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Old 02-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #91
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I wouldnt start getting paranoid until around $30k+ range
How do you figure that's the danger threshold?

Badguy1: "We need to rob someone, hey that guy just put 10k in his pocket and he's all alone?"

Badguy2: "NFW, I ain't robbing anyone with under 30K."
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #92
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well ive just discovered its not good to carry more than $200 for the game if uve got discipline problems playing what u shouldnt. found that out the hard way last 2 days. good idea to keep mostly all ur money in the bank, thats whats nice about having a vegas bank.
I take it that video poker did not go well.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:52 PM   #93
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You need to stop finding all your women out in front of the Trop at 3AM.
Winnah!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:30 PM   #94
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Winnah!
Last time I was at the Trop that late, I ran into a pimp and man was it scary business since apparently he had been stalking me and knew I had been playing poker at Excalibur (where I was staying) and MGM. Thankfully he believed that silly lie that I was busto and asexual, oh wait..
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:34 AM   #95
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I think his intent was to get your location and rob you.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:55 AM   #96
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well i've never carried $2000 plus in cash on a plane before, so i just didnt wanna do anything that looked outta the ordinary.
On a plane that is heading for Vegas...I would say that a lot of people have $2K+ in their pockets...the authorities at the airport are going to be more worried about the condom full of herion in your ass than the cash in your pocket.

No matter what you are carrying, don't pull out the entire wad and fan it out in front of everyone while looking for a single to use as a tip. Keep what you plan to spend plus some extra small bills in one place for easy access. Keep the rest in a different pocket and only let it see daylight when you are alone.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:07 AM   #97
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Dunno if somebody already posted about David "Viffer" Peat and taking the plane with lotta cash

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/19...velers-398198/

There was also a funny story by someone about crossing the canadian border with too much money, maybe in archives, couldnt find it though.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:42 PM   #98
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You guys ever hear of kicking the woman out of the room "afterwards" ... it's not a new concept.
I thought that was the whole point of using the services of a 'professional'. "I'm not paying for 'boom-boom', I'm paying so they'll leave after"
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:56 PM   #99
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get 10k in benjamins.....put them in your pocket.....



if u want to be fancy u can have them paperclicked in incraments of 1k or 5k.....

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Old 07-08-2009, 04:01 AM   #100
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Dunno if somebody already posted about David "Viffer" Peat and taking the plane with lotta cash

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/19...velers-398198/
Yeah, Travel with a lot of money has become a little different even within the USA since I first posted in this thread ages ago....

Just to avoid needless hassles---or WORSE---I would be wiring money ahead to Vegas if at all possible or I guess at a minimum buying Travelers Checks (at least if they are confiscated you can get an immediate replacement--I think)

Besides the above posters incident, there is the recent incident regarding an operative of Congressman Paul being unreasonably detained at the St. Louis airport because he was carrying only about $4,700 in cash.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...-1U1QD98TCATO0

He prolly didnt help himself by not answering some questions, but what does 4700 have to do with him safely traveling on a plane?

Here is excerpt of recorded Iphone conversation:

Officer: Why do you have this money? That's the question, that's the major question. Bierfeldt: Yes, sir, and I'm asking whether I'm legally required to answer that question. Officer: Answer that question first, why do you have this money. Bierfeldt: Am I legally required to answer that question? Officer: So you refuse to answer that question? Bierfeldt: No, sir, I am not refusing. Officer: Well, you're not answering. Bierfeldt: I'm simply asking my rights under the law. [...] The officers can be heard saying they will involve the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, and appear to threaten arrest, saying they are going to transport Bierfeldt to the local police station, in handcuffs if necessary. [...] Near the end of the recording an additional officer enters the situation and realizes the origins of the money. Officer: So these are campaign contributions for Ron Paul? Bierfeldt: Yes, sir. Officer: You're free to go.

Better article from The New Yorker which includes link to the full audio:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...to-answer.html

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:15 AM   #101
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i prefer to exchange my currency into quarters, get a backpack full of them, it is a workout to hike the strip and also it is proper BRM.

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Old 07-08-2009, 01:17 PM   #102
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Can someone explain why to NOT use in-room safes?
Aside from bav's point (there is a device that can instantly open the safes) I can say from having worked in the luggage business that it wouldn't take too much time to run through 10,000 combinations. Some safes reset after a few tries but some allow any number of attempts. People would come in the store with combination locks that they had set and then forgotten the combination. I could open a 3 digit lock in about 5 minutes. A 4 digit lock would take under an hour typically. And for the maids remember that they are in the room every day so they can treat it like a 3-digit lock 10 times (or try twice a day on 5 different days) because people don't typically change their passcodes.

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Mind you, someone also posted a story about once being given the wrong lock box at Rio when he went to access it. He gave 'em his key, signed the little card, and they couldn't get his box open. So a supervisor wandered up and opened it with a master and handed him the box. Only it wasn't his box--gee, maybe that explains why his key didn't work in the box. He claimed they were quite nonchalant about it, like this sorta thing happens regularly, and when he tried to formally voice a complaint they weren't interested at all in hearing it.
The two places I have used boxes, they open the boxes in front of me. So if there was confusion about the box number I would be able to catch it right away. They have to use the key they gave me originally and then their master key at the same time. I now would be nervous if they were opening the boxes in a place that I couldn't see. Typically that should not be the case because they wouldn't want you to worry once you hand them your box (with valuables) that they are going to switch boxes on you once they are out of sight...

To the Original Post, I just came back from Vegas and carried $9,000 - $14,000 every day. I carried most of it in a fanny pack hidden under my shirt and pants (it slid comfortably to a resting place on my hip). And the rest of the money (2 buy-ins) I broke up and put in two pockets. I also had carrying around money in a money clip in case the thief was unlike everybody else who ever robbed me and didn't want me to empty all of my pockets.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:40 AM   #103
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what really worries me is how to keep myself from getting killed during my sleep if i invite a woman over. so ive hardly ever done that. you see if someone is in ur room while u sleep, having ur money in the bank or elsewhere doesnt protect u. u will be killed for ur bank cards, and u will be forced to transfer all ur online assets. thats why its so important to drug, gag, and tie up the woman before u drag her back to your mothers basement for a night of teh hawt seczes.
Standard. Most women are money grubbing hookers who have no problem stealing your kidneys while you're sleeping.

Also, fixed your post.

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i prefer to exchange my currency into quarters, get a backpack full of them, it is a workout to hike the strip and also it is proper BRM.
[x] workout, assuming bankroll doesn't consist of <$1k
[ ] smart BRM having backpack full of loose change in a town that thrives on coin operated gambling

I'd recommend converting to pennies for better BRM and greater exercise.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:12 AM   #104
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Re: Carrying Cash in Vegas

just get like exchange like 7k cash for a 5k chip and 2 1k chips and keep the rest in cash to play in other casinos..and if u need more cash .just cash back the chip and go back
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #105
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just get like exchange like 7k cash for a 5k chip and 2 1k chips and keep the rest in cash to play in other casinos..and if u need more cash .just cash back the chip and go back

Terrible advice, considering the hassles involved in cashing a $5k chip, particularly if you didn't earn it gambling.
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