Bellagio to withdraw US$ 25,000 chips
The Bellagio has given notice that it is to withdraw its US$ 25,000 gaming chip from circulation following a robbery from the casino on 14 December 2010.
The robber stole US$ 1.5 million worth of chips from the Bellagio, with the chips ranging in value from US$ 100 to US$ 25,000. Gamblers have until 22 April 2011 to redeem any of the US$ 25,000 chips.
After the robbery the Bellagio immediately filed to discontinue the chips with the Gaming Commission and had switched out the chips at the tables within an hour of the theft.
Given the high value of the chips, the casino is likely to know the identity of most of the players using them.
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