Just when I think I've seen stupid...
A man came to my window and put down a chip. It looked funny to me. I picked it up and instantly noticed it felt different, heavy, thicker than normal and said NO cash value.
Me: *silently laughing in my head* Sir, where did you get this?
SC: I found it on the floor!
Me: Um... It says no cash value.
SC: Well YOU guys gave it to me. Where do I spend it?
I had no clue, so I took it back to the main banker (who sees all types of chips all day and who is also a supervisor) I thought maybe it could be a roulette chip. But I've never seen any like that before.
MB: It's a poker chip. That looks like a chip you'd get from Walmart.
I turned the chip over and sure enough it had our casino name on it.
MB: OOh its from the gift shop! Its a fake chip.
It was indeed a fake, black hundred dollar chip. He thought he could pull a fast one on me.
The MB was laughing so hard he had to run back and show the other supervisor. She thought it was funny as hell too.
I also noticed that the NO cash value on one side was crossed off in BLUE ink. I said it outloud. We all had a good laugh and I grabbed the chip and returned out front.
Me: (tried not to laugh) Sir.... Its a chip from our giftshop. It's not real. It's worth nothing.
The guy scowled and told his wife.
Now you'd think that would be the end? It would if this were a different site.
A few hours later the same thing happened to my co-worker with different people. Two older ladies tried to turn one in too.
By this point a red flag was raised. I went into the back and told the SV about it. I thought nothing of it.
Later MB came out and said: If any of you get another one let us know.
Turns out it was tried several times during the night. Survelliance called and asked me what time it happened, what the guy said and how he acted. Turns out doing this is actually a crime. I thought it was innocent at first but its actually fraud-- since he defaced it with the pen and tried to cash it out.
Survelliance said: It just takes one tired cashier or dealer to take it.
Upon hearing that, they were right. We all got alarmed.
It got so bad that the giftshop had to pull the mechandise off their shelves! The pit bosses were coming up and asking us what they looked like. We sent them to the GS of course.
But damn, I never thought it would go that far!!! Crazy night.