How do you transport your cash?

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  1. Hardeight, Jul 14, 2011

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    The exact same thing happened at the Sugarhouse a while back but the guy only won about 2,000 from slots.Never take public transportation either the same can happen.
     
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    It depends on how much cash do you have. If your bankroll is not very big then you can keep all the money at home, but if you have a big enough bankroll and you have worries about its safety, then you can consider put your money into bank or open some e-wallet and store some of your cash there.
     
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  3. Greatest 7 Shooter in the World, Feb 10, 2012

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    Just carry it in your pocket like I did at the end of a 5 day Vegas trip and realize you have a pimp roll of 100's in your pocket when you get to the airport and are going thru security. hahhaha i just explained to the security guards that " I won". I will not be stupid and repeat this mistake.



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    Seriously 600k for a picture? So I guess uploading a camera phone photo to this site is out.
     
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  4. KokomoJoe4, Sep 28, 2013

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    Sounds like you were hot in the sack for at least one night, eh punny?
     
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  5. rudeboy99, Oct 7, 2013

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    I know for a fact that $50 bills are bad luck!!!! I took two of them in lieu of a C-note five years ago and my lucks been in the toilet ever since!!!! Well, maybe it was the black cat I accidently ran over with my car back in '92...or maybe it was eatin' oysters a couple of times in months that didn't have an "R" in them....Seriously, though...transporting a slug of cash can be a worrisome undertaking, if one can't use banking services and don't trust the Mail. I was gonna suggest maybe Fed Exing it overnight, insured to the proper amount? I mean if ya don't do as I do and shove the swag into a money belt and stash a heavy caliber firearm under the front seat...but ya'll are probably thinking about flying where a .45 is all kindsa trouble. :p
     
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  6. Liman

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    One of the worst parts of winning a lot of cash, is how to keep it secure when youre out gambling.
    Stay alert, don't flaunt anything, and don't let the chips build up too much on your rack, put some into your front pockets.
    Cash in a few times so you don't have to show so many at a time, and most certainly have other people around you, even if its only your spouse, at least theres some safety in numbers.

    Theres so much cash in a casino floating around, everyone has money, so blending in is key.

    If Im in AC, I don't worry about stashing money. Once I get my cash to the room, Im done. I checkout the next morning.

    Im super paranoid. It annoys my wife sometimes, but she understands Ill cut a 3 day trip to 4 hours if I win over 5 grand quickly.

    better to leave then lose it back, or worse, some lowlife piece of dog crap sticking a gun barrel into my belly.
     
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  7. $nakeEye$, Oct 21, 2013

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    I usually take a $5K bankroll with me -

    be it to AC , PA or wherever -

    5 - $100 bills folded together -

    10 packs / packets of $500 -

    Alternating between folded over ends and the edges -

    That way I know without having to telegraph my entire bankroll -

    What I need to throw onto the table as my ' buy-in ' -

    Be it $500 - $1K - $1.5K - $2K -

    Whatever -

    Just peel off 1, 2, 3 whatever of ' packs ' of $500 packets !

    $...eE..$
     
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  8. chas101, Oct 22, 2013

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    Look No Hands:

    You asked: How do I transport my Cash???


    VERY CAREFULLY....


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  9. KokomoJoe4, Aug 8, 2021

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    777,

    Were you in your Vette at this time?

    Did you (A) advise the would-be thief that you would report him to the senate sub-committee studying the root causes of crime or (B) do something else?
     
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  10. yacraps, Aug 8, 2021

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    ...this would be my guess what 777s did ;)
     
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  11. basicstrategy777, Aug 8, 2021

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    I was in my VR-4 at the time.

