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Do you borrow friends/family money if they still owe you?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by RiddickBull, Mar 17, 2014.

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  1. RiddickBull

    RiddickBull VIP Whale

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    Just curious if people here borrow additional money to friends/family even if they still owe you from past trips.
     
  2. dankyone

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    I do not loan people money for gambling, unless it is for a few minutes at a table when they need it for a double down or split.
     
  3. sweetcanadian

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    I wouldn't loan it unless it was from winnings i did not account for (bankroll).

    To answer the question, no, i do not forget things very easy and if a person didn't care to pay me back i would look at my relationship with them and it would be a lesson learnt that's for sure.

    Are you facing that situation?
     
  4. LolaDoggie

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    I have a few close friends that I don't expect to get the money back from so it's not a loan, I'm giving them the money. If it was an actual loan and they didn't pay up...they wouldn't be out with me in the first place.
     
  5. NYPoker

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    I like to stay friends with people so I do not exchange money with anyone I'm friends with.
     
  6. Auggie

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    From a past trip?

    I think the only way I would lend somebody money while on a trip is if I knew they had the money back in the room and they were going to be paying it back when we get back to the hotel or the next morning.

    If somebody came to me and asked something like "I am going on vacation next week but I'll be a little light in the bankroll, can you lend me some money" I would say no whether or not they owed me money.

    Outside of vacation if somebody borrowed money from me for something like food, rent or bills and then came to me to borrow more I would likely lend them the money, but it wouldn't go on to the point of totally enabling them.
     
  7. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    This....
     
  8. FXT

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    I'd point them towards the nearest payday loans place. I don't want to have to break a friends legs over a couple hundred bucks. :evillaugh
     
  9. wpete

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    My BIL and SIL joined my wife and I last April. Even after telling them repeatedly to bring enough money for 5 days, they ran out after day 3. I gave them money for food, but not gambling. Did not ask for it back. They spent most of the last 2 days enjoying the TV in their room.
     
  10. leo21

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    I would never loan money for vacation expenses in the first place. I don't want to travel with someone who's broke. Food, rent, gas money are a different story. But no new loan unless the first one is paid. And not paying or slow paying is justification for saying no for the future.
     
  11. hammie

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    I mean, really! It's not your money, it's the casinos money! By the way, I'm a little light this week, can you see your way to spotting me a C note?
     
  12. makikiboy

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    I would never travel with someone who owes me money from a previous trip unless he/she pays me back before the next trip. I can understand giving a friend or family member some money on a trip if they underestimated or are short but they need to pay me back, I fear that it may be a habit (asking for a handout) so I would never travel with them again unless they pay me back what they owe me.

    My thinking is that they shouldn't travel if they still owe friends or family money, they should take care of their debts first since (most times) their financial situation won't change because of a vegas trip and if anything might get worse so you never see your money again.
     
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    I won't loan people money for gambling. I will support their drinking though as that to me is a must have in vegas. You can do vegas without gambling but not without beer.
     
  14. lucky13

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    " they spent most of the last two days enjoying the t.v. in their room "
    lmao !!! funniest line I have read in a while
    so did they pay you back , or did they "forget"?
     
  15. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Neither a borrower nor a lender be, do not forget, stay out of debt......:thumbsup:
     
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    Nope.. I don't want to ruin my vacation looking at what they spend money on.. thinking "They can buy/gamble/order that - but they can't pay me back". I also would NEVER ask someone for money to go on a vacation. If I can't afford to pay off old loans.. I sure can't afford to go on vacation. I don't like owing money.. and try to live my life without debt.. so I don't want to carry someone else's debt.
     
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    I'd loan a friend money in vegas if they blew their wad in a heatrbeat, hey, I've been there(near broke that is). But if I returned from the trip and they never paid me back, would I do it again...NO CHANCE!
     
  18. wpete

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    I let it slide. But they won't be joining us on any future trips to Vegas or Tahoe....or Reno.....
     
  19. da1chifan

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    We have learned our lessons with ever lending "friends" money, no matter what the circumstance. 2 bad apples ruined it for everyone.

    In Vegas, I exchange money with friends quite often. But it is just to bridge one of us when we don't want to get up and go to the ATM or room or just can't leave the table right then. It is just for the night, never for days. If I was ever stiffed, I would never do that again though. It is usually not a problem in the morning to say "hey, you owe me $$$ from last night" and it's always an "oops, that's right".

    I have also run into 1 friend who consistently runs out of money halfway through their trip. I will never go to Vegas with that friend or anyone like that again. What a downer they are!
     
  20. merlin

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    No shame at all in losing all your money in vegas, if you haven't I admire either your luck or your discipline, but if you can afford to go to vegas and find you need to borrow money from your more fortunate friends, then you pay it back within a day or two, period.
     
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