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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.
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