Think you can’t go to jail for not paying your casino marker?
Think again. In Nevada, not paying your casino marker will result in a warrant for your arrest. How? In Nevada, the law treats unpaid casino markers as bad checks. In other words, say you signed a casino marker for $5,000 and you didn’t pay it. The casino forwards your unpaid marker to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. What happens next? After sending you nasty letters, the District Attorney’s Office charges you with Felony Theft by Check and a warrant is issued for your arrest.
So, if you’re pulled over anywhere in the country and arrested on the Nevada arrest warrant, the DA’s office here will order your extradition which will mean you’ll be put in an orange jail jumpsuit, shackled, put on a prison bus with lots of other people accused of all kinds of crime (murder, robbery, etc…) and you’ll spend the next couple of weeks on that prison bus until you arrive at the Clark County Detention Center where you will stay until your court date. By the way, Clark County Detention Center is one of the most overbooked jails in the country which houses way more prisoners than it’s supposed to hold.