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Arriva Card

If the Casino Charge is treated as purchase then you get 30-60 day free float on the money. Could be a nice way to collect free interest every month as I dont think there is a way the casino could force you gamble the cash advance you take.


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The ultimate gamblers credit card is getting ready to get jazzed up with new perks. The "Arriva Card," the first credit card to treat casino cash advances as purchases and not as traditional cash advances, is planning to add five-star concierge services. The new services will include transportation, accommodations, dining, and daytime and evening entertainment, plus VIP event access, golf outings, spa services, shopping excursions and tours of the Las Vegas region. Striker VIP will provide the new services. The "Arriva Card" also offers an instant credit line up to $10,000. Cardholders can also enjoy 25% to 50% reduced casino service fees on "Arriva Card" cash advance transactions, complimentary accommodations with qualifying "Arriva Card" purchases up to $500 in free slot play with eligible "Arriva Card" enrollment and/or usage, $50 gift cards with "Arriva Card" cash advance purchases and up to 10,000 free players club points with play with eligible "Arriva Card" cash advance purchases. The "Arriva Card" was introduced to responsible in-casino cash advance customers with strong credit histories nine months ago and is issued by CIT Bank. For more information visit:

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i can only imagine the collections proccess if you are late 30 days they send tony to your house and fuggedaboutit.

I've heard of CIT bank but I've never heard of Arriva. Is this a totally new brand?
Sounds interesting...

Cash advance transaction fee is 3%, although it may earn rewards and have a purchase grace period. So it is slightly better but not free use of cash.

Awesome, Harrahs

Pay your bill right at the Casino.

best place to put your free money: HYS
worst place to put your free money: on 26 black

tooshy said: Cash advance transaction fee is 3%, although it may earn rewards and have a purchase grace period. So it is slightly better but not free use of cash.

At the bottom of this page, (the **) it also says there is no grace period on the cash advance fee.

The Arriva card is run by the same company that runs many of the cash-advance terminals at a lot of casinos, so they already have a big footprint on casino floors.

The big problem with any casino cash advance is that you're charged a CA fee upfront at the cashier's cage. The credit card (including Arriva) then hits you with a second fee. So even if you get a "discounted" cashier fee, and even though you aren't charged interest on the cash advance for a month, and even though you earn reward points, it's still definitely one of the biggest ripoffs at the casino.

If you found a regular credit cardit card that didn't charge a Cash advance fee, it would be similar to or even superior to this purpose than Arriva.

Disclaimer: And of course, if you're actually using a cash advance for gambling, then you're already making a huge mistake.

dolmar said: Cardholders can also enjoy 25% to 50% reduced casino service fees on "Arriva Card" cash advance transactions,this suggests there will still be fees and this wont be a way to free use of cash.

still an interesting product

cclyde said: tooshy said: Cash advance transaction fee is 3%, although it may earn rewards and have a purchase grace period. So it is slightly better but not free use of cash.

At the bottom of this page, (the **) it also says there is no grace period on the cash advance fee.
Or are they saying that you will be charged the fee upfront just in case you pay your bill in full before the statement due date? Hope they're not saying they charge interest on the fee???

If you need cash advance on the spot, I guess this beats all the alternatives like pawning your first born child, advance payday stores, loan sharks, borrowing from someone else or running to the nearest bank. There are still lots of fees to pay (3% + casino cage fees) so this is desperate cash and not hot for our purposes at FWF. But when you're in a casino, money feels cheap and easy anyway so there the fees will definitely not seem like a biggie, in fact against the typical gambler's bankroll and typical gambler's psyche, the fees are mere pennies on the dollar which should be won back easily (yeah right)

What ticked us off once was a 1% fee to cash AMEX traveler's check (which is our money!!) at the cage, but being so far away from the nearest bank we bit. So I can see how 3% for free cash is not a bad bargain when you're stuck and desperate

If the transactions are treated as purchases, why in the world does the CA fee be charged or matter?

WalStMonky said: If the transactions are treated as purchases, why in the world does the CA fee be charged or matter?Maybe I'm overstepping with my conspiracy theories...but I've come to my conclusion that this is the PERFECT card for gamblers (cash advance fee + grace on purchase). For that reason I will not bring something like this along on a trip, especially when you're on a losing streak and down on your last dollar.

markkundinger said: The Arriva card is run by the same company that runs many of the cash-advance terminals at a lot of casinos, so they already have a big footprint on casino floors.

The big problem with any casino cash advance is that you're charged a CA fee upfront at the cashier's cage. The credit card (including Arriva) then hits you with a second fee. So even if you get a "discounted" cashier fee, and even though you aren't charged interest on the cash advance for a month, and even though you earn reward points, it's still definitely one of the biggest ripoffs at the casino.

If you found a regular credit cardit card that didn't charge a Cash advance fee, it would be similar to or even superior to this purpose than Arriva.

Disclaimer: And of course, if you're actually using a cash advance for gambling, then you're already making a huge mistake.


I believe that the American Express Clear Blue has no fees of any sort (including cash advances) and rewards.

you mean the AMEX clear card.



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