give you a ticket back. It just rounds down to the nearest dollar.
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Really? Can anyone else confirm this? I normally speak very highly of the South Point, but they would lose some of my respect if they were doing this.
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In Harrah's, Caesars, and Tropicana in Atlantic City, there are signs on the redemption machines about the coin shortage. Many new players don't read the signs and don't know to wait for the receipts for their missing coins, so they think they have been robbed.

Regarding rounding down, for at least a week Borgata was rounding up. For example, a voucher for $4.25 would get $5.00 from a redemption machine in Borgata.
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It's against Federal Reserve rules to round down. Businesses that cant make proper change are required to round up.
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That's the law in NY. I didn't know it was a Federal regulation.
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November 24th, 2021 at 11:41:12 AM permalink
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Just as our President released some oil from the national reserve, it is time for all good Americans to sacrifice a bit and turn in their spare change. Stop hoarding it.



No, you can't make me!

I've "hoarded" all my spare change for more than thirty years and it pretty much fills up a good-sized storage container.

When the zombie apocalypse finally arrives at least I'll have all the change I need to buy my freedom: zombies like spare change, I see them begging for it all the time on freeway offramps.
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November 24th, 2021 at 11:46:19 AM permalink
The casinos could, perhaps, set 80% of their redemption kiosks to cash vouchers in $5 increments (remainder issued as a TITO), and the remaining kiosks to dispense exact value.

Players who like to cash tickets frequently may like this, because they won't have a pocket full of coins.
Slot managers may like this, because people will not have pockets full of change that no machines accept.
Cage managers may like this, because they don't have to keep all the kiosks full of coins, just a few.

Everyone will probably like not waiting in line at the cage over a 47 cent ticket.
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