Wizard
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May 22nd, 2012 at 8:19:40 AM permalink
I think the day will come where every high-denom chip will have a unique RFID chip and signature. As they legitimately are won and lost the casino will track who is in possession of it. In the event of a robbery, they will know which chips were stolen, and they can simply be flagged if anyone tries to present them.
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FleaStiff
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May 22nd, 2012 at 8:58:10 AM permalink
Whatever the cost of the RFID chip and the cost of its being incorporated into the gambling token (hereinafter variously referred to as chip, cheque or flag), the casino gains by knowing who has the high value chips and exactly where they are. Any attempt at past posting and the RFID system would beep a warning. Any attempt at bubble gum on the underside of the waitresses tray and a signal would be generated.

I think the chips are being marketed on normal operations scenarios however not on robberies. The speed and accuracy of internal financial reports in enhanced by the RFID chips.

Although the unidentified "third man" referred to as Carlos is described as a "high roller" who would have cashed the chips it seems anyone who recruits his partners through Craigslist can't be a high roller and a real high roller would have known the chips would be uncashable.
winmonkeyspit3
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May 22nd, 2012 at 12:30:49 PM permalink
What a pathetic attempt. Some people are just clueless.
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May 22nd, 2012 at 10:10:26 PM permalink
Quote: winmonkeyspit3

What a pathetic attempt. Some people are just clueless.



It just keeps amazing me. All but the most beginner of thieves knows the goal of being a professional theif is to turm whatever you steal into cash. So if you are going to steal anything of value your first thought will be how to do so and what kind of discount you have to take from retail value and how to cash in. And a rational person thinks of an exit plan in case they are caught in the act. Do these morons even watch the most basic heist-flicks to figure out some DOs and DONTs?

On that note, I recently saw the movie "Thief" from about 1979. Very underrated heist flick. Actually shows how a pro might think and plan. Clearly these fools watched something else.
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FleaStiff
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May 22nd, 2012 at 10:27:14 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

On that note, I recently saw the movie "Thief" from about 1979. Very underrated heist flick. Actually shows how a pro might think and plan. Clearly these fools watched something else.

That film had several thieves as consultants... and I don't mean retired or reformed thieves. The late Donald E. Westlake wrote several novels relating to how professional criminals find and evaluate opportunities, meet and judge fellow conspirators, think and plan out the job and the escape, etc.
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May 23rd, 2012 at 1:37:51 AM permalink
If thieves were smart, then they wouldn't be thieves.
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May 23rd, 2012 at 6:23:31 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

If thieves were smart, then they wouldn't be thieves.



Don't underrate how smart good thieves are. Misguided use of intelligence to be sure. But the high-level ones can be very smart.

Watch "Thief" mentioned above. Idiots don't find ways to beat alarm systems and break into safes. Idiots try to smash-and-grab lavender cheques in a casino where getaway is near impossible.
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May 23rd, 2012 at 7:21:09 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

If thieves were smart, then they wouldn't be thieves.



No.

If thieves were smart, then they wouldn't get caught.
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