These funds can then be used to buy chips or inserted into an electronic gaming device like a slot machine.Keep in mind the high cost of a credit card cash advance.If you do defy the odds, make sure you put your windfall to work so it continues to grow.

Online movie viewing has become a reality due to the spread of broadband, DSL and other high speed Internet data services.

Entertainment services such as i Tunes, Netflix and Blockbuster take advantage of the technology by offering online movie rentals.

You’ve probably heard this priceless slogan before: “There are some things money can’t buy.

For everything else there’s Mastercard.” Well, it’s not exactly true.

It turns out there are some things credit cards won’t buy.

So you leave home without them, to riff off of American Express’ old catchphrase.

“Lotteries often leave the decision up to the retailers,” says Tom Tulloch, director of administration for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

“Often retailers are reluctant to accept credit cards for lottery purchases (because) their sales commission is reduced by the swipe fees they would have to pay on the transaction.” Even if you’re in the right state at the right retailer, American Express and Discover won’t be one of the cards you use to make that purchase.

It’s a pricey way to play because most credit cards charge interest on cash advances immediately after the advance is issued.