    I had a decent score at the craps table ...sitting in my car counting ( had it between my legs ..100 hundred, two hundred, three hundred, etc,etc ) ....kid wraps on window, I lower it about 5 inches.....he says what time is it......I smelled a rat ....watched his hand start for money thru the window.....I grabbed his hand...he pulled it away ...I yelled you son of a bitch.....started the car and went after him.........he turned a corner as did i and 5 guys were there and started for my car......i split um' and .layed rubber out of the underrground parking lot ....drove home.......called foxwood security ...told them what happened....they asked if i would come down to give a report.....I said sure.....went down the next day...( why waste a day not gambling)......and i found out something I never knew.......at foxwoods....the state police have an office underground......I filled out a report...they asked if I would testify....I said sure.....they said 6 cars were hit that nite......the cameras pick up the thieves breaking in cars and stealing stuff......they said they looked like indian kids and probably could not be arrested as they have no jurisdiction in indian property..........those geronimo pricks never got my money but there was a lesson there......fuckin' theives are everywhere......be careful if you make a good score and leaving the casino......also, they have parking signs for over 65 year olds that are near the door entrances......this is a soft target for thieves....


    777

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  12. KokomoJoe4, Aug 8, 2021

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    But I like yaya's version of your response better. ;)
     
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  13. basicstrategy777, Aug 8, 2021

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    Me too.........

    777
     
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  14. yacraps, Aug 8, 2021

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    LOL...thank you gentleman but deep down truth is what counts and 777s did the right thing which is what the truth is ;)
     
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  15. von duck, Aug 9, 2021

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    Wow! This sounds like an episode of “Commander McBragg”. :) Quite!
     
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  16. The Hardways, Aug 30, 2021

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    I keep my cash in my wallet in my front pants pocket; I’ll also have a hand over my pocket to make sure it’s there. When I cash out, I quickly stuff the cash in my wallet and stuff that in my front pants pocket and head straight for home. While carrying chips to cash out I hide them from plain view in my jacket after I’ve colored up; if when someone asks if they can borrow money I tell them I lost it all to the casino. This usually ends the conversation and they find some other sucker to “borrow money” from.
     
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  17. Garraund, Feb 19, 2022

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    Some good responses in here, I may repeat a few of them as I offer suggestions. First of all, there are potentially three different parts of cash transportation that need good operational security. Travel by car, travel by airline, and walking in and around a casino.

    Let's start with flying.

    The biggest issue here is the fact that you are consenting to a search when you fly. You have to get through TSA security. And while it is not technically illegal to carry more than 10k cash, there is a widespread belief that there is, and you don't want to give anyone with a badge and a modicum of power an excuse to confiscate your money.

    The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970 (which legislative framework is commonly referred to as the “Bank Secrecy Act” or “BSA”) requires U.S. financial institutions to assist U.S. government agencies to detect and prevent money laundering. Specifically, the act requires financial institutions to keep records of cash purchases of negotiable instruments, file reports of cash transactions exceeding $10,000 (daily aggregate amount), and to report suspicious activity that might signify money laundering, tax evasion, or other criminal activities. It was passed by the Congress of the United States in 1970.

    If you travel abroad, you are required to report more than 10k to US Customs.

    For domestic, if you have a wad of cash, I suggest you put a rubber band around it and hold it in your hand when you go through the drug-scanner. The agent on the other side will thumb through the bills (to make sure you're not concealing a weapon) and ask you how much you have. Tell them the exact amount and make sure it's less than 10k. You don't want to risk having it in your carryon and having that bag out of your sight, through the scanner, etc.

    If you make money at your destination, take the time to open a bank account in the city you are in and deposit up to 9,999 there. If you have more, rent a deposit box and stash it. This also facilitates ease of travel for future trips. Your bankroll is waiting for you at your destination.

    You can also let the casino hold it for you. Different brands call it different things. Caesars calls it "Safe Keeping." You basically deposit cash with them and then draw from it at the tables via markers. This is by far the best and easiest way. I try to build up safe keeping deposits at all the casinos I frequent.

    Safe keeping is also great for not having to walk to your room with huge sums, or trust the mini safe in the room. I leave my money with the cage, and that way when I'm off playing golf or taking a hike, I'm not thinking about housekeeping in my room with my money in a mostly-useless safe.

    For travel by car, the first rule is Don't Speed!! You do not want to get pulled over with a large sum of cash in the U.S.

    Civil Asset Forfeiture is a scary thing.

