How do you transport your cash?

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  1. testmember, Jan 20, 2009

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    What do you do to make sure your cash stays secure? Do you keep all your cash in the same place or split it up on your person? Cash, Travelers checks, Cashiers checks, credit, or something else?
     
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  2. FullHouse, Jan 29, 2009

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    Well, when I go to the casino I only take my debit card. I try to never carry cash on me anymore, simply for safety reasons. I have gotten those prepaid Visa cards from my bank and have taken those in place of my debit cards though.
     
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  3. lucky4688, Jul 30, 2009

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    I don't use my debit card at the casino because of the ridiculous atm charges that they usually have. A ten dollar atm charge isnt worth it, i dont care how much money your taking out to gamble with. I recommend cash, large bills, front pocket, and just dont get complacent or loose with guarding your money. Especially if your drinking. The tables appreciate large bills, easy to count when buying in. And no matter what, no fifty dollar bills!!!
     
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  4. jonapple, Sep 25, 2009

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    why no fifty dollar bills,,I've never heard this?
     
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  5. lucky4688, Sep 29, 2009

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    I've been told by many serious gamblers that fifty dollar bills are bad luck in gambling. Im not a very superstitious person at all, but you honestly dont see them very often and i definately dont want to bring bad luck if i can help it. The house holds a pretty good edge already ya know. So i guess i just heard it from ppl at local casinos and friends that have been throwin dice way longer than me. But when you really get down to it, what bills you use to buy in with, most likely hold no bearing on whether you will be a winner or loser at the table. Its just fun i guess....Similar to calling your bets off when the dice are rolled off the table and theirs a stick change.
     
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  6. ChumpChange, Feb 14, 2010

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    I think a fanny pack & a belt coin bucket that zips up can protect your cash & chips. I like to stuff winnings away in the coin bucket, or use it when I need to transport 90-180 chips to another table or to the cashiers cage. I outgrew the belt loop, so I've probably lost the bucket for now.
     
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  7. THE PUNISHER, Apr 18, 2010

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    Usually I take about $2,000 folded in half with a rubber band wrapped over it. Last time I won a total of $12,000 I was so paranoid of losing the money that I shoved it in a sock and put it in my briefs, while in bed and everywhere I went.
     
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  8. kvetsh, Dec 13, 2010

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    A Magnetic Money clip holds large bills great. Just don't get near any room keys with it!
    Don't forget to ask for "color" when leaving the table, converting many smaller chips into fewer large chips.
     
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  9. basicstrategy777, Dec 13, 2010

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    If you gamble at the same casino often you can give your money to the cage tell them you want to use it as front money. You write markers to use this money. You can walk out with as much or as little money as you like by leaving it with the casino.

    10,000 dollars (100's) folded in half and wrapped with an elastic is only an inch thick ; should not be a problem carrying it.

    Don't flash your money, bad people are watching. Don't count your money in your car.I did that once and someone tried to rob me in the garage at Foxwoods. They were not successful.

    777
     
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  10. hittingpoints, Jul 11, 2011

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    All my cash and wallet goes in the front right pocket on my pants or shorts.
    The only time anything goes into the back pocket while i'm on the floor is if it's cargo shorts with a button.

    In the rack, I keep all my big chips in the middle. And shuffle anything orange or better into my pockets as well.
    Also, i TRY to shoot with a team, and usually will have an entire side of the pit (at least stick left 1,2 and 3 taken up, which helps with some security there.

    Always try to have someone with you, especially if you go on a huge heater and start turning green chips into purple chips, this gets noticed quickly.

    The advice of taking chips/cash to the cage and setting a marker system works at the beginning of the night as well as at the end, if you just walk to the cage and ask them to hold them, and pick them up the next day when no one notices you that works if you're playing where you're staying (usually).
     
