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Exchanging Chips from Other Casinos while in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by UKFanatic, Jan 3, 2014.

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  1. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    A friend asked me today if she can exchange the approximately $100 she has in GoldStrike MS chips at a Vegas mgm-owned casino. I told her I had no idea, but thought someone on here may have tried that or might know. Thanks
     
  2. chess

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    probably so... Id just goto the cage and see what they can do....

    I know if you have chips from say Bellagio and try and use them at PHo, you can just goto the cage and they will redeem them for you
     
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    What???? I doubt that, maybe a CET property will honor another CET properties chips, or MGM to another MGM and so forth, but Bellagio taking a CET chip?? Doubtful. They are like money in a casino, but in their own casino.
     
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    Even thought it is MGM owned, it is HIGHLY unlikely they will cash it due to it being from another state. 99.9% sure the answer is no.
     
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    Ive seen it happen and Ive done it before myself... so it def is doable.. Ive taken chips from mirage and put them in my pocket and have cashed them in at Harrahs before...110% sure i was sober too
     
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    I've never done it, but I've seen people exchange chips at the craps table from a different casino, including chips from one company to another (MGM to CET for example). Oddly enough I've tried to exchange a TITO from Aria at Bellagio and they wouldn't do it. I suppose that's because of the servers not being connected but who knows. As to the OP, I am not sure, but if I had to guess I'd say no, just because it's from another state. However, it doesn't hurt to try!
     
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    I have seen it done at the tables in Vegas. They drop the chip from the other casino as if it was cash and placed one of their chips in play instead. With that said, I guess you could sub one or your chips with the one they replace it with and take the MGM chip to the cage.
     
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    yes, most of the strip casinos will exchange a limited amount of low denomination chips from other casinos. generally, only $5 and $25 chips. Above that, it is unlikely you can exchange outside the family of casinos (i.e., MGM to MGM casino).

    Within the same family, there are still low limits. I was staying/play at MB ($500/hand BJ), and went over the MGM Grand one night. I forgot to bring gambling funds, but has several thousand in purple chips in my pocket. Sat at $100 table and asked them to exchange 4 purple. Pit boss said she would only do one. I got her to make a call, and she approved 4 ($2K), but said that was the max.
     
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    Last year I had three green chips from the Wynn and was at Binions and while i cashed in the Binions chips and asked her if she would cash the Wynn chips, she said sure and the took out a binder to confirm they looked the same, which they did and she gave me the money.
     
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    Usually when I see this is at the craps table, people will come from another casino (not the same company i.e mgm to cet) like you said and it will be less than 500 usually... nothing crazy but they always direct them to the cage ;)

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    I think the original question stated a MS casino? Assuming you mean Mississippi than I believe the answer is no. I believe all the chips in Vegas are owned by the Nevada Gaming Commission and not the casinos. This is the reason why (and I have done this many times) you can leave one casino in Vegas with chips and go to another (MGM, CET, Station etc...) and cash them in or use at a table without an issue.

    I believe others on this board will be able to verify but I do not think it is possible to exchange chips from another state!!!!

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    This srems about right to me. Don't think she will be able to cash in a chip from a casino in a different state, but i have seen plenty of cross-property chip cashes and exchanges between the vegas properties. Dealers will call the pit boss, pit boss will look at the chip(s) and then say to go ahead. However, if it does end up working, please let us know...I have $1000 in $1 Harrah's AC chips that i used for my home poker game back in the day....lol. would love to cash those in at my local Harrah's rathet than lugging them back to AC.
     
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    That's a cool idea to get real casino chips for a home game.
     
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    If those $1 chips are ever retired though and replaced by a new design, you could end up out your entire investment. You'd still have the chips for personal use of course....but once chips are retired, their value disappears.
     
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    The easy answer is no - nothing from outside of Vegas...and, realistically, nothing outside of the strip or downtown.
    Way back in the day, all of the casinos would accept chips from each other, but at the tables - not at the cage. The dealer would look at it, call it out, change it out for their chip & then drop it.
    Now-a-days, I've found that the dealer must get direct approval from the pit prior to accepting it (unless it's from an in-town, 'sister' property).
     
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