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Unread 03-03-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas and Toronto
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Question Cashing Your Paycheque at a Casino?

I was at Sunset Station today, and lining up at the cage in front of me were at least 2 people cashing their regular work paycheque. Never seen this before.

How common is this? Are there perks of doing it this way instead of going to the good 'ol 'Bank of America'?

Please enlighten...
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Unread 03-03-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Common incentives are entries into drawings, or free pulls on slot machines for prizes.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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...in front of me were at least 2 people cashing their regular work paycheque.
Why not ask them?
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Unread 03-03-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Summerlin, NV
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This is very common. Lots of people in Las Vegas do not have bank accounts.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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oh yeah. Every payday they line up at the casinos. Used to be longer lines where there were more laborers in town with no bank accounts.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Yeah, no fee check cashing, plus if you have a boarding pass at the station casinos you can be entered in a drawing for each paycheck for a chance to double that check.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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I have about 15 people on a 50 person crew that cash paychecks at the casino. Some don't have back accounts, some like an excuse to go to the casino, and some do it because it is the fastest way (outside of direct deposit) to get their money fee free.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I do not advise it. The one time I did it I wound up getting drunk and gambling my whole paycheck away. That is what the casinos are counting on hence the no check cashing fees. I have known others who have also done this, one whose wife kicked him out of the house for it.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Why not ask them?
He's asking here.

Is there a problem with that?

I'm curious as well; my guess would be that they want you to cash your paycheck & gamble it, so they'll probably do it without a fee. Maybe give you other perks.
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Unread 03-03-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: lost wages
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The main reason casinos cash payroll checks is because they know most don't leave with a 100% of their check. The lines are ridiculous on Fridays at most casino cages. Direct Deposit is the best and most convenient, but if you have no checking account, that's not an option.
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