DRich
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November 25th, 2021 at 8:07:12 AM permalink
Before moving I went to Wells Fargo to redeem all of my coins. They no longer accepts coins unless they are rolled. They used to take your coins and send them off to their central location to be counted and deposited in your account a few days later.. In Las Vegas you can find the Coinstar machines that charge a fee if you want the cash or you can purchase gift cards without any fees. I used my coins at Coinstar to get $405 worth of credit at Hotels.com for my trip.
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AxelWolf
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November 25th, 2021 at 8:49:33 AM permalink
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Not sure if it was mentioned already but there are casinos currently offering a premium if you bring in change. Not saying that confirms there is a shortage. Also most if not all the casinos I visit have a donation option on their atms for the remaining change on your tito to some random charities.
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Are any Vegas casinos offering this? I have about $1,000 in change.
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That was happening a while back ago, I don't know any place in Vegas that was doing it, but guys did really well out of state, the premiums were fairly significant. I suggest being a bad citizen hoarding your coins hoping for the next good opportunity.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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November 25th, 2021 at 9:08:01 AM permalink
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I believe in the free market. If their coin shortage was so desperate, they would buy coins from the public above face value. Have they done that? I rest my case.
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I think El C was once of the casinos that offered premiums and/or extra percentage. But that was last year. They池e not so desperate today.
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November 25th, 2021 at 9:11:38 AM permalink
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Not sure if it was mentioned already but there are casinos currently offering a premium if you bring in change. Not saying that confirms there is a shortage. Also most if not all the casinos I visit have a donation option on their atms for the remaining change on your tito to some random charities.
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Are any Vegas casinos offering this? I have about $1,000 in change.
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That was happening a while back ago, I don't know any place in Vegas that was doing it, but guys did really well out of state, the premiums were fairly significant. I suggest being a bad citizen hoarding your coins hoping for the next good opportunity.
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Can you give examples of the premiums? I know the local Burger King was giving a free Whopper for bringing in $10 of rolled coin, but nothing worth keeping your money fallow for a few years waiting for another opportunity, especially as we are shifting to a cashless economy so quickly.
People in Europe are constantly finding huge hordes of coins their parents and grandparents saved that are now worthless since the switch to the Euro.
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November 25th, 2021 at 9:12:29 AM permalink
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I suggest being a bad citizen hoarding your coins hoping for the next good opportunity.
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A few years ago, I started a real effort to get rid of my change once I discovered the local bank no longer has a free redemption machine.

I managed to spend nearly a two gallon jug of change. I had less than a cup left when the shortage and premium redemptions began. 🤬
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November 25th, 2021 at 10:20:49 AM permalink
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Quote: Viper21

Not sure if it was mentioned already but there are casinos currently offering a premium if you bring in change. Not saying that confirms there is a shortage. Also most if not all the casinos I visit have a donation option on their atms for the remaining change on your tito to some random charities.
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Are any Vegas casinos offering this? I have about $1,000 in change.
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That was happening a while back ago, I don't know any place in Vegas that was doing it, but guys did really well out of state, the premiums were fairly significant. I suggest being a bad citizen hoarding your coins hoping for the next good opportunity.
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Can you give examples of the premiums? I know the local Burger King was giving a free Whopper for bringing in $10 of rolled coin, but nothing worth keeping your money fallow for a few years waiting for another opportunity, especially as we are shifting to a cashless economy so quickly.
People in Europe are constantly finding huge hordes of coins their parents and grandparents saved that are now worthless since the switch to the Euro.
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It's been a while and I was caught up doing other stuff, so I didn't get around to it, but it was good enough that I had a trip planned with a few leads on a nice supply of quarters. Viper probably knows more regarding the deals, details and percentages. IIRC Upwards of 25% with a few hundred limit. I think Riggs/Dux did well.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AlanMendelson
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November 25th, 2021 at 2:24:21 PM permalink
At Suncoast I just cashed a ticket for $20.75 and the 75 cents came out as nickels.
DRich
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November 26th, 2021 at 3:03:10 AM permalink
I believe last year or so Ellis Island was giving a 50% premium in free play for redeeming coins. I took in a few hundred dollars worth,
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November 26th, 2021 at 4:04:53 AM permalink
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I managed to spend nearly a two gallon jug of change. I had less than a cup left when the shortage and premium redemptions began. 🤬

CITIZEN DJTB:

Well done !

I had part of a quart sized zip-loc bag of coins and when I redeemed them at Coinstar, it was about $ 90. 2 gallons of coins must have taken a while to spend down. I think I had a normal-ish distribution of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.

Oh, the good ol' days in Vegas. The first time I hit 4 deuces years ago was a coin-pay somewhere down the Strip, perhaps at the TROP but I'm not sure, so that was 1000 quarters. They had to come over to do a re-fill, open the "hood" and pour in a small burlap bag or two of quarters. Woot woot.
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November 26th, 2021 at 7:27:01 AM permalink
Almost impossible to have a shortage of coins. Very possible to have a problem with circulation. In the case of ticket redemption, it is mostly a matter of not wanting to spend the money keeping the entire floor stocked with them. Cheaper to keep only the cage stocked. Very tacky, especially when Bellagio doesn't give coins at the redemption machines, but Jerry's Nugget does.

It always gives me bad vibes when a billion dollar corporation ask customers to donate to charity. If it means that much to them, let the executives and share holders donate profits.

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Last time I turned in my coins was when the casinos were closed in 2020. Rolled them and deposited about $200 at the bank. Think I have more than that now. I don't care about getting a premium for it, I just don't want to be charged a fee. Anyone know any places in Las Vegas where I can do that? Would even open an account at any bank that lets me deposit them.

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