DJTeddyBear
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December 14th, 2010 at 12:58:56 PM permalink
They'll make nice souvenirs.

If the Bellagio is prepared the way they are supposed to be, they will have changed their entire inventory of chips, or at least of the denomination he stole, within 24 hours.
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Croupier
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December 14th, 2010 at 1:01:32 PM permalink
The Las Vegas Sun says its around $1.5 million.

The cashing out is what I wonder about. Dont the casinos have a spare set of chips for occasions such as these which can be swapped out?

I wonder if the intent is to run the old "Im catching my flight in half an hour so Ill sell you these Bellagio chips for x less than face value" scam on gullible tourists.
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FinsRule
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December 14th, 2010 at 1:08:41 PM permalink
I'm trying to figure out how this guy will possibly make any money on this. With all the publicity this is going to get, who wants to be a part of helping this guy cash these chips.

He's going to get caught, because he's going to want to make money on this.

What would you do with 1.5 million of chips, we'll say 500K in $500 chips, 1 mil in $100 chips?
TIMSPEED
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December 14th, 2010 at 1:15:21 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I'm trying to figure out how this guy will possibly make any money on this. With all the publicity this is going to get, who wants to be a part of helping this guy cash these chips.

He's going to get caught, because he's going to want to make money on this.

What would you do with 1.5 million of chips, we'll say 500K in $500 chips, 1 mil in $100 chips?


Take years to cash them in at various other casino's.
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Wizard
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December 14th, 2010 at 1:32:19 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

They'll make nice souvenirs. If the Bellagio is prepared the way they are supposed to be, they will have changed their entire inventory of chips, or at least of the denomination he stole, within 24 hours.



This is getting out of my area but the casinos have to give some kind of advance notice when they want to change the chips. In that time the thief can fence them off for x cents on the dollar, and his accomplices will come in with chips they "forgot to cash from my last trip." Unless they catch the guy, the Bellagio will be out that money, in my opinion, lest they had insurance.
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mantic59
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December 14th, 2010 at 1:32:32 PM permalink
Step 1, Rob Casino
Step 2, Casino changes chips
Step 3, repeat step one and 2
Step 4, when casino swaps chips back to the "orginal" style, PROFIT!
FleaStiff
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December 14th, 2010 at 1:45:51 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

...the casinos have to give some kind of advance notice when they want to change the chips.

I thought the notice requirements related when they want to retire a set of chips and no longer be required to honor them. No notice is required to switch to the second-set of chips ... and require positive identification for all persons turning in the old chips to get the new chips.

Many casinos accept "foreign cheques" and there is some firm that goes around collecting all the accumulated foreign cheques and returning them to the proper casino, but the word can be spread real fast if a second set of chips is ordered.

Though these days, a casino might accept some chips in its high limit room and then decide that it received the warning fax too late.
FleaStiff
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December 14th, 2010 at 2:03:51 PM permalink
Team effort??
Someone to watch the motorcycle?
Someone to do crowd blocking if there is a security guard chasing him?
That boxman sure capitulated real fast. Anyone wonder? Or is it better to lose chips than have gunplay in the casino?
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Martin
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December 14th, 2010 at 2:05:32 PM permalink
Quote: TIMSPEED

Take years to cash them in at various other casino's.



That's illegal in Nevada.

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