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Just found $4 in Aria chips

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Its Only Money, Dec 31, 2016.

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  1. Its Only Money

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    So I'm starting the New Year by doing some house cleaning while watching football. I'm doing some rearranging and what not. I pulled out a pair of shorts and found 4 Aria dollar chips. They are from my Labor Day trip I think. I'm pretty sure I've found a $25 chip before after getting home.

    What amount of chips have you found that you've accidentally brought home?
     
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    Never accidentally brought home chips but one time got home and found $75 of free play in my pocket that I forgot to use.
     
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    The most I've found is probably $5-$15 in chips.

    I had a friend who went bankrupt 4 days into our 7 day road trip to Vegas. So any time he found a ticket voucher for 10 cents, 50 cents, even a dollar, he collected them and took his sweet time to cash it all in just to redeem McDonald's. We wanted to teach him a lesson. Don't go on a trip this long unless you can afford it, which he certainly couldn't!

    He was so desperate that he walked from Paris all the way to Freemont street to cash in a $5 voucher in 120 degree heat. Never seen a human lobster before until then.

    Anyway, my point is - when we got home, he found a $50 ticket voucher that he forgot to cash in which would have probably saved him so much time and hassle!!!

    Funny thing is - now every time we go to Vegas, he turns in $1,000 profit every night at the blackjack tables without any effort.
     
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    I've found a few Doritos crumbs in the backpack, but that's been it for chips!

    My bride keeps tiny-denomination TITOs as souvenirs from each trip so I find those in our luggage pockets all the time!

    RICHARD
     
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  5. Chuck2009x

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    Stray or stashed chips I always find while I'm still there, but I found 2 TITOs worth a combined $1,150 in my wallet once after getting home.

    Now that I think about it, it's probably just luck I've never been shitfaced enough to think it would be a great idea to stash a few blacks or TITOs in the minibar or under the mattress or sofa cushions instead of the safe.
     
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    What does TITOs mean?
     
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    Stands for "Ticket-In/Ticket-Out". The very common way that slot/VP machines have cashed out winnings over the last 10+ years.
     
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    They're the vouchers slot machine spit out when you cash out. Ticket-In Ticket-Out.

    When I think about it a little more, I'm sure I've been shitfaced enough to think it was a good idea, I've just never actually done it.

    I think...
     
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    Hahaha, I just call them ticket vouchers. Thanks! What did you end up doing about the ticket, Chuck?
     
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    Found a $1000 chip on the floor at Paris a few years back.
     
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    I had $30 in chips from The Linq in July. I rarely play there so I mailed them to a friend in San Antonio that was going in November, told her they were here lucky chips. Sadly they weren't .
     
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    Did you keep it?
     
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    LOVE this, totally cracked me up. I'm not big on casinos outside of Vegas, BUT occasionally hit them on a blue moon with the inlaws. On rooms that don't have safes, I've hidden a few bills behind the fire exit diagram on the door. (Sounds dumb, but not a place staff would check first, since it require no cleaning or service.)

    At least on one occasion, the money slid further down than I hoped, and I was HOPING I removed all the cash (hard to see). Worst case scenario would be a $20 lost, but I can TOTALLY see someone hiding a TITO or chip in a weird spot while drunkie pants, then forgetting.

    Though, a $5 or $20 might be humorous, a few black chips on the otherhand, makes me cringe even thinking about it, as im sure it's been done :(
     
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    On the TITOs I brought home, I had a host, so I emailed him and he said "no sweat it happens all the time."

    I took a copy of them just in case and then Priority Mailed them to him and I got a check about a week or so later. They route them through the MGM Resorts Accounts Payable department.
     
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    No we turned it into security. Found it on the floor right in front of the high limit room so it should have been on camera. Lots of people thought I was nuts for turning it in but it turned out to be our first ever winning trip so I guess karma was on our side.
     
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    After my last trip I was emptying my pockets at the airport, and found $75 in chips that I forgot to cash-in before I left PH. Guess that gives me a good reason to make a trip over there.
     
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    The same thing happened to us at Fremont. We sat down at video poker machines and there was bucket of $1 tokens (Yeah, they still had machines that spit out tokens) and it probably had $300-$400 dollars in it. We turned it into the cage and informed them where it was found. About 20 minutes later, a lady stops by and asks if we had seen a bucket of coins. We told here we turned them into the cage. After picking them up, she returned and gave us $50. We turned that into $300.

    It's something that we would have done regardless of the environment, but there is also too much risk to not turning it in due to the "eye in the sky"
     
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    Not tickets but once found a $50 bill on the casino floor at MGM. Made for a nice dinner
     
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    Found a ticket worth about $175 under a chair at the VP bar at Winstar Casino in Oklahoma. Turned it in. They traced it back to the persons players card. I assume the owner eventually got their money back.

    Found a winstar TITO in my wife's purse once. About $30. They mailed us the cash!
     
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    Apparently last trip I brought home $80 in chips from The Linq, just cashed in my change jar and it had $523 and 3 $25 and 1$5 Chip. So over $600 added to April's bank roll
     
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