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In-room Safes?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by TOWNSVILLE, Aug 16, 2016.

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  1. Breeze147

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    Same story for me at The Mirage. Bozo before me locked the safe. Called down. One guy came up. Opened the safe, verified it was empty, I was up and running in less than a half hour.
     
  2. Kobra2848

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    I think I told this story before but on one trip to the Horseshoe in Bossier City we got to the room and I noticed the safe was locked. I called down and they sent security up. He punched in the code and opened the safe and there was a jar of Fleet suppositories in the safe. We joked that maybe he should have put on a glove before picking it up. Later my wife commented that would be a good place to hide your bankroll because who would want to touch or take it. For the next two days whenever I saw that guard we joked about it.

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  3. Nevada1278

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    Main St, Cal and Fremont all have those little wall safes with keys. If you lose the key (as my husband did once) they have to take out the entire unit and replace it with another one. They don't have master keys apparently.
     
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    How big is your bankroll? I would think when it gets big enough that a room safe does not feel safe enough, you should probably be dealing with markers or front money sent to the cage.

    I mean, what, specifically, are you worried is going to happen. Are you worried about being targetted by staff? Are you worried about someone on staff going through everyone's safes? Or are you worried that because staff have a master sequence to open them, that outsiders do?

    To be targetted, someone would need to know how much you had in there.
    Staff going through all safes would be caught. Some staff know how to open the electronic safes if they are left locked, but they can't re-lock it with the same code. So they can't just systematically check safe's contents and then rob only the guy who happened to leave a large amount in there.
    An outsider needs to blend in, get into the right room, get in to the safe, and get out.

    So its not 100% secure, nothing is. But it is good enough that I would not blink having several thousand in there in chips or bills.
     
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    I had forgotten about these. Stardust used to have them. The key was marked "do not duplicate" but I always wonder if some overworked hardware store employee would even notice that if you tried to have it duplicated.
     
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    Lets just say if I were given a room without a safe I would ask to change rooms to one that does.
    Granted any safe just delays anyone who wants to really get in, but I would rather have one than not.
     
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    good lord, really??
    I know the place is a bit of a throwback, but....wow
     
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    I think it was Orleans, but we had a safe that the battery died while it was locked during our stay and we could not get it open. We had to wait until security came up to open it. I don't remember how he opened it, but he got it open somehow. I don't remember having to show ID, but we probably did.
     
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  9. TOWNSVILLE

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    Nevyn,to answer your query,yes l am concerned about being targetted by the Casino staff [their accomplices].Being a loud mouth,intoxicated Aussie in Vegas l seem to stand out in the gambling crowd.It has it's good points but l am always wary.Never had any trouble on previous trips,actually it made the trips more enjoyable.Regarding bankroll,l'd be a fool to discuss that on a public Website.However it is not large by any means [compared to what l assume others on this site imply].Just imagine though if you were in Australia and had your cash disappear at the local Casino,now what?Hello credit card.Maybe l am just being a Drama Queen but better safe than sorry.hence the query.Again,thanks everybody for the replies.
     
  10. CheeseHog

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    Last November when we checked into The Linq, our safe was locked. Called & security team of 2 arrived. Can't remember if they asked for ID, but didn't matter. There was stuff in the safe which they logged and removed.

    Years ago, we got a call from Excalibur security right after we checked in. Previous occupant had unlocked safe, but forgot her phone charger inside. We found it and security collected it to return to her.

    Couple of years ago Laurel read a travel tip book, and one of their greatest ideas was if you're leaving in the morning, unlock the safe before climbing into bed. That way if there is a problem with the safe, it doesn't impact your flight home.

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    Was at MSS not too long ago,still a key lock
     
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