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Old 12-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Finding Chips/Bills/Vouchers on the floor in Casinos

If you keep your eyes open you can find chips, bills and slot vouchers on the floor occasionally. I almost always see a voucher for pennies and just leave it there.. but I want to hear some stories...

here are some of mine:
  • $100 chip in the middle of a dark carpet
  • $25 chip in the middle of a dark carpet
  • $60 bucks in twenties laying on the floor of near empty row of slots
  • $30 slot voucher upside down on a main casino walkway
  • $20 in 4 reds under poker table
  • Probably various other $5 and $1 chips found but can't recall them.

That would put me at let's say $250 over about 7 years in Vegas.
Let's say $35/year


One of these days i know i will see a nice yellow chip just laying there in the middle of nowhere.

just to make it clear i am not speaking of theft or not alerting someone to dropped cash or valuables - clearly this is to be a discussion of chips or bills just laying in the middle of nowhere with no possible identifiable owner.. you can also turn this into a - what would you do? return it to casino security or put it in your pocket....
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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If you read the book "Beneath the Neon", which is about people who live in the tunnels, they talk about savaging for tickets/chips/money left behind as a main source of their income.

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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If you keep your eyes open you can find chips, bills and slot vouchers on the floor occasionally. I almost always see a voucher for pennies and just leave it there.. but I want to hear some stories...

here are some of mine:
  • $100 chip in the middle of a dark carpet
  • $25 chip in the middle of a dark carpet
  • $60 bucks in twenties laying on the floor of near empty row of slots
  • $30 slot voucher upside down on a main casino walkway
  • $20 in 4 reds under poker table
  • Probably various other $5 and $1 chips found but can't recall them.

That would put me at let's say $250 over about 7 years in Vegas.
Let's say $35/year


One of these days i know i will see a nice yellow chip just laying there in the middle of nowhere.

just to make it clear i am not speaking of theft or not alerting someone to dropped cash or valuables - clearly this is to be a discussion of chips or bills just laying in the middle of nowhere with no possible identifiable owner.. you can also turn this into a - what would you do? return it to casino security or put it in your pocket....
You know you are stealing from the casino when you do this, right?
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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Re: Finding Chips/Bills/Vouchers on the floor in Casinos

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You know you are stealing from the casino when you do this, right?
Please explain
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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If you read the book "Beneath the Neon", which is about people who live in the tunnels, they talk about savaging for tickets/chips/money left behind as a main source of their income.

Cheers,

S
I've heard about that and seen a short documentary online... Fascinating stuff. I'm in no way talking about going up and down rows of slot machines trying to find ones with credits forgotten. That's entirely something else.

I'm only talking about the random Vegas local or anyone who isnt looking for it at all and occasionally sees money on the floor in the casino.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #6
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Re: Finding Chips/Bills/Vouchers on the floor in Casinos

****ing theif! i left that black chip on the dark carpet for safekeeping! I didnt think someone would come by, steal it and make a thread on 2+2 about it 6 years later! you should be ashamed of yourself!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:56 AM   #7
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Please explain
It's technically the casino's when it's left behind.

I left $10 in a machine before, and didn't realize I did until hours later. It was gone. Not shocked that someone (who probably needs it more than me) or the casino picked it up.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:18 AM   #8
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Re: Finding Chips/Bills/Vouchers on the floor in Casinos

I believe the question as to whether or not this is considered stealing was settled by the Supreme Court case Finders Keepers v. Losers Weepers.

As for me I've found a couple of green chips (oddly enough, no reds or whites) and a $20 bill. Not to mention a winning football ticket (lost the game but beat the spread). It's not like I go around picking up all the dropped tickets I can find, something just caught my eye and it was a $25 or so winner.

Of course, it all got evened out when I dropped my cellphone while sitting at a blackjack table and whoever found it didn't return it to security.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:28 AM   #9
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It's technically the casino's when it's left behind.

I left $10 in a machine before, and didn't realize I did until hours later. It was gone. Not shocked that someone (who probably needs it more than me) or the casino picked it up.
Left in a machine and on the floor is a different story. I've heard that if money is physically in the slot machine, its the casinos and to go to a machine and play money that was left behind or just cash it out is against the rules. But if something is left on the floor I think thats different. Not 100% sure but what precedent would a casino have for saying all lost money is theirs? Sounds ridiculous to me. At least in poker (in Vegas) if someone leaves money on the table it is picked up, put in an envelope and they have a certain amount of time to claim it and if they don't its donated to charity.

I found a 5er on the floor a couple weeks ago.
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If you read the book "Beneath the Neon", which is about people who live in the tunnels, they talk about savaging for tickets/chips/money left behind as a main source of their income.

Cheers,

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scavenging? lol
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:36 AM   #11
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Re: Finding Chips/Bills/Vouchers on the floor in Casinos

they talked about this on "gambling with an edge" a few months back.

everything is taped, so if it's obvious that it's not your property, it's theft.

as i recall, taking slot credits, definitely theft... finding $$$, probably.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:58 AM   #12
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Found a hundred dollar bill coming out of the bathroom at the WSOP. It was during a break and there were a ton of people in that hallway and I just happened to notice it on the carpet.
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****ing theif! i left that black chip on the dark carpet for safekeeping! I didnt think someone would come by, steal it and make a thread on 2+2 about it 6 years later! you should be ashamed of yourself!
u just made my day
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:18 AM   #14
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Re: Finding Chips/Bills/Vouchers on the floor in Casinos

In Australia keeping lost items, money, etc is known as "theft by finding" and you can be prosecuted. I work with a bunch of Aussie casino guys, and they support/believe in this law to the point that it leads to heated arguments.

Needless to say, we fail to see eye to eye on the matter.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #15
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Shawn jacobs?
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