TDVegas
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May 8th, 2022 at 9:37:11 AM permalink
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A few months ago at Red Rock a lady slot player found $1200 wound up with a rubber band on the floor and the slot attendant told her to keep it.


Considering everything is on video and thatís totally against casino policyÖthe slot attendant is lucky he/she wasnít fired.
AlanMendelson
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May 8th, 2022 at 12:57:16 PM permalink
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A few months ago at Red Rock a lady slot player found $1200 wound up with a rubber band on the floor and the slot attendant told her to keep it.


Considering everything is on video and thatís totally against casino policyÖthe slot attendant is lucky he/she wasnít fired.
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How do you know it's against casino policy? This was discussed at the craps table I was playing at and the dealers and boxman were in agreement that the player should keep it.
billryan
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May 8th, 2022 at 1:11:59 PM permalink
Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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May 8th, 2022 at 1:29:59 PM permalink
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Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
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If a slot attendant told me to keep the money I'd keep it.
unJon
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May 8th, 2022 at 1:48:07 PM permalink
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Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
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If a slot attendant told me to keep the money I'd keep it.
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Not sure itís theft at that point anyway.
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May 8th, 2022 at 1:50:03 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
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If a slot attendant told me to keep the money I'd keep it.
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Not sure itís theft at that point anyway.
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Exactly.
billryan
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May 8th, 2022 at 2:29:18 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
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If a slot attendant told me to keep the money I'd keep it.
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Not sure itís theft at that point anyway.
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Exactly.
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You are in possession of property that does not belong to you. If I drop my wallet, does it become yours if you find it?
If I leave my phone at a slot machine, does it belong to the next person who finds it? How about if you find my credit cards?
Are they yours to use? Why would cash be any different?
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
unJon
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May 8th, 2022 at 2:39:36 PM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: billryan

Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
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If a slot attendant told me to keep the money I'd keep it.
link to original post



Not sure itís theft at that point anyway.
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Exactly.
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You are in possession of property that does not belong to you. If I drop my wallet, does it become yours if you find it?
If I leave my phone at a slot machine, does it belong to the next person who finds it? How about if you find my credit cards?
Are they yours to use? Why would cash be any different?
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Possessing something that doesnít belong to you does not, by itself, equate to the crime of theft. There are other components.

No one is arguing that the money belongs to the finder. Though plenty of states do have finders keepers laws on the books.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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May 8th, 2022 at 2:46:06 PM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: unJon

Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: billryan

Casino policy doesn't overrule State law. Taking property that doesn't belong to you is theft. Just because someone drops something doesn't mean it belongs to whoever picks it up.
link to original post



If a slot attendant told me to keep the money I'd keep it.
link to original post



Not sure itís theft at that point anyway.
link to original post



Exactly.
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You are in possession of property that does not belong to you. If I drop my wallet, does it become yours if you find it?
If I leave my phone at a slot machine, does it belong to the next person who finds it? How about if you find my credit cards?
Are they yours to use? Why would cash be any different?
link to original post



Possessing something that doesnít belong to you does not, by itself, equate to the crime of theft. There are other components.

No one is arguing that the money belongs to the finder. Though plenty of states do have finders keepers laws on the books.
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Look up what Nevada says about theft. It comes down to possessing something that doesn't belong to you, leaving with the property that isn't yours and attempting to convert it into your own. Would you be arrested for it? I think that depends if you are a citizen or a mutt. In any case, it would absolutely be against any casinos policy to violate Nevada law.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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May 8th, 2022 at 2:47:24 PM permalink
Just for fun and not to be taken as legal advice.

Googled the Nevada general theft statute. Note there may be more specific statute related to gaming. I didnít look.

It has 10 different acts described that would be theft. Most relevant to finding lost money in a casino is as follows.

Quote: 2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 15 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Chapter 205 Crimes Against Property
NRS 205.0832 Actions which constitute theft.

(d) Comes into control of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property of another person under circumstances providing means of inquiry as to the true owner and appropriates that property to his or her own use or that of another person without reasonable efforts to notify the true owner.



I would think once an employee of the casino tells you to keep it, you have exercised ďreasonable efforts.Ē
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.

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