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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:04 pm 
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Any PSOers from the Toronto area heading down to play the Main Event? Drop me a PM if you can.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:06 am 
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Hi all. I lucked out and won a ME ticket from PS yesterday. Questions for any Canadians in the know. PS will wire me the cash, and I have to buy in myself. How can i pay? Cheque, travellers cheque, cash??? I hear customs can be sticky... any problems bringing 12000 USD to Vegas?

Any other tips/ hotel suggestions? Is there a PSO booth?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:14 pm 
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Congratz rznd1! :D

don't you get free hotel at the Rio?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:38 pm 
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I wouldn't take more than $10,000 cash into the US, otherwise you have to declare it which can cause problems. I think if you call the Rio you can wire the money in ahead of time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:28 pm 
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moneymate wrote:
Congratz rznd1! :D

don't you get free hotel at the Rio?


Thanks! Taken 4 years to live the dream :)

Since I won on Saturday, I am too late for PS rooms (full and waiting list only) but they will give me $1000 cash instead to make my own arrangements. I found quite a few good rates on Hotwire.com so I am no too disappointed as I should come out ahead.

I phoned Rio and it seems I must bring cash. It is too late to wire and/or bring a bank draft.

To make it worse, I won't get the money from PS until next week so I will have to front the money. From the email I received on Sunday, it sounded like they were all ready to help out at any cost, but in the end they can only guarantee a week to 10 days delivery of the funds. They keep saying I can just keep the cash.

All in all its making me reconsider. I might cancel my flight, play a few tourneys at local casino instead, and book early for next years events (probably a $2000 tourney and renewed effort at wining a ME 2009 satellite).

Sucks as it would have been fun and all, but I probably would lose in the first 1/2 day anyway!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:44 am 
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I know you have to claim more than $10,000 in cash/traveller's cheques/etc on your customs for before boarding your flight. I don't think they would tax it or anything, it seems they just want to keep tabs on large sums of money crossing the border. I don't know for sure though, so check it out before you go.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:59 am 
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rznd1 wrote:
moneymate wrote:
Congratz rznd1! :D

don't you get free hotel at the Rio?


Thanks! Taken 4 years to live the dream :)

Since I won on Saturday, I am too late for PS rooms (full and waiting list only) but they will give me $1000 cash instead to make my own arrangements. I found quite a few good rates on Hotwire.com so I am no too disappointed as I should come out ahead.

I phoned Rio and it seems I must bring cash. It is too late to wire and/or bring a bank draft.

To make it worse, I won't get the money from PS until next week so I will have to front the money. From the email I received on Sunday, it sounded like they were all ready to help out at any cost, but in the end they can only guarantee a week to 10 days delivery of the funds. They keep saying I can just keep the cash.

All in all its making me reconsider. I might cancel my flight, play a few tourneys at local casino instead, and book early for next years events (probably a $2000 tourney and renewed effort at wining a ME 2009 satellite).

Sucks as it would have been fun and all, but I probably would lose in the first 1/2 day anyway!


with all said...sounds like it's better to take the cash and go next year
maybe try to sat in for ME 2009 with your $12,500 :dance:

:money:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:34 pm 
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moneymate wrote:

with all said...sounds like it's better to take the cash and go next year
maybe try to sat in for ME 2009 with your $12,500 :dance:

:money:


Yeah, if I had another week I think I would go, but this is too quick to make the arrangements. All in all, I can't complain though. GL to those going, I can now cheer on the PSO crowd.


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