Bellagio Discontinuing $25,000 Chip After Heist

It'll be harder to flash a certain kind of cash in Las Vegas in the New Year. The Bellagio casino is discontinuing its $25,000 chip. A gunman robbed the casino of $1.5 million in chips earlier this month, and is still at large. Casino executives hope to make it harder for the thief to cash them in.

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It will be harder to flash a certain kind of cash in Las Vegas in the New Year. The Bellagio casino says that as of April it will discontinue its $25,000 chip. That's because a gunman robbed the casino of $1.5 million worth of chips and he's still at large. By closing the window on those valuable chips, the casino hopes to make it impossible for the thief to cash them in.

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