Rather than hijack that thread, I have started this one.
However, I did realize there is a potential problem with "up front money". So far, in all of the casinos I have asked, all have said only 1 person can be the signee on the 'deposit'. So, if I put $5K in 'up front money' in the cage, and then I die the next day, my wife cannot get the money. I'm sure the estate can eventually get at the money, but the casino will have it locked up until the legal process can get sorted out.
I think that is a huge advantage of the casino credit program. They are loaning you the money to play with. If you die, I would bet the first thing they do is draft any money owed, directly from your account, ASAP.
It does make me wonder what would happen if you were playing craps, and had $2K sitting in the rack, and you died right there. Does the casino;
-- lock up the money in the rack, and notify the estate they are holding the money?
-- lock up the money in the rack, NOT notify anyone, and wait for the unclaimed funds statue to run out ?
-- have some obscure rule in place that allows them to just keep the chips outright ?
-- allow the person who is sharing your room, with the same last name, to take possession of the money ?
Some Nigerian Princess is gonna read that and get an idea, and we'll all start getting a whole new set of spam.
But seriously, is that really your biggest concern when you go to a casino?
My biggest concern? Well, probably not my biggest, but it is something I have considered. My daughter was living with the father of their two kids, when he died. The legal mess we had to sort through was a disaster.
So, I would like to be an informed traveler in Vegas. If $2K sitting in the rack becomes casino money, then rest assured, from now on, I will have 400 in the rack and 1600 in my pocket. My wife and kids can certainly make better use of my money than the casino. I don't mind losing some, while taking a shot a winning more, but I have zero interest in making moves that just results in the casino taking the money.
I honestly don't know the answer, at least not yet. I've seen a few people die on the job, but in all cases I was obviously more concerned with the person than where the money went. The most recent was a very elderly women whose aorta ruptured, she bled out right there all over the BJ table. I'm pretty sure the event was saved, I'll go back and see if I can determine what course her money took. Barring that, I'll ask around and see if I can find you an answer.
When I saw this thread title, I thought it was gonna be about the latest suicide at the Venetian last night. Guy fell, or jumped, into the valet "drop off" area. That's not a pun. Heard about it from a local cabbie's tweet.
I was surprised at how many times this happens. Or to be more clear, how many times it happens or is attempted vs. normal everyday life/locations. I know of three here in 18 months. One was a guy fighting with his g/f. He jumped from the 3rd floor and landed on top of the casino (about 15ft, no big deal). Another jumped from the 8th floor garage onto the street, pretty sure he lived but was terribly injured. Another girl came here and blew her entire college tuition money on her way to school and tried jumping from the top of the garage, but was stopped. Seems to be an odd resolution to money/compulsion issues.
Yipes!! That "entire college tuition money" was probably just one semester's tuition money but even if it was indeed four years worth that she went through in the casino, didn't she know she could earn it back in Vegas very, very easily and still make it to the first day of her classes with no trouble at all.Quote: Face
Another girl came here and blew her entire college tuition money on her way to school and tried jumping from the top of the garage, but was stopped. Seems to be an odd resolution to money/compulsion issues.