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Checking $20 bill at the RIo

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Bernie2, Jul 21, 2015.

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  1. Bernie2

    Bernie2 High-Roller

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    When, I went to the cashier to cash a $20 at the Rio she neither used the pen or ran it thru a machine to check the bill thought that was a little strange. Especially when most places use the pen or have the bill scanner( I think that's what it's called). Maybe, I'm missing something..
     
  2. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 Tourist

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    Is it common to check $20s in Vegas? My local Kroger doesn't bother to check anything smaller than fifties.
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Who has ever had a $20 checked?
     
  4. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm Low-Roller

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    only place ive ever seen check a $20 is when i pay my T-Mobile phone bill with cash...they went from money markers to a a black light now...other than that no clue
     
  5. sapphirevegas

    sapphirevegas Low-Roller

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    The pen is useless now. Where I live, counterfeiters are bleaching fives and printing 100's on them. The only way to know is hold it up to light and look for the embedded strip. The pen shows it is a good bill cause it is. Just worth $95 less than face value. :faint:
     
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    Never had a $20 checked, at the Rio or anywhere else.
     
  7. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm Low-Roller

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    thats been going on for more than 10 years that i know of, guy i use to work with found that out at his credit union and filled us in...another way to beat the money marker is simple aerosol hairspray....spray on lightly, let dry, done
     
  8. leo21

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    I've had twenites checked but never in a casino. It depends on what the counterfeiting trends are at the time. Sometimes there is a rash of bad twenties out there and everyone starts checking them but it's not a consistent thing.
     
  9. billyinpg

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    Oddly enough I saw a youngish guy at Palms cage get a small bill checked early this month. It was $20 or less. Security pounced on him and actually drug him away. It gave me visions of the backroom scene in Casino.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I find it very rare that anybody ever checks a $20 bill. In fact, I have cashed many $100's with maybe half the time somebody does much more than look at it. At the tables, even less.
     
  11. makikiboy

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    Usually at the casino cages they have that black light to check bills. Guess they get so many bills, I think I saw them checking $100 and $50 bills but not $20 bills. I did see some dealers take a look at some money, I guess it just didn't "feel" right so they called over the pit boss who eventually accepted it at the table.

    At many stores (even in Hawaii) I do see the salesclerks using that yellow pen to check the $20 bills (nothing lower though).

    But like most others have mentioned, checking bills are rare unless something happened (warning, memo, etc.) to make them on the look out for counterfeit bills.

    A few years ago in Hawaii they did have a rash of counterfeit ($100) bills going around. Some people were using them at bars and stores to make change. It was reported and the sales clerks had to look closer at bills for a time. Guess they caught the culprits because it eventually went away.
     
  12. BackInVegas

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    I have never cashed any money at the Cashier's WIndow. But I do not think I have ever had any of my bills checked at any casino ever, or maybe I just give them my money and then turn away.
     
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    You're missing something. Nobody on the strip (or even at the Rio) is looking for a counterfeit $20.
     
  14. dankyone

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    Actually once I was given a $100 which I thought was fake at Harrahs Rincon. No machine would accept it and the paper felt funny. I just brought it back to the cashier and asked for a different one. It was given without question.
     
  15. Bernie2

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    If, your in the casino business why wouldn't you have some type f system to check the $ coming in ? Maybe, I'm just missing something.
     
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