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Travelers' Checks?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by tlc2846, Feb 13, 2014.

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  1. tlc2846

    tlc2846 Tourist

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    Has anyone had problems with cashing travelers' checks in Vegas? We were told when in New Orleans that many places do not accept them anymore.
     
  2. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    It is possible that some places do not accept traveler's checks, mostly stores and other places where you spend money. Although I haven't cashed them at all the casinos in vegas I never had a casino turn me down (with proper ID). All the boyd casinos downtown all accepted my traveler's checks when I was there last month.

    I think if you stick with cashing them at the casino cage you shouldn't have too many problems. If you are shopping at small stores they may not accept traveler's checks.
     
  3. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    I used to bring them all the time and always cashed them at any casino cage, no problem at all.
     
  4. tlc2846

    tlc2846 Tourist

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    Thanks for the replies. Looking forward to being there next Tuesday!
     
  5. blackjacknut

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  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Or just put a few thousand in your pocket and then hit the ATM if needed. I know folks hate paying the $5 to get a $1,000.... but I find TC a pain to deal with as well.

    Still, we take maybe $5,000. Half on me, half stashed.
     
  7. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I think everyone has their own level of comfort. For some, they can carry around tens of thousands with no problem, others are afraid to carry $1000. Same thing with TC's, some think they are a pain while others (including myself) feel more comfortable carrying around tc's.

    One thing to also remember, bring your ID and show it when cashing your TC, also remember to sign your TC when you pick them up. It's much easier for them to cash your TC if you have the proper ID that matches what you signed on the TC. At the downtown Boyd casinos some of them wrote down my Driver license number on the TC when I cashed them.
     
  8. jackincols

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    Years back, before I retired, the bank my company did business with had TC's in $500 & $1000 denominations. A lot easier than signing your name to a bunch of CNote checks. Never had a problem cashing them.

    However, I think there's been recent situations where TC's have been stolen and even forged to the point some Vegas joints don't want to cash them?
     
  9. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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  10. jackincols

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    Sam, this was a privately owned bank up in Columbus, OH. Some of their clients flew their employees overseas quite often on business. They spefically asked the bank to carry the larger denom. TC's and they obliged. Never saw them in any other bank again.
     
  11. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    I've cashed them at the cages at El Cortez and Flamingo before. ElCo called in to some number each time, I guess to see if the'd been reported stolen. The Flamingo just forked over the cash.

    I had no problem getting $500 denominations; I'm sure the bank can order them for you if they aren't at hand.

    As for it being a PITA to sign them, I would suggest it was a worse experience having lost the $500 before.

    I might even go back to using them, now that the Golden Gate stopped giving freeplay on Canadian exchange.
     
  12. wigwam_salesman

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    I take TC's from the UK every time - mainly for bankroll management more than anything else...Never had a problem cashing them using common sense. A corner shop or small cafe is likely to refuse to cash a $100 TC (the only value I bother getting) but it shouldn't be a problem anywhere major.

    Ellis Island demands two forms of signature ID (I use driving license and credit card) but everywhere on the strip is happy with one form and a countersign. A lot of the time they just go with a countersign.
     
  13. jmtrudeau

    jmtrudeau Low-Roller

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    Frankly, cashiers hate taking them, bank tellers hate selling them. I used them once in my life and went through nothing but headaches almost everywhere I used them. Most banks charge fees for TCs and if you come back home with them and deposit them back into your account it was money wasted. I fly there with my gambling bankroll in pocket and use my card for EVERYTHING and the ATM if needed and ATMs are everywhere, just check to see if you can increase your daily limit. Most banks are 500-600/day
     
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