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June 18th, 2011 at 2:12:38 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

In response to the question as to what we carry in Vegas...

I'm surprised no one said, "a .45 ACP..."



That's because a proper fellow carries a Glock, and the Model 21 is a bit big for concealed carry. ;)

As EvenBob and AZ said, nearly every person there has something worth taking. Whether it's a little old lady with her SS check or the high roller decked out in Gucci, both have something a street thug would want. The best bet is following AZ's advice. Keep alert, stay out of low profile areas, and generally keep your wits about you. A very small percentage of thefts are confrontational, most are pickpockets and snatch and grabs. Always keep your money in front of you, and stop ordering doubles just to get waitress attention.

Personally, I don't follow the advice. When I was last in Vegas I wandered around by myself because that's what I do. If there's an alley, I want to see what's down it, or what's on the other side of this building. I'm weird like that. I didn't have any problems, although I'll admit it is not the prefered thing to do.
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June 18th, 2011 at 3:08:20 PM permalink
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June 18th, 2011 at 4:08:56 PM permalink
Other than when going to Las Vegas or some other casino center, I almost never carry more than $100 or $200 in cash. I use my Amex card extensively.

As for "how" I carry cash rather than "what" I carry, I have a money belt I use to transport cash to Las Vegas. Once there, a fair portion stays in the safe. I carry a wallet in my front pocket, but it doesn't even have a section for currency. I do keep a couple of bills tucked away there, even at home, in case I run short. I carry a money clip for currency, and in Las Vegas I carry two clips -- one for "spending" money and one with just larger bills for "gambling" money. I keep these two clips in opposite front pockets; the only thing I carry in a hip pocket is a handkerchief.
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June 18th, 2011 at 4:17:29 PM permalink
Quote: gofaster87

The thieves prey on the weak, so dont look weak, lost or liquored up.

In other words, stay out of Harrah's :)
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June 18th, 2011 at 11:25:19 PM permalink
I am actually more paranoid that I will leave my money in the room safe when I leave than I will get robbed. Most of my money is in basically a money belt(not really, but same purpose). The thing I want to avoid is the pickpocket, and not the person coming up and assaulting me.

I tried just depositing the money in a cage, but after 1 very bad experience I'm not sure if I'll ever try that again.
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June 19th, 2011 at 12:53:30 AM permalink
Quote: soulhunt79

I am actually more paranoid that I will leave my money in the room safe when I leave than I will get robbed. .



They say the only way to keep your money safe it to have it on you. I've said before, I carry mine tightly rolled in a prescription pill bottle in my front pocket. Get one of the taller bottles, its exactly the height of a bill. You can roll $5,000 in hundeds up tight and it just fits in. I can feel it in my pocket, I can touch it from the outside with my hand, if I need to get money from it, go into a restroom stall. I've been doing this since the 80's and it feels very safe to me.
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June 19th, 2011 at 12:58:45 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I carry mine tightly rolled in a prescription pill bottle in my front pocket. Get one of the taller bottles, its exactly the height of a bill. You can roll $5,000 in hundeds up tight and it just fits in.


Sir, I thank you, and am prepared to send you the sum of $1 for exposing me to this wonderful idea. Seriously. I thought you were full of it when I first read it, but I just went and put my cash into a pill bottle. Damn. I wish I had heard of this years ago. I won't need this idea for my Vegas trips, but since I carry exactly $5k for my line of work every day, this is going to be great for me.
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June 19th, 2011 at 1:34:03 AM permalink
Quote: konceptum

Sir, I thank you, and am prepared to send you the sum of $1 for exposing me to this wonderful idea. Seriously. I thought you were full of it when I first read it, but I just went and put my cash into a pill bottle. Damn. I wish I had heard of this years ago. I won't need this idea for my Vegas trips, but since I carry exactly $5k for my line of work every day, this is going to be great for me.



Its almost like a magicians trick. They often take something and fit it into a very small space. If you use a dark bottle, you can't see whats in it. If you ask 5 people if you can fit 5K into one, most if not all would say no way. I always carry a decoy money clip with a couple hundred in it in case I ever get robbed. I also wear baggy cargo pants when I'm in Vegas, the ones the have the huge oversized pockets on the sides, with flaps, and inside them is a smaller pocket with a velcro flap. Thats where I carry the bottle. Pickpocket proof if both flaps are velcro'd closed. Here's a hint. Tap the bottle against the palm of your hand until the roll starts to emerge, and when its out about an inch, you can peel the bills off one at a time and don't have to take all of them out and roll them up again.



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June 19th, 2011 at 3:05:18 AM permalink
Quote: soulhunt79

I tried just depositing the money in a cage, but after 1 very bad experience I'm not sure if I'll ever try that again.



what happened?
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June 19th, 2011 at 7:18:06 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

They say the only way to keep your money safe it to have it on you. I've said before, I carry mine tightly rolled in a prescription pill bottle in my front pocket. Get one of the taller bottles, its exactly the height of a bill. You can roll $5,000 in hundeds up tight and it just fits in. I can feel it in my pocket, I can touch it from the outside with my hand, if I need to get money from it, go into a restroom stall. I've been doing this since the 80's and it feels very safe to me.



Except when the mugger is looking for pills and you show him a pill bottle lmao then your out of luck.

The most I ever carried on me at once was 15,000 IN TWENTIES! They ddint have 50s or 100s when I got it.. that was a heck of a bunch and more then I coudl conceal, but I was too paranoid to not have it on me...so I had it stuck here and there lmao- I dont ever wanna do that again- I just wanted it in hundreds but NOOOO.

Ive heard of people just keeping 1K or 500 buck chips in moneys place and carring a few of them around- alot easier or safer in their oppinion
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