Las Vegas Poker Player Reunited With Lost $300,000

A taxi driver in Las Vegas first thought the brown bag on the backseat contained chocolate. As it turned out, it was filled with something even sweeter. Six thick bundles of $100 bills. The driver handed the bag in to his office which tracked down the passenger, a well-known poker player.

Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.


And that brings us to today's last word in business: cold, hard cash.

That's what a passenger left behind in a Las Vegas taxicab. The driver first thought the brown bag sitting on the back seat contained chocolate, but as it turned out, it was filled with something a lot sweeter. Six thick bundles of hundred-dollar bills, in total, 300,000 bucks. The driver handed the bag in to his office - the responsible thing to do. The office tracked down the amazingly absent-minded passenger, not surprisingly a well-known poker player. There was no immediate word on whether this unnamed high-roller gave the cabbie an extra Christmas tip or not.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.


Copyright © 2013 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.