I have two distinct lives. One in the trenches of low-budget film and television, the other in professional gambling. Because of the feast-or-famine nature of show business I need a reliable income... gambling. So here you will read about both worlds. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian #17

The guest this week is Bob Nersesian. Bob is a frequent guest to the show, and always entertaining. Bob is the lawyer who advocates for the players against the casinos, and has successfully sued many Vegas casinos on the behalf of players. His new book is called The Law for Gamblers: A Player's Guide to Legal Survival in the Casino Environment. Today we discuss listener questions.

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Show Notes

[3:00] If you put the money into the machine, but allow someone else to hit the “deal” button on a slot machine, who gets the jackpot money? Does jurisdiction make a difference?
[8:24] What should the player above have done to protect his rights?
[10:33] A player was held against will and was photographed in an Indian casino for playing a holecarding game. The tribal police got involved, threatened to arrest the player and confiscated $60,000 in chips for refusing to show ID. What is a good way to handle a situation like this?
[12:56] Risks to consider when playing in an Indian casino and the parallels between Indian casinos and Internet casinos.
[15:54] Would Harrah’s Resorts SoCal, formerly Harrah’s Rincon Resort and Casino, apply the normal Harrah’s rules or the rules of the owners, the Rincon Band?
[16:51] How would AG Jefferey’s Session's reinstitution of civil forfeiture affect gamblers and tourists? 
[22:32] Casino’s change in attitude when the see a guy with a suitcase full of cash
[23:06] The tax implication of Slade v.s. Casesar’s for the Nevada residents. 
[27:38] Why Richard says, “hi" to high-rollers. 
[29:40] 4 laws that Nevada tourists unwittingly break and 1 legal thing that tourists mistakenly think is illegal. (Surprise: Can tourists legally smoke marijuana in Nevada?)
[36:54] 2 ways to change your SSN and what happens to the old SSN.
[38:10] Do markers disappear when you declare bankruptcy?
[40:23] A question regarding Pai-Gow Tiles from p.30 of Bob Nersesian’s book, The Law for Gamblers: A Legal Guide to the Casino Environment: For a group of Pai-Gow Tiles players, when does sharing their tile information among themselves become cheating? 
[51:29] How do other states see the legality of holecarding? 
[54:53] Bob Nersesian’s prediction of Phil Ivey’s appealing case in London.
[56:55] Assume a player had a valid ID, but not a SSN. Is not having a SSN a sufficient reason for the casino to not pay you if the cashout amount required filling out a CTR?
[1:01:39] How does Bob’s reputation as an attorney affect his legal process?

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