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Casino tactic may lure thief who stole $1.5M

The Bellagio in Las Vegas is issuing a public notice that may lure a thief who stole $1.5 million in chips back to the casino

December 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The clock is ticking for the bandit who stole a fortune in chips from the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas two weeks ago.Some of those chips will soon become worthless.

Surveillance cameras captured the man escaping the Bellagio after grabbing $1.5 million worth of chips from a craps table.

Now the Bellagio has issued a public notice that all standard $25,000 chips must be redeemed by April 22. After that they'll be worth nothing.

They're hoping the tactic will expose the thief.

Discontinuing chips is not an uncommon practice for Las Vegas casinos.