Will I go to jail if I don't pay $10k Atlantic city casino marker?

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

I lost all my money and can't pay this marker off.

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  1. Michael T Millar

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    Answered . It is likely a civil and not a criminal matter.

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  2. Mark Michael Campanella

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    Answered . Failure to pay back a debt is not a criminal offense, although they will likely commence an action to secure a judgment against you for the amount due. If you are the same person who posted a similar question regarding bankruptcy, please see that answer as well for additional details.

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  3. Andrew Nicholas Clifford

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    Answered . My experience with casino debt is that they will likely seek to get a civil judgment against you and collect the debt that way. Speak with a local attorney that specializes in consumer debt defense and/or bankruptcy.

  4. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . My hunch is that it is not criminal (unless there is fraud) but I suggest you post this in the New Jersey Avvo criminal section.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  5. Dorothy G Bunce

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    Answered . It would be a criminal offense in Nevada. Hope this perspective helps!

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