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Hand pays....

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Electroguy563, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    My in-laws are at my house this halloween eve and we're talking about Vegas... and we're talking about hand pays. My sil was playing a machine that payed 1600 credit jackpot (.25 cent machine) and told us she had a hand pay for 400 dollars. Gee, I didn't know that they hand pay for as little as 400 dollars. Sil explained it was because it was the jackpot for that particular machine.

    Interesting... I didn't know that.

    Anyway we started talking about where is the cut-off when the casino will not pay you cash but will cut you a check instead. Does anyone know?

    I know..I know... we're bored.:kill:

    But we still want to know.:evillaugh
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    getting paid by hand and getting a W2-G can be completely separate. a W2-G is only required for wins at $1200 or more. however, one casino may choose to pay a $400 jackpot by hand instead of issuing a ticket. that's different.

    i think you can pretty much get a check anytime you want. or they'll put it on deposit for you or they'll wire it to you bank, etc. as far as them insisting on giving you a check and refusing to give you cash, i don't think that limit exists. if you want $1M or more in cash, they will get it for you, i'm sure.
     
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    LadyRose High-Roller

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    I had a hand pay of $1.01 yesterday at local casino. I cashed out at $201.01 and it printed me a ticket for $200.00. I had to wait for the hand pay of a dollar...how silly. So I guess it just depends on how the machines are set.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As said, it varies mostly by casino. Sometimes by machine.

    At one time I was in close contact with a floor manager at one casino. They were in the process of eliminating all handpays unless it was $1200 or more. Whenever I found one, I let them know.

    I think some casinos would set their machine to do lower hand pays because other players would see the lights flashing, etc. But, that required more floor staff, and the issues keeping track of the cash. I see way less of that these days.
     
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    Vladimir Low-Roller

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    I fully intend to request my winnings from the Lions Share in cash. Hopefully 2.3 million won't attract the attention of security on the flight home.
     
  6. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    I questioned the same thing. In Atlantic City they have hand pays for the Quick hit slot machines when there is a $1,000 payout even though no other machines that I'm aware that do that. It's related to progressives that are sponsored by the slot manufacturer, so the hand pay. You don't get a W2-G with it.
     
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    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I was playing DDB in Kansas City awhile, just messing around with quarters. Hit 4 aces with a kicker for $400...hand pay. No paperwork.
     
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    It's not uncommon for a casino to set progressives to hand pay even if they are a couple hundred bucks. Some of the slots that were upgraded to TITO come to mind for that. But it is the casino making that call. I have had games require a handpay at one casino where the same games at other casinos will issue a TITO. I have heard Vegas casinos from time to time trying to push people towards cash payouts. I think they would probably be reluctant to do a check for something that wasn't a W2-G pay.
     
  9. pywakit

    pywakit Low-Roller

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    Hubby and I were playing 50 cent VP on a progressive at Bellagio a cpl years back and many of the wins altho small like maybe 25 bucks were all hand pay seemed pretty strange
     
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