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Mailing in a winning ticket

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by captainron62, Feb 9, 2015.

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  1. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    Anyone done this? I need to mail a winner into Westgate (LVH). I didn't see anything on the website about how to do this. I will obviously call in, but I know what you are told on the phone can vary widely depending on who you get.

    Thanks!
     
  2. NCAAHoops

    NCAAHoops Low-Roller

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    I mailed mine in and did not have any problems when I sent my ticket back to Bellagio. My ticket had the address on the back of the ticket and you will need to send a self addressed stamped for them to send it back to you. I believe it took about 2 weeks to get the check. I guess if no address provided on the you can just google the address.
     
  3. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    My sister just mailed two Buckeye winners to Aria last month. Directions are on the back of the Aria ticket. She followed them to the T and got her checks within two weeks. I was shocked on the turnaround time, definitely not the 6 weeks a lot of people talk about. I know this is Aria and not LVH so it might be a little varied.

    I on the other hand am going to cash my Buckeye wins in person. Nice to be able to cushion your bankroll with $2,000 from the sports book.
     
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  4. Nick61

    Nick61 High-Roller

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    Depending on the value of your ticket, you need to decide whether or not to insure it. Remember, if for any reason it doesn't make it there, it's not replaceable.

    Also, sending it where they have to sign for it (registered mail), is recommended. The obvious downside to that, it costs you extra money- usually around $10.
     
  5. craiger122003

    craiger122003 Low-Roller

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    Find a trusted local like myself. Pay said person a percentage fee to get off his lazy horse. This way you don't
    have to worry about a casino employee thief. Just sayin For real I will cash the ticket for you.
     
  6. captainron62

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    Thanks everyone, I dropped it in the mail this morning! Funny, I never noticed the writing on the back before, I just assumed it was some sort of propaganda I guess.
     
  7. The Fixer

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    This appears to be a superior method, :rolleyes:
     
  8. craiger122003

    craiger122003 Low-Roller

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    It could be if you are in a hurry to get your money. Some casinos sit on your tickets for a couple months.

     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Back in the day, I used to have 'table-credit' at the Stardust.
    Twice, I used winning sports tickets to pay of my markers by mail.
    The trick though was that my marker was more than my winning ticket amount. So, I enclosed a check for the difference.
    Those were the days - 30 days, interest free before you had to clear markers.
    When my check was cashed, that was my proof that they also received the sports bet ticket. I made copies (just in case) but it was never an issue.
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  10. captainron62

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    It is only a $180 winner on a UFC fight. Nothing worth bothering anyone living local. I was going to hold onto it until the next trip but while doing my research I did see a quote from one of the new guys running Westgate reminding everyone to read up on the sports book rules including the one where tickets expire in 120 days. Granted I know the unwritten rule is just to honor it, but I don't want to be the one to find out the hard way that policy has changed.
     
  11. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I think I've identified the problem here - you need to going at LEAST every 120 days...that's FOUR months, fer cryin' out loud!
    :wink2:
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    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  12. numeno

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    A small tip. Unless the odds are drastically different I always do long term sports betting at CET properties. They give 1 year to redeem. MGM I know is 120 days as well.
     
  13. chopper

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    Great to know!! Thanks
     
  14. wpete

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    I've always wondered, and I think I know the answer anyway. But is it possible to make a bet at one casino and pick up winnings at the same casino name but in another city? Example, I make a bet at Harrahs Reno and cash the winning ticket out at Harrahs Vegas. I'm thinking no.
     
  15. tringlomane

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    You can cash any CET Vegas sports ticket at any CET Vegas property. Reno/Laughlin might make a difference, but I'm really not sure if it does. It obviously would have to be CET in Nevada though.
     
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