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    Quote Originally Posted by Toronto Pimp View Post
    I have a US bank account so I just withdraw and carry it with me. If you are over the limit just fill out the paperwork and remember you have to report it to the Canada border service before you leave and then to US customs . Links to both forms are below.......

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    https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicat...aires/e677.pdf

    USA

    https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default...in105_cmir.pdf


    They do not care how much you take to Vegas but DO NOT try and sneak it across because if they catch you they can confiscate it and make travel to the USA very difficult in the future.


    In Vegas you have people with a couple hundred thousand in their backpacks so donít worry about walking around with 5 or 10 grand in your pocket .

    i use the room safe if itís under 20k and have got a safety deposit box at the hotel when I had much much more than that.
    With what bank? I opened a TD Cross border banking account thinking they would be huge in the States.. of course I later find out they have no branches or ATMs in Nevada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macke View Post
    With what bank? I opened a TD Cross border banking account thinking they would be huge in the States.. of course I later find out they have no branches or ATMs in Nevada.
    He is saying he has a Canadian bank in USD. He carries his cash across.

    I have a BMO USD account and a Tangerine USD account. I do the same thing as Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    He is saying he has a Canadian bank in USD. He carries his cash across.

    I have a BMO USD account and a Tangerine USD account. I do the same thing as Mike.
    Moose is 100% correct. I just bring what i am willing to loose. I have no interest in having to go to a bank multiple times during a trip if you are running really bad and need to re-load.

    Set the anount you are willing to loose and do daily envelopes if you really want to ensure it lasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toronto Pimp View Post
    Moose is 100% correct. I just bring what i am willing to loose. I have no interest in having to go to a bank multiple times during a trip if you are running really bad and need to re-load.

    Set the anount you are willing to loose and do daily envelopes if you really want to ensure it lasts.
    I was thinking more of the mindset it would pay for my smaller purchases at CVS or out for food without having to pay the banks silly exchange fees.. my friend did that recent trip and I think he was charged at a rate of.. 1.42? ugh

    and of course the pipe dream of winning a major score I could deposit some and not have to worry about claiming it at customs or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macke View Post
    and of course the pipe dream of winning a major score I could deposit some and not have to worry about claiming it at customs or whatever.
    Claiming at customs is NOT the issue. You can't avoid the tax implications by having a US account either here in Canada or the US. The tax implications are the same. It's your country of residence that determines that. If you win more than $5K net at a tourney in the US you will have 30% withheld.. This doesn't include money won at a cash game however. Seneca is not included.
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    I used to pay cash for everything in the States. Then I got a BMO USD mastercard which has no annual fees as long as you charge $1000 per year

    OR

    Looks for a CDN$ credit card that has no markup. I also have a Scotia Passport Infinite card because of the no markup and 6 airport lounge passes per year.

    But for gambling I still carry cash. As Mike says, it puts a limit on your spending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macke View Post

    and of course the pipe dream of winning a major score I could deposit some and not have to worry about claiming it at customs or whatever.
    Any score depending on the casino is taxed right there on the spot. You win 100,000 they only give you 70%. There is no getting around that part.

    And the the credit card that moose uses is a great idea and saves that extra juice that you pay in exchange.

    Lots of good old advice here.

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    Oh I know I can't avoid the taxes just paranoid about carrying all that cash.

    Has anyone taken over 10k across? is it as simple as just declaring it on the form? Do they ask many questions? I'm just picturing that scene in the movie 21 where they try and smuggle the 200k or whatever on the plane lol.

    Granted I guess if I ever won a huge score I would just ask for a cheque and fly back right away
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    Hmm if I had a big score it would be hookers and blow with all my friends and end up with a tiger in my room and a mattress impaled on a statue.

    Also I would have to throw in dancing on a craps table with my pants around my ankles.

    If I make it out of Vegas with all my teeth intact, I'm good.

    To each his own I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macke View Post
    Oh I know I can't avoid the taxes just paranoid about carrying all that cash.

    Has anyone taken over 10k across? is it as simple as just declaring it on the form? Do they ask many questions? I'm just picturing that scene in the movie 21 where they try and smuggle the 200k or whatever on the plane lol.

    Granted I guess if I ever won a huge score I would just ask for a cheque and fly back right away

    Yes. Fill out the forms. Sometimes they ask for a bank receipt showing the cash coming out of the bank sometimes they don’t.

    Always declare, you don’t want the hassle of getting a very difficult secondary inspection every time you cross the border.

    They are generally very nice until you try and lie to them.

    This is year I spent way over the limit on a heterosexual men’s purse and a bottle of cologne. I declared it showed the receipts at the border and the guy said thanks for being honest and let me go. I was close to double the amount allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    Hmm if I had a big score it would be hookers and blow with all my friends and end up with a tiger in my room and a mattress impaled on a statue.

    Also I would have to throw in dancing on a craps table with my pants around my ankles.

    If I make it out of Vegas with all my teeth intact, I'm good.

    To each his own I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woog30 View Post
    Why didn't you score 2 weeks ago.

    My my guess is he started with about a dozen tasty small batch pints of beer........ from there it was all down hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woog30 View Post
    Why didn't you score 2 weeks ago.
    Because the guy I swapped 10% with fucked off and got drunk instead of railing me and discussing strategy on breaks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    Because the guy I swapped 10% with fucked off and got drunk instead of railing me and discussing strategy on breaks...
    oOOO, harsh....
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