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thecarve
09-03-2010, 10:01 AM
Iíll be heading out to Vegas tomorrow. I just talked with my father who found a slot ticket in his wallet for something like $95, and wanted me to redeem it for him. The ticket will be exactly 40 days old when I arrive. Iím pretty sure that most slot tickets have a 30 day expiration.:grrr: I was wondering if anyone had any luck being able to redeem them after that expiration.

The ticket is from Aria, if anyone has any experience there. But, Iíd appreciate responses regarding any experience youíve had, regardless of the casino, just so I know how much to bitch and moan if Iím denied.

Thanks.:peace:

Joe
09-03-2010, 10:08 AM
The State of Nevada has a minimum of 30 days to expire, but that is the minimum! After that it's up to the casino.

DonD
09-03-2010, 10:19 AM
What does it say on the back of the ticket? They usually put the expiration date there.

thecarve
09-03-2010, 11:18 AM
What does it say on the back of the ticket? They usually put the expiration date there.

Just talked to dad again. It says 30 days.

DonD
09-03-2010, 11:56 AM
I would give them a call. They can be very lenient at times.

thecarve
09-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Thanks DonD. I'll be staying there so I'll certainly be giving them some play - that should help. I'd think that they would realize that it would behoove them to just cash it as opposed to pissing me off and having me play/eat/shop elsewhere.

tatterdema
09-03-2010, 12:11 PM
I mailed one back to a casino on fremont st once. I cant remember which casino it was, but they sent me the cash right away. I was very surprised.

Hyperfocal
09-03-2010, 01:19 PM
Take it to the cashier rather than a redemption machine. Usually, they will pay the tickets, but it has to be done manually. $95 is worth the effort.

thecarve
09-09-2010, 11:20 AM
I just wanted to thank everyone for their replies and give an update.

There was no real problem cashing the ticket. The only inconvenience was that the gal in the cage was new and had to get her boss to show her how to enter it manually. But, no issue in all in getting it cashed. :thumbsup:

may24
09-09-2010, 01:03 PM
30 day expiration law is stupid. It should be a year.

nostresshere
09-09-2010, 01:55 PM
So glad it worked out. As to an expiration date - maybe they just do not want all that money sitting on the books, when they KNOW within a certain amount of time, it will go away, or whatever they do.

And, since it has a date, more people pay attention and cash them in.

may24
09-09-2010, 04:51 PM
I can understand that but what should happen is that after 30 days you need to fill out a form and submit it to the casino, who then will mail you a cheque, over a certain amount of course. This way it still encourages people to cash the ticket right away, but makes sure that if someone forgot about a coup hundred dollar voucher they are not going to lose the money.
Stupid example, on vacation from out fo town lets say you are playing slots and have about $300 in the machine. Your friends come up to you and say lets go grab a drink, so you figure you are going to get a drink and return to play. print the ticket out and go get drinks, 1 turns into 2 turns into 3 and then you and your friends decide to hit another club. Go out and drink all night. next morning wake up hung over and have to catch your plane at 9am. fly back home and find the $300 ticket in your pocket. You only go to vegas once or twice a year, so now what? you are out $300 because of a stupid 30 day expiration law? In my opinion you should be able to cash this voucher the next time you go to vegas any time within the next year.

thecarve
09-09-2010, 05:08 PM
Well, I'm no fan of the government dictating to folks how to run their business any more than they already do. But, I will say that (a) not redeeming expired tickets is in very poor taste and (b) I cannot imagine that the money that could be gained by refusing to redeem such tickets would be worth the potential ill will the practice would cause.

Of couse, I don't run a casino, so I could certainly be wrong. If the redemption rate is anywhere near as low as it is on gift cards, this could actually be a big profit maker for casinos.

may24
09-09-2010, 05:44 PM
I am a libertarian conservative, but when it comes to regulation of casinos, I am all for government regulations and intervention. Imagine the stories if there were no gaming commission?

thecarve
09-09-2010, 05:50 PM
You may have a point, may24, but we probably ought to steer clear of politics. It's my fault for bringing politics/economics into it. I do apologize for that. This isn't the place. Let's agree to (somewhat) disagree and leave it at that. I'd hate for this thread to devolve into a political debate.:peace:

jgates8
09-09-2010, 06:09 PM
Just be thankful they give you a minimum of 30 days. Our local tribal was SEVEN days until they installed new software a couple months ago. Now it's 30 days MAX. But at least when you have one that slips to the bottom of your purse you don't have to make a special trip back out to redeem it. I am massively grateful to finally have up to 30 days here!!!

And SO glad you were successful!!!!!

may24
09-09-2010, 06:23 PM
Keeping with this theme, what are the rules on casino chips? Lets say you have a pocket full of chips, can they expire? I was just talking with a friend the other day about the Mike Tyson incident at the MGM where they ran through the casino flipping tables and people stealing chips and then they had to replace the chips. So the question is, what are the rules on casinos refusing to cash chips?

GolferTrav
09-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Keeping with this theme, what are the rules on casino chips? Lets say you have a pocket full of chips, can they expire? I was just talking with a friend the other day about the Mike Tyson incident at the MGM where they ran through the casino flipping tables and people stealing chips and then they had to replace the chips. So the question is, what are the rules on casinos refusing to cash chips?

There isn't an expiration on chips, per se, but if you have an old chip with a design touting the opening of the Flamingo, it might raise eyebrows. I read an article recently (the article was a few years old) that a poker player got hassled over a $5k chip because he couldn't prove he won it. The casino refused to honor it. I doubt this would happen with smaller denominations, but it appears that the casino puts the onus on the player to 'prove' they won it...

Ben Jammin
09-10-2010, 02:26 AM
we all do it. Nowadays I feed increments of 20's rather than hundreds, and try to remember to cash them in.

You have to go to the cage and get the manager to OK it. Never failed yet, but it's still a hassle.

Imagine how many tourists get back home, find the uncashed tito ticket, read the back and just eat it.

The casinos must make millions collectively.

Casinos are evil!

But, it eliminated the skim, as those tickets are tracked.

So, the IRS wins, you lose.

mdee
09-10-2010, 07:01 AM
I just wanted to thank everyone for their replies and give an update.

There was no real problem cashing the ticket. The only inconvenience was that the gal in the cage was new and had to get her boss to show her how to enter it manually. But, no issue in all in getting it cashed. :thumbsup:

That's good news! Did they know the ticket had expired?

thecarve
09-10-2010, 07:15 AM
That's good news! Did they know the ticket had expired?

Yep. She just said "I've got to ask my boss how to enter this manually" and went to get the boss. A few keystrokes later I had my $. I was pleasantly surprised - not necessarily that I actually got the money, but more that I wasn't told "we usually don't do this" or "it's your responsibility to redeem these within 30 days" or something of the like. I kind of thought I might have to put up a little fight before getting the money.