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Hi all, has anyone had experience with arriving in Buenos Airies with over $10,000.  Doing B2B end of this month and looking at taking $15,000 USD bankroll for gambling.  Have never declared before but for some reason feeling a bit edgy as they X-ray luggage on arrival.  Would appreciate any feedback.  If it looks to be a prob may just load onto travel card or visa and do daily withdrawals.  Cheers

 

 

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If you have a credit card with a large credit limit can't you use this? If you have $15000 in cash, can't you use this to pay off your CC as soon as you get home.

 

I don't have that sort of money but I have been standing behind someone who had there luggage inspected, when inspectors found something on her form that she didn't declare. They frightened the life out of her, lots of tears. There was talk of a fine. I don't know what happened next.

I would never not declare everything.

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I would never walk around in a foreign country with that amount of money. But most cruise casinos allow you to transfer funds to the ship so you don't have to carry cash. Just have to call them to ask what the process is. 

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Thanks Paulas never thought of that.  I was going to transfer to travel cards x 2 but they hit you with nearly $10 each transaction and can only withdraw $1000 at a time.  I will speak with my agent at Blue Chip. Cheers

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You should also check with your specific cruise line on their policies. For example, MSC lets you get cash for gambling directly from your credit card with no fees. It does not code as a cash advance with your credit card company. Then the only potential issue you have is declaring any amount in excess of $10K. In the US I've never had an issue bringing money back into the US from a cruise.

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11 hours ago, Waterboy13 said:

You should also check with your specific cruise line on their policies. For example, MSC lets you get cash for gambling directly from your credit card with no fees. It does not code as a cash advance with your credit card company. Then the only potential issue you have is declaring any amount in excess of $10K. In the US I've never had an issue bringing money back into the US from a cruise.

Thanks Waterboy.  I can get cash from credit card with no fee due to Sapphire status.  I do this at times and your are correct it doesn't code as cash advance.  I like having my gambling $$ in cash when I arrive and do my daily allowance.  I will probably load up on the credit card or travel card and take the cash that I already have.  Cheers

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NCL offers casino credit, and I would think  other cruise lines do this also.  Simple as can be, form online, apply for amount you want to have available, submit bank information, wait for approval.  If approved, you need to take unsigned check  to give at casino cage.   Take the money out as you see fit.   At end of cruise, if you win, you can pay off what you took out, or if you lose, the ship will take the money out of your checking account.   Started doing this when on European cruise and didn't want to take cash.  There are no fees involved from the ship or bank.  Love it.

Good luck in the casino!

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HI Sassy thanks for that. I think Blue Chip does offer something like that but have never really worried.  I will my BC agent and email to see how they work it.  Many thanks, Cheers

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If your traveling with another person split the money that way only $7500 each. Within the 10k limit.

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All good thanks.  Have loaded up travel cards which I can do at the cage for $$.  At Sapphire level I dont pay any fees. Cheers

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22 hours ago, neenee61 said:

All good thanks.  Have loaded up travel cards which I can do at the cage for $$.  At Sapphire level I dont pay any fees. Cheers

I love the Sapphire and up CAS benefit that takes care of the 3% fee.  I also love that when I 'charge' my play to my room charge, it doesn't show up as a cash advance to my bank.  Also, my bank card gives me 1% back....another 'win'. 

I don't have to carry much cash for the trip, but I can take out cash along the cruise to use in ports or for tips.  Never have to go to an ATM.

Have a wonderful cruise!

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