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Old March 25th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Default How much cash can you bring on plane?

My bankroll has increased enough for me to ask this question now. I know I'm not going to get any heat over carrying 10k at my local airport but what can I bring on the plane in Vegas? I will be alone so I will not have the opportunity to give a wad to a friend til we get through the screening area.

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Old March 25th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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If you don't expect eat at your local airport,why would you expect it in Vegas,where they are used to cash?
Why not just open an accoun at a Wells Fargo bank and then just transfer the money in and out of your regular account.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Carry it through screening on your body. Cargo pants will allow you to carry a quite large bankroll.

Your question is of course more relevant if the cash is discovered or inquired about by the screening personnel. Be completely honest about what you are carrying if asked. You might be interested in a recent article by Bob Nersesian in All In magazine. He describes a case where cash was confiscated. It was only around $30K or $40K if I recall correctly. After lots of legal wrangling, the cash was finally returned about a year later, and all 'charges' dropped.

However, in that case there were other factors including an international flight and a one-way ticket. If at all possible, avoid booking one way fares if you are carrying your bankroll. Also be careful about booking multi-carrier connections, since those flights often look like one-way fares. Pay a little extra for airfare if needed, in order to avoid those fares.

It's really a shame that honest citizens have to be concerned about carrying legal tender, in any amount. But, that's the world we live in.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Thank you Ken, you hit the nail on the head for me, the last thing I want is 30-40k confiscated for a year that is legally my hard earned money. The most I've went through the screeners with is 15k on myself, 7500.00 in each pocket (kinda like the cargo pants theory).

And Shad, the reason I asked this question is because the last thing I want to do is put that much cash into my bank account, especially at once as you have to fill a form out for anytime you deposit more than 10k in cash. I don't want to fill out that form, it only could have a negative effect.

The reason I won't get heat about a bankroll at my local airport is because everybody knows me, I could carry 50K on and they wouldn't bat an eye, but in Vegas? Thats why I asked.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Any concerns about carrying false ID on you at an airport?
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Old March 25th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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I don't have a fake id, but I wouldn't want to carry one after 9/11. If I get to the point of being 86'd at all the casino's then I'll just quit because that would mean I've taken enough money away from them.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 11:28 AM
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Any concerns about carrying false ID on you at an airport?
To be blunt, unless I wanted to wind up in Cuba, wearing an orange jumpsuit and a matching set of ankle and wrist restraints, I wouldn't have a fake ID on my person within 50 miles of an airport.

Well, unless the name on the ID read "McLovin." =)

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PS: Scratch that -- they'd probably think you were IRA...
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Old March 25th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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To be blunt, unless I wanted to wind up in Cuba, wearing an orange jumpsuit and a matching set of ankle and wrist restraints, I wouldn't have a fake ID on my person within 50 miles of an airport.

Well, unless the name on the ID read "McLovin." =)

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PS: Scratch that -- they'd probably think you were IRA...


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Old March 25th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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My bankroll has increased enough for me to ask this question now. I know I'm not going to get any heat over carrying 10k at my local airport but what can I bring on the plane in Vegas? I will be alone so I will not have the opportunity to give a wad to a friend til we get through the screening area.

Thanks in advance.
You can legally bring any amount of money when traveling domestically. The only issue is potential for someone to think the funds are drug proceeds. I don't think anything under $25k is a risk at all, and $25-$50k is probably okay if you have a good story. On a plane to Vegas (or even connecting to Vegas on your next flight) probably equals a good story automatically. #1 rule if questioned is tell the truth -- not necessarily the whole truth, but don't lie. "Gambling proceeds or gambling funds" should be sufficient if you have a Vegas flight or connection, and we are talking $50k or less in $100s. It would probably also help to have proof of a stay in Vegas (e.g., hotel details, etc.). Telling them you are an AP is irrelevant, I would avoid it.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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[QUOTE=KenSmith;73124]Carry it through screening on your body. Cargo pants will allow you to carry a quite large bankroll.

You might be interested in a recent article by Bob Nersesian in All In magazine. He describes a case where cash was confiscated. It was only around $30K or $40K if I recall correctly. After lots of legal wrangling, the cash was finally returned about a year later, and all 'charges' dropped.

Only around $30,000-$40,000 you say it if it is like $40 or something. That is a ton of money to be carrying around with you. What if you get held up and somebody steals your cash? Why in the world would you not just put the money in a checking account that has branches all over the place such as a bank of america, or a wells fargo, or a bank of the west and then pick up your money when you arrive. Anything over $10,000 can cause you trouble.
 

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