1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

"Hey... Do you have couple of hundreds/thousands I can borrow? I pay you right back"

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Drewm1972, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    hi guys... So I'm sure you might have experienced it if not maybe one day you will when you are playing game.... It happened to me not too long ago in local casino, a casino "friend" whom I see regular basis (no interaction outside) he asked that question even tho he knows I don't lend nor borrow money ever!!! He said he was down and wanted borrow 2k from me!!! When I said I don't have it...then he continue on asking me to take out a marker for him, unreal!!! Of course I said no... I do not ever lend money to people (past experience)

    Anyway I'm sure some of you may have borrowed or lend out.... What's your take on this "asking for money so they can continue gamble???
     
    Bruno Mars at MC
  2. Sam610

    Sam610 Tourist

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Lend money to a gambler who is down and broke? Hell no!!

    I might lend him $20 to get something to eat while he phones some other vague acquaintances to ask for money..........
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    11,115
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    Met a woman often at a few Tunica casinos. Somehow she had access to many lounges. She called one day and NEEDED a room for the night and would we give her one of our comp rooms. Luckily, my usually too nice wife said no.
     
  4. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Yes Sam I agree with you 100% at the most give him money to eat something .... Hey how is casino from UK? I hear it's little different than ones I in USA, your casino is smaller and more strict rules on table, is that right?
     
    Bruno Mars at MC
  5. fasbman

    fasbman Tourist

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Near Houston
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    I have lent money a handful of times in a casino, but ONLY to people I knew outside of the casino. I always got paid back promptly.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    001
    Kinda sorta...people I met AT the casino, but we've hung out, outside of the casino...we've lent up to $1000 back and forth, when you're "stuck"
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  7. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,806
    Location:
    Ontario
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    My budget is too tight to lend anybody anything!
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,325
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Only to my bride when she's down on slots. I guess it's not lending then. Sharing!? It was in our vows. "For better or for worse, for Richard or for Pryor."
    Thank goodness she's not a high-roller--yet.

    RICHARD
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph Tourist

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    LOL!

    Even if I had a big "win", I would never consider "loaning" anyone money...depending how well I know the person I might "gift" them a bit but that's what it would be, just giving it to them.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Hey I just read your blonde 2008 story...wish I was next to you then I could have asked "um hey, do you have few hundred dollarrs lend it to me?" Lol...

    Anyway, it's bit late but congrats on your winning!!!!!
     
    Bruno Mars at MC
  11. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,645
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    I have occasionally lent people (relatives, close friends, extended family, co-workers) some cash $$$$$ so they did not have to pay the confiscatory ATM fee in the casino. I've always been paid back. I would not do this for someone I only knew casually.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,514
    Location:
    San Diego
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    I dont loan gambling money. If you are too stupid to have squandered away your money then thats too bad for you. If you showed up at a casino without any money then you are even stupider.

    I will however buy drinks if someone has low on dough but I wont lay out cash for them to buy them.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,817
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    81
    I have done the same thing.
    On a weekend trip with friends who hit a bad run at the tables while we were in Vegas or AC for the weekend.
    Always paid back within a few days of returning home.

    A casual ,casino only acquaintance.......NO.
    .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. lionelhutz

    lionelhutz Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    516
    Location:
    somewhere outside of Toronto
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    had a guy sit down at a slot beside me at...Mirage, maybe, and ask if he could have $100.
    I just ignored him.

    then he asked me again. I told him to "go fuck himself"
    he then proceeded to go and ask other people.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,594
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Sadly for me the worst people to lend to is relatives.....
     
    Going to Hawaii's 9th Island!!
    Going to Hawaii's 9th island!!
    • Like Like x 2
  16. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,958
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    55
    I'd lend a friend some dough to get a meal or a cab to the airport, if needed, but that's about it. My number one rule about gambling is to not gamble with money I can't comfortably afford to lose and there is no way in hell I would enable someone to do the same to themselves.

    :peace::beer:
     
    Annual Summer Bliss in the Land of Milk and Honey!!!
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Birdie7

    Birdie7 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    290
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    48
    I have given people down on their luck $20 for gambling or food or whatever their need maybe. if they ask me nicely their is a good chance they will get it. If they are rude they will get nothing. Broke people can get pretty desperate. I wouldn't want them to hurt somebody or do something stupid and get arrested and maybe even hurt someone in the process. I'm willing to give someone the benefit of the doubt. In the early 80's when I was just learning to gamble I was playing craps, I was on a good roll and everyone made good money but me. I didn't know shit about placing Odds but when I crapped out an Asian gentleman gave me $300 for the roll that I had going. That was more money than I had left in my pocket. I knew that one day I was gonna do the same or similar for someone. In 92 or 93 I saw a guy lose his money on Craps and he looked pretty sad, not a good feeling for sure. I had a winning football ticket that paid back about $330 and I gave it to him after talking to him for a few minutes. I hope I made his day. Even when I have a bad day gambling, I have many things to feel Blessed about. As long as they are not rude I give them the benefit of a doubt. I have found money many times on the floor in Casinos. one time I found $1100 and no one came to claim it while I was there for about 30 minutes. Last month I found a wallet with over $200 plus a paroll check with an I'D inside and I was happy to reunite the wallet with its owner. I Love Happy endings. I see homeless people sitting at the Lanai Cafe at the Fremont and always give them a Five without them asking. I just can't sit down and eat and think that they may be hungry.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  18. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,645
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    In our family, at least, everyone has always settled up. We're fortunate that in our immediate family we don't have any of the too-common un/underemployed chronically mooching types.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,664
    Location:
    Fort Worth
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    82
    I lend money to people actually in my trip group... but there is an understanding that this is a short-term loan...as in - it is to be paid back right after midnight when they can once again access funds with their ATM.
    Basic test: If they've never been in my home & shared a meal with me there (or in their home), they will never get money from me... however, like mike points out, I have paid for cab-rides to the airport in the past.
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,817
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    81
    Over the years I have been approached by numerous moochers at the dice or BJ table.

    Type 1.The Straight Up Grubber.................. Walks up and asks straight up for a few chips either red or green.
    Usually eye contact or a nod to the box person or pit boss sends this guy on his way.

    Type 2."The Sneak" Squeezes in next to you at the table but does not buy in.
    Starts suggesting what to do."Hey you should play the 5" or "Hard 8 is overdue"!!
    One of these hits and he starts asking for "a little help because he gave you a winner".

    Type 3."The False Cheerleader"............Cheers and congratulates you on nice hits.Always waiting for $$$ help.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1