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Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by RTG10, Apr 13, 2016.

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  1. RTG10

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    Now before anyone tells me off for wanting to wire such a small amount of money please read the full story first!

    Long story short I get paid shares in USD as part of my company, this means I've got about 8k USD sat in a trade account that I want to use to fund this Vegas trip. With that said I don't see the value in converting it from USD to GBP via an expensive Bank Transfer with shitty FX rates just to convent it back at a travel exchange to get USD in cold hard cash to take with me.

    Can anyone think of a better way for me to go about taking my USD and being able to access it in the US as a non citizen? Would wiring it as front money work?

    Appreciate any advice , the less fees I pay the more money I can take as bankroll!
     
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    Set yourself up a bank account at a US bank. Preferably a major multi state one like chase or BoA. You should have no problems getting a cashcard account with just a passport if you go into a branch.

    I have a couple of accounts in America but I needed to show my marriage certificate to get a full blown checking account (which offers the same facilities as our current accounts).
     
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    I doubt the trade account will wire to a third party. If they will, wiring to the casino is the easiest.

    Maybe you can get a USD denominated account at a local bank. Then transfer there and wire to the casino.

    Other option is a US bank account, transfer there and then either withdraw cash in Vegas at the branch or wire to the casino.
     
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    With "Front Money" as a title, I thought this thread was going in a completely different direction. :p
     
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    Thanks Shifter, I can wire to any account I choose at my own liability , however getting a US account as a non Dom is bloody hard.

    Might have to see if I can wire it across.
     

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