    Every year, federal and state law enforcement agents seize millions of dollars from civilians during traffic stops, simply by asserting that they believe the money is connected to some illegal activity and without ever pursuing criminal charges. Under federal law and the laws of most states, they are entitled to keep most (and sometimes all) of the money and property they seize.

    Again, if you are carrying more than 10k, open a bank account near the casino you frequent and deposit your winnings into the atm as you leave. Leave the money at the cashier cage in Safe Keeping.

    And if you're gonna hide the cash in your car, make sure you don't get pulled over doing something stupid, because drug sniffing dogs always *indicate* on cash, because of the drug residue on almost every 100 in circulation in the U.S. so they're gonna find it and then you have to explain why you hid it in the first place.

    On property, always use the cage. Always. You win a big chunk at a table? Walk straight to the cage and deposit it.

    If you're just in between sessions, and must carry big chips around for a while, get a "chip purse" that can zip up. Pumpkins and Ghost Chips get zipped up in this and put in your front pants pocket. That way you can't accidentally pull out a big chip and drop it when you are trying to get your phone, or wallet or something. Little chips can float free in your pockets then, because you know you've secured the big boys in the zipped up bag. Sportsbetting tickets get folded in half, ink inward, and placed in the chip purse. Losing tickets are immediately torn up and tossed so that they can't accidentally conceal a winning ticket you forgot about.

    I'm a proponent of a good fanny bag. Chip purse goes in the fanny bag. Fanny bag can face forward, or spun around to be rear facing. Fanny bag is handy for a small hand sanitizer gel (de rigeur these pandemic days), charger, gambling tchotchkes, sun glasses.

    Don't walk to your car alone with large sums of cash. Don't park where everyone else parks. Don't count money in your car. Don't sit in your car alone in a parking garage.

    Find where employees park and park there. At Cherokee there is an entrance for "oversize vehicles" and buses. I park in there next to the security guards' cars. Walk in with employees. Much safer.

    In Summary

    Get a line of credit at your favorite casinos. That way you are playing with their money, and you only have to worry about how to transport your winnings.

    Open a bank account at a branch close to your favorite casino. Winnings go into that bank.

    Open a deposit box at a branch close to your favorite casino. Really big winnings go into that. Plan your travel so that you have time to hit a bank during regular hours before you head to the airport/get in the car to drive home.

    Start a safe keeping account at your favorite casino. Play with markers from your own deposited funds. If you win, deposit more into safe keeping.

    Open a bank account at a smaller regional bank that "waives atm fees from other banks." Fifth Third doesn't want to pay millions of dollars to have Fifth Third branded Atms across the country, so they refund any atm charges you get from other bank's machines. This includes atm's in bars and casinos. You can get cash out (up to 500 a day) without fees this way.

    Carry your "big bankroll" in a fanny pack, or in your front pocket separate from your wallet. You don't want to be pulling out a 5k wad when you just wanna pay the cabbie.

    Don't carry more than 10k through airports.

    Drive very carefully and make sure your car is totally conforming with lights, tags, etc. if you must drive with a large sum.

    Park where the employees park. Walk around your favorite property and ask employees where they park. Find a good spot, ground level, no elevators, where employees park. Make friends with staff at your favorite property. Don't be afraid to ask a security guard to walk you to your car.

    Plan ahead. Think about how you are going to get 25k home *before* you travel.
     
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  18. lone irish digit, Feb 20, 2022

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    This is Barney

    While playing and moving through the casino, the LID uses a wheelbarrow pushed by Eustace. When leaving the casino the LID gets casino security to walk with them out to truck in parking lot or to closest bar like shown in public service video below:

     
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  19. basicstrategy777, Feb 20, 2022

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    I loved that movie

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  20. von duck, Feb 20, 2022

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    It was a good fun movie, and I’ve been looking for it in those bargain bins to add to my collection. I would have thought it would have been above you, intellectually, but If you liked it anyway, that’s great. :)
    I got the horse right here
    His name is Paul Revere
    And the man says
    If the weathers clear
    Can do, can do.
    If the man says
    The horse can do
    can do. can do.
     
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