So, I'm interested in applying for a line of credit at the Four Queens (though this question is about casino credit in general) as I like the idea of not having to carry cash as well as reducing my liability on foreign currency conversions between USD and CAD. The process seems to be pretty straightforward (between the actual form and the anecdotes I've heard about casino LOCs here and elsewhere). However I've got a few questions on the subject that I was hoping some of you might be able to help answer... Foreign Accounts: To my knowledge, it isn't TERRIBLY difficult for Canadians with Canadian bank accounts and good credit to get casino LOCs... however I can only imagine this is at least slightly more complicated than using a U.S. bank account. I'm sure there's no "right or wrong" answer to this... but I'm generally curious about the experiences of non-U.S. gamblers when it comes to using non-U.S. accounts to get approved for this type of credit. On this general topic, could it possibly make a difference if I opened up a U.S. based account? I welcome any and all anecdotes on this subject as this seems to be the “pillar” of casino credit applications. Self-Employment: As I've come to learn with applications for such things as mortgages, being self-employed tends to be an impairment on one's perceived creditworthiness. My income is steady and likely no different from what an employee's income and bank activity would look like. However, I understand and respect that they'll likely look at my application differently based on the fact that I'm self-employed. For those who are or have been in a similar situation, can this be a barrier to getting a casino LOC? Is there anything I should do differently in anticipation of this possibly being an issue, such as purposely keeping more funds in my chequing account to keep the average balance higher? "Raising Red Flags": While there's nothing inherently wrong (depending on who you ask, of course... lol) with gambling in a casino with money you can afford to lose, I suspect it could be possible that having inquiries from a casino on my banking or credit records might be treated as a red flag in certain contexts. I'm not necessarily asking whether or not that will happen (since it will obviously vary from creditor to creditor), but what I am specifically asking is... will my bank and/or the credit bureaus be able to see these inquiries in such a way that it’s clear that they’re casino-related? I imagine the answer is yes, but I'd love to hear any general commentary on this subject. I'm intending to get a mortgage for the first time at some point in the next year or so... and the last thing I'd want is for a casino credit inquiry to disqualify me or put me into a different risk category.