Man robs bank after losing paycheck to Lady Luck

At Slots of Vegas, we’re a lot like a land-based Las Vegas casino. A lot of the games you’ll find on the strip you’ll also find here. The same goes for our customer service agents and VIP team. They’re really the best in the online business, modeled after the land-based scene.

In fact, almost everything at Slots of Vegas is identical to a high-end Las Vegas casino. Except for one thing. I’m talking about deposits.

At a land-based casino, you can drop a couple thousand down on the table and exchange the banknotes for bills, no questions asked. It could even be $10,000 or $100,000 and the casino won’t care.

But at Slots of Vegas, there are some limitations. We’ve set deposit limits for new players. There are daily and weekly deposit limits in place so protect all our players. We know that some people can’t resist the temptation to put an entire 2-week’s pay on the line, so our limits make sure that everyone plays with their means.
innermohegan25112014Unfortunately, the real world isn’t like that. Last week in Pennsylvania, Michael McDonough of White Haven, Penn robbed a bank. The 46-year-old supermarket butcher did so after gambling away his entire paycheck at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs.

Failing to see any other solution to his sudden money troubles (which he brought on himself), McDonough decided that bank robbery was the way to go. But instead of simply holding onto his new, illegally acquired wealth, he drove his way to Mount Airy Casino and gambled away the bank’s money. McDonough now faces a preliminary hearing on December 3rd.

This whole thing probably happens more than we think. Sure, not everyone robs a bank. But people are probably gambling beyond their means and putting their paycheck online when they shouldn’t.

That got me thinking. Why is it so hard for someone to deposit a lot of money at an online casino but so easy to play with so much cash live?

I personally think the real world needs to tighten things up. If you’re dropping serious money down on the table, perhaps photo ID should be required. And if you’re doing it all too frequently, perhaps the casino should step in and find out what’s going on.

Jeff D. Wilhoite

Jeff Wilhoite is a California based writer, but most of all, he is a dedicated casino player. With years of experience, he is the man to go when looking for spot on advice when it comes to casino games.


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