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  11. $nakeEye$, Jul 12, 2011

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    For what it's worth -

    My wife and I went on a cruise out of NYC on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship -

    We live in North Jersey - Parsippany -

    MY suggestion was that the $8,000.- bankroll that I took aboard to play BlackJack was to be in American Express Travelers' Checks - $ 100.- denominatio -

    At the time ( at the bank ) it seemed to be a very wise / astute move -

    All went well -

    Until -

    At the casino cage -

    Linda and I had to to sign 80 travelers' checks -

    That scenario got to be old too fast -

    A lesson learned -

    But OTOH I sweated customs when I left the ship with $ 16,000.- in cash -

    My $8,000 plus their $8,000 -

    That I liberated from them !
     
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  12. $nakeEye$, Jul 12, 2011

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    That's the way to go , Baby !

    Trust NO ONE !!!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. hittingpoints, Jul 12, 2011

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    One piece of advice that I write about in a bankroll management chapter of my book (shameless self promotion) is if you're on a trip, whether to AC, Vegas, or anywhere else where you're going for multiple days, is to find a local branch of your bank, or open an account at a bank with branches at both places.
    If you happen to go on a run where you turn 2 or 3K into 20 or 30K you can drop it in the bank before you skip town.

    This will do two things
    1) keep the money safe from others
    2) keep the money safe from yourself.


    Think about it. You go to vegas for a week and you bring 8000 cash with you.
    you budget your expenses plus 1K/night for gambling.

    Night 1, you go on an incredible heater. you turn you buy-in into 15K (i've done close to this a few times, and im sure im not alone on this board).
    Now what? You want to walk around vegas with almost 25K in cash?
    Wanna trust the room safe? how uncomfortable?
    Not for me, I go to the bank of america and deposit it. In fact, when flying out, i load up the BOA account and ONLY bring that card with me.

    BOA isn't my primary bank, but i maintain an account for travel type purposes...not just gambling ;)
     
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  14. Hardeight, Jul 12, 2011

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    Maybe US Grant was bad at craps?
     
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  15. Hardeight, Jul 12, 2011

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    Warmer weather I store my chips in cargo shorts.Colder weather I use a hoodie
     
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  16. $nakeEye$, Jul 13, 2011

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    Total BullShit !!!!!!!!!!!!

    This idiotic statement by superstitious idiots warrants no further response than the above -

    Advise your " serious gamblers " to either get a life or play monopoly - better yet try Bingo - and let them get a bell that they can ring when O69 comes up !!

    Give me a friggin' break !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. TwinStix, Jul 13, 2011

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    I love this forum!!
     
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  18. Hardeight, Jul 13, 2011

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    Wow Snake Eyes your exclamation point button must be worn out.I guess you are superstitious about using it..makes you think you know what you are talking about.One "!" is enough.Ohhh and the would bullshit in red?Now thats anger...They should make a "Grumpy Old Men" remake with you and a guy I used to work for.Lets say he was the "Archie Bunker" of the 21st century.I would be happy to write a script it would be hilarious.

    So what if they think that way theres no reason to get upset over it

    I have run into several people who bring down their bets once the dice fly off the table.Mine is if the shooter changes dice then he will seven out in 5 rolls..thats what makes any game a little more interesting.
     
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  19. $nakeEye$, Jul 13, 2011

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    Hardeight,


    Thanks for the warm reply -

    BTW - the reference regarding Monopoly was for you - was trying to drum up a little business for your " Monopoly Strategy " that you offerred to sell to me for $600.-

    Secondly, I never told you this - but I have an occasional stutter - perhaps that's the reason for the numerous !'s -

    But then again, maybe not !

    As an aside, when I was a PO with the East Orange Police Dept. - rumor had it that they were going to make me a " Hostage Negotiator " along with another PO whose stutter was so severe that it took him close to 5 minutes to say his name -

    Now, that would have been an interesing scenario, to say the least -

    Definately would have cut down on court costs -

    You just can not make this stuff up !
     
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  20. LZNam

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    I just thought I would pass this along.

    I man got robbed after he left the casino.

    He won $17,000. playing blackjack.

    He cash out and received all $100. bills.

    The casino called him a cab.

    Two people saw him winning and cashing out. They followed him home and robbed him when he got out of the cab.

    Maybe he should have got a cashier check instead of money.

    Be careful
     
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