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Old March 25th, 2008, 06:18 PM
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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.
If you have $10 Large in a BofA account, you automatically qualify for a safe deposit box. Take the $10K out of the account and hit the SD Box for the rest. No plane, no forms for withdrawl, no carrying around piles of cash. Anonimity=priceless!
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Old March 25th, 2008, 06:22 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.

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It is not illegal to carry money on any flight within the USA. They don't ask you how much money you have when you board the plane. I remember one time comeing back from LV with $60,000 stuffed in my pants and shirt but that was before 911. If you are leaving the country thats a differnt story anything over $10,000 has to be declared.
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Legally you can carry any amount. But, this is a complex question. Rick Blaine discusses it briefly in Blackjack Blueprint (excellent book) and has discussed it more deeply in private forums. A few comments garnered from his long experience:

1. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. (that oneís obvious.)
2. If you must, carry a letter from your lawyer or attorney stating the amount of cash that you have and its purpose. Return trips are a bit more complex but can be handled.
3. Remember that itís not just that you might have your funds temporarily confiscated, but that when they are returned Ė they may have been skimmed.
4. Carry past income tax returns to indicate that you are in fact a pro gambler.
5. In extreme cases, explain the situation to security personnel in advance.
6. Donít hide the cash. This is something I always agree with. Never act like a criminal.

In my mind, the most important concept of getting through airports quickly is to look natural. The same concept that aids you in casinos.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Legally you can carry any amount. But, this is a complex question. Rick Blaine discusses it briefly in Blackjack Blueprint (excellent book) and has discussed it more deeply in private forums. A few comments garnered from his long experience:


In my mind, the most important concept of getting through airports quickly is to look natural. The same concept that aids you in casinos.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 08:35 PM
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Having cash on domestic sounds right to me, but they can hassle anybody these days. I believe you can be in big trouble not declaring anounts in excess of $10K either leaving or returning to the US. They may expect you to declare it leaving the US, so they know it's not earnings you are bringing back to the US.

They have been known to confiscate cash at both ends of border crossings.

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It is not illegal to carry money on any flight within the USA. They don't ask you how much money you have when you board the plane. I remember one time comeing back from LV with $60,000 stuffed in my pants and shirt but that was before 911. If you are leaving the country thats a differnt story anything over $10,000 has to be declared.
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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.
That's exactly what I would do. "I'm going to/coming from the casino." If you are coming from, you have proof you were there because you're on tape. Going there might be a little harder to sell, especially if you are going from Nevada to some little casino someplace else with $50K. But never lie because once you get caught in that you can plan on having the money confiscated. Also if anyone is stupid enough to carry a joint or an E on them with their bankroll, they deserve to lose it.

Myself, I usually do the BofA method because my play doesn't require me to transfer more than $10K per day. If I had to do more than that, I'd probably have to do a lot more planning.
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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.
Especially when a federal appeals has ruled that police are justified confiscating large amounts of cash found in a routine traffic stop under the presumption it may be related to drugs despite no evidence of a crime being committed. God forbid one of those bills might cause a dog to alert on it. Or something in a rental car even though it's been driven by hundreds of people. Kiss it all good-bye.

So, if you get thru airports OK, be careful driving home and to your hotel.
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Having cash on domestic sounds right to me, but they can hassle anybody these days. I believe you can be in big trouble not declaring anounts in excess of $10K either leaving or returning to the US. They may expect you to declare it leaving the US, so they know it's not earnings you are bringing back to the US.

They have been known to confiscate cash at both ends of border crossings.
Upon entering another country you have to fill out a custom decelaration. Right on the form it ask you if you are carrying in access of $10,000. It is not against any law as long as you declare it and state your reason.
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