$6 Million in Chips Stolen from Wynn Macau

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Last week a group of thieves stole an estimated $6 million in gambling chips from the Wynn Macau gambling resort, and police have taken a dealer and player into custody in the case.

The police claim that the robbery occurred on Thursday and have arrested all of the suspects involved. They wouldn't reveal how the heist happened, but media on the island claim that the suspect was in a VIP room and stuffed bags full of chips, walking out with them in his possession. The robbery was somewhat shortsighted though, as the suspects would have had to return to the chips to the casino. Nowadays, casinos have RF chips put into their casino tokens, and they would likely have moved to invalidate them once the robbery was reported.

Macau is the world's largest gambling market, having brought in $33 billion last year alone. There have been multiple scams run through the former Portuguese colony, but authorities usually seem to end up stopping the scams eventually, coming out on top.

We're awaiting more details on the win and will update readers as we learn more.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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23 January 2018 - 12:58am

Not sure why people would think they would get away with doing things like this and get away these days. You'd have a better chance gambling and taking the house for a huge amount of coin.


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23 January 2018 - 9:49am

How could they bring $6 million chips ? It is interesting.

I have one $25 SGD chip from Marina Sands Casino. It has been many years old now, so probably I couldn't use it anymore 😀

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23 January 2018 - 1:03pm

Yeah, that would of never going to be a successful robbery, obviously the thief’s didn't saw Oceans 11 all time top 3 most "succesfull" robbery attempts:-D

Or at least make sure you did lighten up a cigarette before grabbing all that cash as the N1 guy did! 😂