Casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada will offer credit to gaming patrons which are referred to as “markers”. These markers, are signed by the patron and the casino representative, and are essentially a promissory note to acknowledge what is owed by the patron. Many gamblers prefer to take out a marker with a casino, with the promise to pay back, instead of taking the unnecessary risk of carrying around large amounts of cash in the casino. Once the marker is paid in full, the debt is satisfied. But, if a casino patron does not pay back the marker, the casino can not only sue them, they can also have them charged with a crime and arrested. If the amount of the unpaid Casino Marker is less than $650 you would be charged with a Misdemeanor and face a fine of up to $1,000 and 6 months in jail. If the amount of the unpaid Casino Marker is $650 or more, you will be charged with a Felony and face 1-4 years of prison, a fine up to $5,000, and additional administrative fees based on the amount of the marker, as well as pay restitution to the casino for the full amount of the marker.
Casino Marker charges are prosecuted in Las Vegas by the District Attorney’s “Bad Check Unit”. Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney, Michael A. Troiano has handled numerous Casino Marker cases on behalf of his clients and will work to get your record cleared by negotiating your matter directly with the Bad Check Unit in a quick and efficient matter.