Other than determining whether you are of legal age to engage in casino
play, the only legal reason a casino needs to identify you is if
you engage in a cash transaction in excess of US$10,000.00 during the
course of a business day (the 24-hour period that is deemed a business
day may vary from casino to casino) to file a CTR. This is the law, and
if a casino is identified as failing to comply, it can be subject to hefty
fines. Our government is very concerned with money laundering, and a casino
is a prime target for such an act. As a result, casinos are overly cautious.
But going by the letter-of-the-law, they have no legal need to see your
identification if your cash transactions for a business day do not exceed
US$10,000.00. While the requirement for filing a CTR is clear, that for
filing an SAR is not as clear, and the filing of one is not a formal requirement.
You are now armed with some tools to protect your privacy. Everything
outlined is perfectly legal and within your rights. As you start to take
the necessary measures you may come up with some tricks of your own. Don't
forget to pass this information on so others can learn to protect their
privacy. The best way to battle these devious practices is to educate
others. This is not limited to card counters playing blackjack, but many
others. Please share this.
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