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Slots Question for high limit slot/video poker players

Discussion in 'Slots' started by thecarve, May 1, 2012.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Just out of curiosity…


    …how does it work for big $ slot/VP players? That is, how does your front money/line of credit/big wad o’ cash “turn into credits on the machine”?

    Surely, the $25+ bettors don’t have to suffer the injustice of actually feeding 20…50…500 hundred dollar bills into the machine, do they? :eek:

    So, do you get a TITO for the amount you want? Is the money added to your “account” and accessed with a pin # at the machine? Does a floor person have to follow you around to “activate” $X onto the machine you want to play?

    Sorry if this seems like a silly question. But, as a table player who’s only ever thrown the odd $20 or $100 into a machine, I’m just curious as to the mechanics of the whole thing.
     
  2. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    When we play in the high limit room, its a $100 bill at a time. Works for us, helps keep track of how much you are dropping as well. Never seen or heard of it being dont any differently than the lower denom machines.
     
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Sure. Me too. But I (and I assume you) don’t go with the intention of playing $50,000 (or whatever large number) on a particular machine or gambling session. If I did, I can’t imagine that I’d want to sit there and feed 500 bills into the machine. And I would certainly think that the casino would want to make it as painless as possible for someone to lose large amounts of money.
     
  4. WrongWayWade

    WrongWayWade VIP Whale

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    I've never done it, but yes, I'd pretty sure it is a TITO thing. They go to the cage or the host and probably using a marker, get a TITO for the amount they'd like to play. They aren't made to push 100 $100-bills into a machine if they want to start with $10,000.

    If you are playing a $5 machine, you probably only need a $500 stake to get going, so bills would be fine. If you are playing a $100 machine, then getting a TITO would be the way to go.

    There may be some way to trigger the cash against your line of credit or deposit in the cage using the player's card. Not sure about that.
     
  5. Tubbs

    Tubbs High-Roller

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    I have not done it with front money, but with cash, a couple of times at Caesars. Just handed over the cash to the cashier and asked for tickets for the machines. Last time I did DIAD I just got 2x $2000 tickets. Saves feeding all the bills into the machines.
     
  6. engicedave

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    Correct, you can either push wads of hundys or go to the cage and with a marker or cash, get TITO's for whatever amount you want to use in the machine.
    One other way to do it yourself is while pushing hundys in one machine and playing, you push a bunch of hundys into the machine next to you until you reach whatever amount you want and then cash out, and then you have a TITO for 1000, 2000, or whatever you want.
     
  7. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks guys. :thumbsup: It isn’t actually practical knowledge that I need, I’m just curious…

    Last weekend, I was having lunch at Cosmo and figured I ought to do the $100 rebate thingy. Then I realized that I’d left my bankroll back in the room at Bellagio. I didn’t want to go back to the room just to play $100 worth of slots. So, I just went through my wallet and found $100 worth of 20’s and 10’s. It was only six or seven bills that I had to feed into the machine, but being an incredibly impatient person, it got me thinking. Even at my level of play (and I’m far from a high roller), if I wanted to switch from BJ to VP/slots, I would find it very annoying to either have to put more money into a machine every few minutes or have to sit there and put twenty or thirty bills through, just to have a reasonable bankroll for a session. And for the high rollers, that goes from being annoying to being practically impossible. So, I knew there had to be an easier way. I just didn’t know what it was.
     
  8. engicedave

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    I remember one time at MGM, before they were solely TITO, and wasn't really all that long ago, it seemed the HL machines were some of the last ones to be changed over, they had $50 tokens and you could go to the desk in the HL area there and get a "box" of $50 coin/tokens, and you had to drop each token one by one. I was told there were $100 tokens as well, but I don't remember seeing any of those.
    I also seem to remember, they kept a very close eye on those tokens, like someone would stand there with the box. I don't think you could cash out and just walk away, it was all handpay, and I was told that was because the number of those tokens were very limited.
     
  9. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Good stuff. :thumbsup: Be careful though, engicedave. You’re dating yourself.
     
  10. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Old School Comps!!!

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  11. LV_Bound

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    You probably could go to the cage with $10K and ask that they give you a ticket.
    We use a Credit Line and when we pull out cash they give us a ticket.
     
  12. captainron62

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    The only interesting thing I have ever seen in a HL room was a lady in the HL room at Paris, playing two $25 machines maxxed out at the same time. We watched her for a few mins, she had over $2000 in each one and was going about her business like it was nothing.
     
  13. engicedave

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    I play in HL, but not the super-high stuff, I think I have pulled a $100 machine once (lost)
    One time in B, I walked through the HL salon and a woman is sitting there, calmly, with like a $150K handpay on a $100 Top Dollar, meaning she was playing $200 a pull.
    My friends were freaking, asking "why is she so calm, she won like $150,000!!"
    I said "it's all relative. To you, $150K is a shitload of money, to her, since she's playing $200 a spin, it's like $100 is to you"
     
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