Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the country with laws in place regarding casino markers. Casinos use markers as a way to help gamblers and players keep playing. When you only have a certain amount of cash on you, the casino will extend you a line of credit. You must pay off that loan before leaving the casino, and if you don’t, you face certain charges.
Millions of people come to Las Vegas every year for the gambling and other fun activities. Whether you live in the city, in another part of the state or even on the opposite side of the country, you can still face criminal charges if you don’t pay off your marker. This is similar to writing a check when you know you don’t have money in the bank to cover that check.
Depending on the size of the loan, you’ll face either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Both types of charges can result in jail time. You’ll also need to pay off the loan, pay for any court costs and pay any additional fees. One of these charges can result in you spending days in the courtroom, which is difficult if you work a full-time job or live in another city or state.
When you learn that a casino charged you with a crime, call the Law Office of Cal Potter. We can often negotiate a payment plan that helps you remove that charge without an expensive and time consuming trip back to the city.