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Casino Bonanza: Uncashed Slot Machine Tickets

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 3rd August 2005 9:07am
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Gamblers that play ticket-in, ticket-out slot machines give thousands of dollars a month back to the casinos in which they play by not cashing in their vouchers.

One of the unexpected bonanzas casinos have realized by installing cashless machines that print bar-coded claim tickets instead of distributing coins when players cash out is that some players don't bother cashing tickets with small amounts.

"I think it was one of the unintended consequences of ticket-in, ticket-out," said Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor newsletter. "I know I have a ticket for $7.50 in one of my desk drawers. It just wasn't worth my time to cash it in at the time."

Anyone who has spent much time in a casino that offers the so-called TITO technology has seen the vouchers with minimal amounts are left behind by gamblers who don't feel it's worth the effort to cash in a ticket for a penny or two.



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