Keeping my fingers crossed
January 28, 2009 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Do I have to show up in person at a casino sportsbook to redeem a winning futures bet?

Back in September, I placed a futures bet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If my team wins the NCAA basketball tournament in April, will I have to fly back to Vegas to redeem my ticket in person? Or can I mail it in, or redeem it online, or something else? Googling for anything gambling related is next to useless. I got Duke at 10:1, by the way - Go Devils!
posted by mbd1mbd1 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
You really should call them - but as far as I've experienced, you will have to cash out in person.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 7:39 AM on January 28, 2009

Best answer: I have a loser event bet ticket here for Mandalay Bay (same parent company), and it has the pay-by-mail details on the back. You mail a SASE by registered mail to the address they give, within 120 days of the event date. It may differ for season-long bets though.

But like TLF says, the only right way to answer this is to call their front desk and ask to be put through to the sports book.
posted by smackfu at 7:47 AM on January 28, 2009

Best answer: MGM will pay by mail. Call them for details.
posted by Lame_username at 8:10 AM on January 28, 2009

Response by poster: Yep. I should read more....on the back of the ticket it gives instructions for redeeming by mail with a SASE.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 5:19 PM on January 28, 2009

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