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Table Games Using other casino's chips at a different casino?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Heisenberg, Nov 4, 2019.

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  1. Heisenberg

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    Was in the middle of playing Craps at El Cortez, When a guy came up and dropped $25 dollars worth of Circus Circus chips on the field. The stick person said he could not do that. The man replied that he had permission from the cage to do this.The box man also said no at first. Then after about 30 seconds of discussion, they exchanged the chips for El Co chips and let him play on. Is this something that the casinos let happen? I thought maybe between casinos ran by the same company they may let you slide...but El Co and Circus??
     
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  2. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    In general, they will exchange $1-$5 chips at any casino table from any other casino. $100-up chips have to be taken to the cage to exchange so they can look them up in the 'chip book' to make sure they're kosher. $25 chips are discretionary.
     
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    topcard Vegas Has Re-Opened!

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    Way back in the day, all of the strip casinos honored each others' chips... you couldn't 'play' them, but they treated them just like cash at the tables - they'd drop the 'foreign' chips - just like cash - and give you their chips for play... always required a 'call-out' even back then... in those days, they'd accept black chips, but no higher... There were some exceptions, though - nobody took Stupak's chips... or 'Slots-a-Fun' chips (except for Circus)... or any from non-strip properties.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I remember from the 1970s, at least downtown, that casinos, at least the Plaza and El Cortez, would accept each others' chips. I remember something about them having a cooperative "clearing house" to exchange them back.

    I also remember that in the days of coin droppers, when they went away from real silver dollars to dollar tokens, that some, but not all, "other casino" tokens would work in slot machines. I assume they had a similar arrangement to settle up on these.
     
  5. 44inarow

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    Generally speaking, Strip properties won't let other property chips play at the table, but it's absolutely trivial to cash anything lower than a black out at the cage, and blacks are usually okay as well. Above that is tougher.
     
  6. subafrk

    subafrk Longing to be sipping a Scotch at the Cromwell...

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    Very interesting info!
     
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    mbely1000 Low-Roller

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    I've seen it done quite often and done it myself a few times. Usually only $5 or $25 chips. I can't imagine anyone allowing that at $500 or above.
     
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  8. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    I remember when Binion's Horseshoe was on the ropes (Becky was running Benny's casino into the ground). The Golden Nugget had a policy of taking other properties chips up to a couple of hundred. BUT I heard them say not the 'Shoe chips.
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Interesting info. I remember when I was still new to Vegas and I had MSS chips but wanted to play at the Cal. I took the time to go cash in the MSS chips before heading over to the Cal to play craps.

    After a few more trips I noticed MSS and the Cal would take each other's chips and I didn't have to do what I did. Makes sense. They are sister properties.

    Never thought different properties would accept chips from another property. Especially far apart properties like Circus and Elco. But I think it's cool!
     
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    I think YMMV with other casinos accepting other casino chips. Sometimes they allow it, other times they don't.
     
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    I only know Bally's accepts Paris' chips.
     
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    It was not chips, but my wife had a TITO for about $25 from the Mirage last weekend that the Bellagio would not accept at the cage. She was told she had to go back to the Mirage for them to cash it as they could not honor the TITO. I thought that was pretty odd and it just became the maids tip.
     
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    In the past I cashed PH Banana chips at CP and was quite the hassle. I cashed one or two at Paris and no problem at all. Never tried to cash any from non Caeser properties.
     
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