Can You Cover Your Casino Marker?

Make Sure your Bank Account Can Cover Your Marker

Las Vegas has a unique crime that most of the country does not have because gambling is legal in this state. Most players in the casinos do not like carrying around large amounts of cash while they are playing, so, as a courtesy, the casinos in Las Vegas offer special checks known as “markers.” Typically, it should be repaid in 30 days.

If the player has not paid the marker, the collection department in the casino will make attempts to contact the owner by phone calls and with a letter.

If these attempts fail, the casino will try to deposit the marker into the bank. If there is not enough in the bank account to cover the amount, it is returned to the casino as “insufficient funds.” The casino will send one more letter giving the player five days to pay the marker in full or it goes to the District Attorney’s office for prosecution.

If the amount is more than $650, the owner of the marker will be charged with a felony and up to four years in prison along with a fine of up to $5,000. The penalty for nonpayment of a marker in Las Vegas is severe, so if this has happened in your life, contact Cal Potter who has been practicing law in Nevada for almost four decades.