Despite perception, high rollers not always welcome at land-based casinos

We’ve all heard stories about the lengths to which land-based casinos will go in order to attract high-rolling gamblers and to keep them coming back for more. After all, the rewards for landing these whales can be massive, such as the Singapore businessman who recently dropped $18M in a single day, or that Watanabe guy who sued Harrah’s after leaving the joint $127M lighter.

But did you know that casinos just as often turn these guys away at the door? Why the hell would they do that? Well, for example, take the guy who walked into a Vegas casino with $5M and walked out with $25M. Damn near erased that publicly traded company’s entire quarterly profits. To read more about this and other high rolling terror tales direct from Harrah’s Las Vegas VP of casino operations, click here.