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What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

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What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

Someone told me that they wire transfer $10k to the hotel they are staying at. Well, i can't do that. But the question on my mind is...what if anything....could i expect if i were to wire, say $2k to the hotel/casino....and then dip into that for my gambling.

Think there would be any perks?

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1. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

Read this: …rr.com/leisure/…2006-10_cgwydeserve2.htm

explains a little bit about why you should get a LOC - even for a low amount.

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2. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

Nope. $2k will not even get an eyebrow raised. If you have $2k in the bank (or more) instead of wiring it, establish credit with the hotel. Having a marker is a whole lot easier than fooling around with the wiring of money.

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3. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

I read the post from Jaco's suggestion. I still don't get it. So, instead of wiring the money, and then taking from it during the week, I would get a line of credit, based on my average daily balance in my checking account. Then, i would get a bill after i leave town?

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4. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

Other than having money easily available, wiring money to the casino does not get you any status. Nor does a line of credit. Only gambling a lot does. This is a common myth.

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5. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

I read the Jaco's post. Getting a line of credit is nice but does not help get you comps. Normally the least amount you can ask for is $500 this is what I have been told at the strip casinos. Yes I get markers along the strip. All I am saying is that if you want a marker you will have to get a line of credit and when you ask for a marker it should be in increments of $500. This is what I have been told by MGM and Harrah's properties.

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6. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

They don't care how much money you have, they only care how much you gamble.

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7. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

Back to the original question - no perks for just wiring money in - just like there are no real perks for getting a marker - unless of course you have a history.

BTW - wiring in money is sometimes referred to as opening a "front money account." Only difference between this and a marker is that you don't pay it back. Also - wiring in money to casinos is something that various gov't agencies keep an eye on - as it used to be, or maybe still is, a favorite way to "clean" money.

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8. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

Vegasdragon is absolutely correct. It's all about the amount of $$$ you play and the amount of time you are playing.

I'll be using my markers at Paris in 17 days...;0)

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9. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

The first time I went to Puerto Rico, I wired 2,500.00 to the casino. I think they were a little P.O.'d. Anyway I found it to be a hassle asking for markers instead of having the cash on me. Besides when you run through the $$$ you brought to the table, its a good idea to take a break.

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10. Re: What if i were to wire xfer $$ to a casino?

wiring $$$ is convenient - that's it. the casino rates you on play, specifically time, min bet, game theo loss = comps.

it's not what you have, it's what you gamble