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MSS Scratch Card - Why Did He Do This?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Julie888, Sep 12, 2015.

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  1. Julie888

    Julie888 High-Roller

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    I was playing at the bar and handed the attendant my second card. He went down a few machines, wrote down my number and then came back and pulled my other card out of the machine, checked it, reinserted it into the machine, and gave me back my second card.

    Just seemed weird. I can't think of a reason why he did this.

    I used to play on my husband's card when I'd let my tier level decrease. This time I had a good multiplier for bonus points so played on my own card.

    Has anyone ever been questioned about using a player's card other than their own in the machine?
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I'm not sure because I never have got a quad there in any scenario, but I'm guessing if you weren't playing on your actual card, you would have got :nono: and no scratchoff. Outside of that...I dunno if they would pursue it any further, especially if it was a card with the same last name on it.
     
  3. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I don't understand why it matters when it comes to who's player's card is in the machine. Does this mean that if a person who doesn't have a player's card in the machine will not be able to get a scratch card if he gets a quad?

    Is it a prerequisite to have a players card in the machine to qualify for a scratch card upon gaining quads?
     
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  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yes that's in the fine print.

    6. The B Connected Card must be in play to receive a scratch card. On
    redemption, the B Connected Card number must match the B Connected
    account number written on the issued scratch card to be valid for
    redemption.
     
  5. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Thanks, Tring. I wasn't aware. I swear I never stop learning on this board. Thank you!
     
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    Hello everyone, I've been reading on this forum on & off over the last year. This thread actually made me think of something! I'm headed to the The Orleans Monday morning. I have the BConnected Card as I live in Northern Indiana & occasionally play at The Blue Chip in Michigan City, IN (also a Boyd property). My father and I usually just use my players card when he comes with me, this has never seemed to be a problem. However, if he's playing on my card out in Vegas at a Boyd property and I'm not playing with him (if I'm off elsewhere playing) could this be an issue?
     
  7. C0usineddie

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    1- he hates you and its somehow motivated by his deep seated hatred for you even though he has never seen you before in his life.

    2- he is just trying to do his job.
     
  8. gregluvsvegas

    gregluvsvegas Tourist

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    They don't check names, The card readers at MSS can be kind of fussy (errors, game in progress, etc.). I have 2 Bconnected cards. I keep one in my shirt pocket and the other on on my lanyard. When I get a 4OK, I just hand them my "shirt pocket card" and leave my "real" card in the reader. I have never had any questions asked and it makes getting back to the game faster.
     
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    Generally not. But Orleans does have a 10% Bonus on Royals from nickels to quarters ($100 bonus on quarters or higher) for Sunday through Thursday right now, but you need to inform the slot attendant to get that bonus free play. Since you are both are guys, you're probably okay as long as your dad doesn't hit a tax form.
     
  10. Joe

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    My wife and I play on the same card and anytime she hits a quad she hands them my card. My superstition is to have my second card on the bar when I get a quad and hand that card to the scratch person, leaving my other card in the machine at all times. We have had more than our share of quads and never have had a problem.

    Back to the OP. Is it possible the scratch person noticed your card had dropped out due to lack of play and just wanted to reactivate it?
     
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    This is similar to our process. My wife and I play on my card when downtown and separately at Gold Coast / Orleans so to keep her offers active. Always at the Boar's Head Bar we both have my card in each of our machines with one more card between us on the console. Whenever a paying hand qualifying for a scratch off is achieved, we hand the 3rd card to the attendant and never have a problem. IF (when we first started) the attendant came up to the machine, noted the paying hand and we didn't offer a card, she / he would remove our card from the machine and copy the information on the back of the scratch off.

    One attendant told us if we had hit earlier, just hand us the previous scratch off for the information she needed on the new win. Not sure if that was within the rules but not sure how far outside. the rules that could be.
     
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    Handing them a previous scratch card has always worked for me. They just copy my number from that one to the new one.
     
  13. Julie888

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    Joe, my card was in fine and he actually read it. The card was active, definitely not lack of play! ☺️

    Technically, it's supposed to be your own card in the machine. You guys are regulars so they'd never question your wife giving your card. I gather she does this when she's not sitting beside you too.

    I have a similar superstition to not remove my card during play.
     
  14. Joe

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    Perhaps you are right about them knowing us. We do know every scratch card person by name. Yes, she plays on my card even when we are not sitting together, or if I'm not even there.
     
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    QUOTE=tom.mckenzie;1200934]Handing them a previous scratch card has always worked for me. They just copy my number from that one to the new one.[/QUOTE]


    That's what I do - use a previous scratcher.
     
  16. oldschoolvegas

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    Its easier to read numbers off your card rather than off a scratch card. I just try to make their job a little easier this way beside a tip now and then.
     
  17. mwig

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    I've had numerous occasions where the number on the back of my scratch card is illegible to the person trying to copy it. In this case they need to see another card or your players card to make sure they have the right number. I've never had an attendant grab my card from the machine. They are usually much nicer but I would be willing to bet that the clarity of the number was the issue.
     
  18. Julie888

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    mwig, that sounds like a logical answer. I have a few cards so will have a look through and see if any are blurred. I did toss some with an old expiry date prior to leaving

    That really makes sense. Thanks.

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    mwig, that sounds like a logical answer. I have a few cards so will have a look through and see if any are blurred. I did toss some with an old expiry date prior to leaving

    That really makes sense. Thanks.
     
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