January 5, 2011

$1.5 Million Dollar Poker Chip Theft

chip_theft_millions.pngWe're a little late on the draw with this story, but it seems a man robbed the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas for over $1.5 million in chips back in mid-December. He might not have been able to buy as many presents with his haul as he thought, however - most of the chips were of such a high denomination that cashing them would be a huge problem.

"They have to have a plan B and that is to redeem the chips," said Jeff Voyles. "Not always the easiest thing to do, because the chips are mostly the high denomination are marked and tracked and trackable. So, to be able to redeem that is the toughest part, I think even more difficult that the robbery itself."
via NECN

While wearing a motorcycle helmet and robbing a casino does sound exciting, if I want a passel of unredeemable poker chips, I'll get them the old fashioned way.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 5, 2011 8:11 AM
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