unJon
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May 10th, 2022 at 3:17:47 PM permalink
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A certain BJ author makes a point of checking the lost and found for $100 bills and claims he is successful enough to make it worth his while. Of course, he also almost got banned for taking excess free waters but that is life as an AP.
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That hypothetical does fit the definition of theft.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
billryan
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May 10th, 2022 at 3:40:15 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

A certain BJ author makes a point of checking the lost and found for $100 bills and claims he is successful enough to make it worth his while. Of course, he also almost got banned for taking excess free waters but that is life as an AP.
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That hypothetical does fit the definition of theft.
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I think it runs more towards fraud, but it is almost certainly illegal.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
unJon
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May 10th, 2022 at 3:47:27 PM permalink
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Quote: unJon

Quote: billryan

A certain BJ author makes a point of checking the lost and found for $100 bills and claims he is successful enough to make it worth his while. Of course, he also almost got banned for taking excess free waters but that is life as an AP.
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That hypothetical does fit the definition of theft.
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I think it runs more towards fraud, but it is almost certainly illegal.
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Yeah maybe both.
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 10th, 2022 at 3:55:53 PM permalink
Casinos go to fantastic lengths to prevent dealer collusion with players. Yet employee collusion with players to claim found money that has gone unclaimed for a long time? A thousand here, a thousand there . . . it all adds up.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
daveyandersen1
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May 10th, 2022 at 4:39:50 PM permalink
I THINK FINDERS KEEPERS, LOSERS CAN KISS MY AS$$$$ !!!!!
TDVegas
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May 10th, 2022 at 11:31:07 PM permalink
My friend found $100 in $20’s on the floor of the Bellagio about 2 months ago…near the blackjack pit. Turned it in. They wrote up the report. If in 30 days the money is not claimed…it’s his. He picked up the $100 two weeks ago.
AlanMendelson
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May 10th, 2022 at 11:57:51 PM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

My friend found $100 in $20’s on the floor of the Bellagio about 2 months ago…near the blackjack pit. Turned it in. They wrote up the report. If in 30 days the money is not claimed…it’s his. He picked up the $100 two weeks ago.
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So what happened to Nevada law?

My guess is that there is a difference between a casino finding the money and a player finding the money.

Follow up question:

What if the player found CHIPS and not cash? Would it be treated any differently?

(Don't jump all over me. I'm asking questions.)
crapsgenius
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May 13th, 2022 at 12:22:22 PM permalink
I guess if you find a wad of cash with no ID in Vegas.
My first question to myself would be: "If I turn it into
security or the police .... "What are the ODDS it will be
returned to its rightful owner?" Where do I clik Wizard?

Possibly when this happens, it is a gift of God for
the finder.

I have returned wallets and lost dogs and the owners
showed no appreciation for my kind deed. If I find anything
with a name on it. I always turn it in... I have found at least
20 cell phones in the last 17 years and turned them all in.
My cell phone came back about 19 out of 20 times... not bad ODDS.

Just a few words of wisdom.
What are the odds you will find a wad of cash
in Vegas? They are good ... I am up over $600 in
about 17 years .... I have scooped up cash
just floating down the strip .... It is amazing, no one
was looking down. It pays to scan the ground once
and a while in Casinos and anywhere in Vegas.
Benjis, Tokens .... unplayed cash .... [Check out
the unplayed cash rules with NRS NEVADA].... Always put cash in before
you cash out and you are safe .... I don't know
the rules.

My best find was a laptop with Lexus Keys in a
computer bag Mirage Parking lot. I walked up to the concierge at
the Mirage and had to force her to take it .... I
hope she turned it in to security.... Would have
been fun though to trash a Lexus .... but
why take the risk? A few words of non-wisdom.
Oh, yea, for one reason or another I have found
about 10 credit cards....Just drop them in
your closest mailbox ... that is easy. Do not
ever scam a CC.

Oh Yea... I am walking down the street next to
a CVS and see a Forever 21 Gift Card on the
sidewalk. I scooped it up and later discovered
it had a $25 credit on it. I went to the outlet mall and bought a
nice shirt and discovered who Taylor Swift was
with the music they were playing... Yes
wrote too much. You never know when will
hit the big one just walking around Vegas....
rxwine
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May 13th, 2022 at 12:32:37 PM permalink
Try magnet fishing in Lake Mead. Might find a rusted Tommy gun.
The Hall of Unverified Claims is a vast place with many shelves.
SOOPOO
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May 13th, 2022 at 2:03:25 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 it’s 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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Last casino visit I did find a phone AND a credit card in two separate areas. Both times I tried to find the owner but failed, and turned them in to lost and found. If I found a small amount of money I would also try and find the person who lost it, but after a reasonable effort, would just keep it. I'd risk the jail time. Seriously, if you found $1k on the street with no one nearby, what would you do?

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