I must be a Drug Dealer or a Terrorist

As a professional gambler, it is necessary to carry large amounts of cash.  Some use markers or lines of credit at the casinos, but for those who want to remain anonymous or don’t like using markers they must carry the money on them.  No cash, no gambling.  Do you know why this is so risky?  Yes, the money can be robbed or lost but those are not the biggest problems.

There is a law that allows law enforcement officials to confiscate large amounts of cash for any reason they deem to be suspicious.  Let me repeat that, they can take and hold your money, not because you have committed a crime, but just because they think it’s suspicious for you to be carrying a large amount of cash.  Are you kidding me?  Is this America? 

The law was put into place primarily for drug dealers and terrorists, but once again the slippery slope has led to innocent citizens being violated.

Sure, you can get your money back.  Just hire a lawyer at $100 per hour, travel back and forth to where it was confiscated, and be without the money for several months.

Airports were not a real problem as long as you kept the cash on your person because it could not be detected by the metal detectors.  Now with X-Ray machines for individuals, what do you do?  It looks real suspicious having cash stored all over your body (ie. money belts, leg wallets, ect.)  Should you keep $10,000 in cash in your carry on bag?  Keep it in a big wad in your front pocket?  Either of which would be detected and raise suspicion as well.

Are you ready for this?  Your best chance of not having the money confiscated is to have a letter from your lawyer stating you are a professional gambler and your tax records that show you are a pro gambler as well.  All the names on tax records and any other form of ID need to be the same (Many card counters use alias’).  This all should be in a sealed bag along with your cash in your carry on.  WOW!!!  The land of the FREE?  I can’t walk around with ten thousand dollars in cash without being deemed suspicious or considered a drug dealer.

Don’t think this really happens?  It happens time and again all over the country.  Go to gambling message boards and you will hear story after story of this occurring.  If the amount is large enough, many fight to get it back but if it’s not a huge sum you’ll get off cheaper and with less hassle by just letting them keep it.

Don’t want to get to political, but our rights in this country continue to be taken away by Big Brother, the US government and law enforcement.

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at www.GREGELDERAUTHOR.com I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.

2 Responses to “I must be a Drug Dealer or a Terrorist”

  1. We don’t live in the land of the free. It is a complete illusion. I have some articles in my blog that deal with social conditioning and how we are all subject to government propaganda.

    http://www.zazenlife.com

    The movement toward truth has begun! Nice post!

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