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Bellagio Casino Robbed!!

Discussion in 'North American Land Based Casinos' started by NASHVEGAS, Dec 15, 2010.

    Dec 15, 2010
  1. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

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    "Police: Bellagio bandit leaves with $1.5 million in gambling chips"

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    Should have gone for the cash. Not much an unknown (or anybody) per se can do with any of the $1.5 million in Bellagio chips. Wonder if any were RFID's????

    Sure is getting a lot of press though. (The Ocean's Triology Effect that actually is perfect and more appropriate for one of those "Stupid Criminals" television programs).
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010
  3. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    Just read about it on AOL and was wondering just how in the world you would cash in that many chips. Didn't make alot of sense to me. Guess he could cash in one at time. :D
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010
  5. just play

    just play closed account

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  6. Dec 15, 2010
  7. ksech

    ksech Dormant account

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    Are chips marked somehow? (Serious, not trying to be funny. I've never played any casino games in Vegas or AC which required the use of chips.)

    If they aren't, then it would be possible to go into the Bellagio, play a few games and cash out maybe a few hundred/thousand dollars at a time?

    Okay, never mind, I found the answer to my question. Sorry for the momentary mental lapse.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  8. Dec 15, 2010
  9. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

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    The thief stole basically $1.5 million of Monopoly money.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2010
  11. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt CAG MM

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    Boston
    i took home a 100$ chip once from Mohegan sun to make shure id go back
    cause it was a fun time :D

    but like about 6 month's later when i went back and went to the cash it
    the teller said to me :eek: what the hell is this:eek: so a supervisor behind her came over and i told him what i did [kept the chip] he looked at it and told the teller to cash it you see he told me that periodicaly they change them and he could identafie it so she cashed it i was surprised

    thats my experience with chips /maybe this guy is on drugs:D what a dope
    to risk it all for funny money
     
  12. Dec 15, 2010
  13. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

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    Splitting hairs but Vegas is different as in much more difficult than say NOLA or Tunica or whereever when trying to cash bigger (and sometimes also smaller i.e. $100.00) denominations of chips. And that is assuming these chips were not RFID chips among many other assumptions, all of which are not in favor of the thief.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2010
  15. Rhyzz

    Rhyzz Experienced Member

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    I'm guessing the bulk of the $1.5mill will be made up of the $25,000 chips, and not many of those leave the pit without a boss keeping an eye on where they go, so whoever walks up to a cage to cash one randomly will have some questions to answer.

    Stupid, should have taken the smaller chips and not been so greedy!
     
  16. Dec 17, 2010
  17. mush

    mush Experienced Member

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    just my opinion, but I was thinking his plan would be to sell the chips to others at a reduced cost (ala counterfeiters) and let the buyers take the risk of actually going into the casino and using them. Obviously, the larger the denomination of chips, the harder it will be for him to do anything with them, but a small network of people could easily return to the Bellagio individually w/in a day or so of the robbery and eliminate the opportunity for the casino to replace all of their chips with a new variation.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2010
  19. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

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    No need to steal $1.5m worth of chips to counterfeit them. All the person needs to do is gather individual denominations of the chips and try to counterfeit them.

    Casino's are prepared for such an instance. A 'Reserve Float' will be brought into circulation immediately. Im certain that gaming regulations entail having this.

    Nate
     
  20. Dec 20, 2010
  21. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

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    The guy that robbed the Bellagio is also suspected to have stolen chips from another casino less than a week earlier.

    I'm sure they use RFIDs because they are one of the top casinos in Vegas and the technology has been out long enough for them to have invested in it.
     
  22. Dec 22, 2010
  23. the Shamus

    the Shamus Slot Machine Enthusiast

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    Agree

    Hi luckylizzy:

    I agree with you on this one. The $25K chips would have RF. It would be rediculous if they didn't. I doubt the thief will try to use them. It will likely be a player who buys the chip and gets burned.

    /\/\/\/\ the Shamus /\/\/\/\
     
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  24. Dec 22, 2010
  25. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

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    I don't know how many of you know about him, but the guy who gambles in Vegas and then gives the money to families that are in debt and need help has come forward with a reward for anyone that can provide knowledge leading to the apprehension of the robber.

    He is offering $50,000 to anyone that can come forward with information leading to this guy's arrest. He is worried that if this guy does not get caught soon that this type of thing will happen more often during these desperate times.

    He is known as RobinHood702.
     
  26. Dec 22, 2010
  27. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

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    He robbed the Suncoast poker room for 20k cash. The poker room there is in a terrible place security wise. It seemed a lot better thought out than the Bellagio one. It makes me wonder if it is even the same guy.
     

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