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Is it worth the hassle?

Calgary, Canada
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Is it worth the hassle?

Looking to apply for casino credit as an easier and safer way to bring my roll to Vegas, but after speaking with the credit dept it is not only a long process but you will be tied to that particular casino. I am a crawler so don't want to be tied down and don't want to get lines at every location...what to do? What do others do with their roll???

Indianapolis,IN
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1. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

I have marker signing privileges at several casinos on the strip. The big thing is making sure you carry an average daily balance to cover your limits. I thought the process was pretty easy and it beats carrying cash. I don't mind carrying 1 or even 2k on me, lots of people do it and utilize in room safes.

Niagara Falls...
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2. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

Traveller cheques are what we use all the time, every casino cashes them, we have never had a problem in over 40 trips to Vegas.

Dallas
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3. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

How much money are you talking about?

I have used travelers cheques the same as ccandwater and never had a problem anywhere cashing those at any of the casino cages.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

I did not find it to be a hassle to sign up for casino credit. We filled out some paperwork, gave them a blank check (unsigned) and a couple fo weeks later, we had marker privileges.

Although one casino, I think it was Harrah's demanded a copy of my marriage certificate before it would grant us a joint marker line -- even though the bank account was a joint account. But my wife and I don't have the same last name, so that could have been the reason they wanted to verify that we were married.

We got marker privileges at MGM, Harrah's, Venetian and Mirage -- so we were covered up and down the Strip.

I never signed for markers at the tables; all I ever did with my credit line was to cash checks at the cage. If you think of a casino line of credit as a check cashing card, you will see how convenient it is.

Toronto, Canada
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5. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

Traveller cheques? They still exist??

Edited: 28 November 2013, 04:07
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6. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

chase bank near strip...

new york
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7. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

We use travellers cheques also.

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8. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

To actually answer your question, probably not. Here's why. If you were to really bring enough cash to warrant a marker, the casino would be reaching out to you and facilitate your "roll". If it's just a few grand, bring it in cash like thousands of others or if you're not comfortable with that, heed the advice of the other answers you've received.

Calgary, Canada
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9. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

Thanks for the feedback. Will most likely bring cash as usual and mix in some TC. Will eventually get the line when think ahead enuf. Vegas in 9 days....

Sturgeon Bay...
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10. Re: Is it worth the hassle?

Travelers checks. Safe and easy.