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They wouldn’t pay a jackpot with a check

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by meyers67, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. oldschoolvegas

    oldschoolvegas Low-Roller

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    You have a third option which is to have it deposited as front money. You can draw against it and get a check for the balance before you leave. You must go to the cage for the jackpot payoff and not physically touch the money to have deposited as front money. You must give the cage ample time to prepare a check prior to departure. I have done this more than once.
     
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  2. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Thank you to all posters of this thread. The sharing of information will help those of us who have yet to experience a large jackpot. It can be quite distressing while in the moment with people staring, crowds, anxiety with the count out, etc.

    I learned a lot. I learned there are some asshole slot attendants out there. I learned to beware of tribal casinos, who love to take your money but balk when WE WIN with stupid demands like SS cards who everyone knows we should not carry.

    I learned to be assertive and demand other options besides just cash.

    Just like @meyers67 mentioned, I wish I was there to help his friend's mom.
     
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  3. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I can attest that there is no need for a social security card in Vegas. Last December I got two handpay Royals at Four Queens. The attendant took my driver’s license info and asked me for my social security number. I then signed a form that stated I was not lying about it. Some form of valid ID is required for anyone to be present in the casino as they use this rule to trespass the homeless.
     
  4. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    When my husband won $25,000 on a slot they didn't give him the option. They went away with his I.D. and came back with the cash, minus 30% for taxes. This was at Ballys
     
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  5. vegasmacker

    vegasmacker Canadian Ambassador for Sully's Bar

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    Having never won enough to have that happen, but I know BeeeJay had a few hits where he had to argue and refuse the cash and that they had to give a check if requested. These were all $5k + hits and they eventually gave in each time because I don't think they had a choice.
     
  6. Elf70

    Elf70 High-Roller

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    No request from Harrahs Cherokee for a physical SS card. The first time I got a handpay there they just asked for my SS number and players card.
     
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  7. rdwoodpecker

    rdwoodpecker Low-Roller

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    Hit a royal flush progressive VP, attendant ask how I wanted it. Part cashand part check. Like mentioned the check took about 30 minutes but I was fine with the wait.
     
  8. WINGSFAN2012

    WINGSFAN2012 High-Roller

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    It is not the Monte Carlo anymore, that is for sure!
     
  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    They flat out refused the request for a check? Or did they just assume he wanted cash? These are two different levels of suck. If I was lucky enough to hit $25k, I would want the vast majority in a check.
     
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  10. SMG

    SMG High-Roller

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    Several years ago, I hit a hand-pay at the Horseshoe-Hammond for the first time at their property and they requested my SS card. They held my cash hostage until I returned with my SS card. Luckily, I'm in Chicago so I'm only about a 1 hr drive from the Horseshoe. I was told that the SS card is only request once so they'll have the info on file and I wouldn't be asked again if I were to win another hand-pay in the future. I even told them that I frequent the CET properties in Vegas and they never ask for my SS card when I win a hand-pay, just the number is good enough, but they still wanted to see my card. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Mitkraft

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    I can't help but wonder if the demand for the SS card isn't an attempt not to pay you. Kinda like all the hoops you have to jump through to get a rebate and how they are purposefully designed to save money by limiting the number of people who successfully claim it.
     
  12. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    They didn't offer at all. He just took the I.D., disappeared and came back with $17,500 cash. They did have security standing there while they gave it to us and offered to walk us back to PH which we declined. The next day I went to the cash cage to see if they could exchange it for a cheque but they wouldn't. I then went to Diamond check-in to see about putting it in their safety deposit box and they wouldn't do that either.

    We have never had any issues with our room safes but having that amount of cash in there along with most of the bankroll we'd come with made us a bit nervous.
     
  13. dukeofdarby

    dukeofdarby High-Roller

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    I wonder if you were treated differently because you are not a us citizen-----never had any taxes taken out for a jackpot-----also-------have known people who have deposited a large amount of money up front in the cage to draw on when needed,do not remember if this was via check or cash-----
     
  14. Jspigare

    Jspigare Tourist

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    A few years back I got a check for $2k at Aria, kept $2k in cash - no questions asked, like 9 in the morning, took maybe 25 minutes.
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  15. Basil

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    Yes: There is required withholding for residents of Canada of 30%, and for many other countries as well. The exception is for those countries who have a tax treaty with the US that does not require withholding
     
  16. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike MIA

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    some years ago me and my buddy hit a royal at let it ride in ballys.....
    they brought out 15k in chips and a suit came over and asked if we'd like a check.
    we took $1,000 each in chips and got a check for $13,000.
    while waiting for the check he asked where we were staying and we said Harrahs.
    and said, let's go get up a coffee while you wait. he took us to a hidden door office and said he noticed a couple
    guys eyeballing us and said they could have security escort us to the door, but outside we were on our own.
    when we got the check he took us through some corridors and we entered into a different part of the casino
    and left.
     
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  17. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    I haven't been to the tribal Connecticut casinos in years but I did get a handpay at Foxwoods a while back (probably about 7 or 8 years ago) and they did not ask for a physical card at that time.
     
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  18. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas Low-Roller

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    BlacklabberMike, its Nice to hear that the Ballys exec had your back, to protect you from creeps watching you guys get Paid out.
    Thats what is Suppose to happen when you hit it big.

    As far as getting a Check? I've only been turned down once when amount was only for 4k. But if I had pressured they probably would have done it.

    Several years ago I had a major hit at Bell, and blurted out CHECK PLEASE.
    It can be hard to remember in the exciting moment.... but have those Words ready to go WHEN you hit a biggie.:clap:
    Because once they take your ID and go to get the cash?
    Its usually too late to Ask for a check. You really gotta remember to ask them Right Away.
     
  19. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    My local Tribal went thru the required SA for about a year. I think enough complaining stopped it. Now you just complete the appropriate form (W-9). However you have to complete it every time. The employees don’t even like it as your number is held in the system so there isn’t a need for it after first time. But better than requiring a SA Card.
     
  20. Grant1982

    Grant1982 High-Roller

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    I hit 20k in Tunica and wish they would have offered a check because it never crossed my mind. I didn't even have a room, so I just stuffed my pockets and waddled out to the car and went home.
     
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