You’d think a chip would just be a simple little piece of plastic, but considering they can be cashed in for huge sums, casino owners are taking some extra high-tech steps against counterfeiting. Modern casino chips in high denominations are now fitted with RFID transmitters that broadcast unique frequencies based on their value. When the time comes to cash them in or use them at the table, they’re passed over a RFID reader to make sure they’re legit. This technology came in even handier at a recent robbery at the Bellagio – the casino simply remotely disabled the transmitters in the stolen chips, making them worthless to the thief.
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