Marina Bay Sands switches over to other casino chips
Marina Bay Sands has introduced new casino chips after five men had used fake ones. The casino
complex opened in April 2010 and it’s the first time they switch over to other casino tokens.
Marina Bay Sands
Changing casino tokens is one of the measures to discourage criminals to use fake ones. The five Indian nationals were charged for replacing €740 chips for fake ones. Security officials had informed the police about the initial fake chip that was found in the Marina Bay Sands. The casino continuously monitors the chips that visitors use.
Resorts World Sentosa
Robin Goh, speaking on behalf of Resorts World Sentosa
, stated that the new chips are only one of many security measures. Marina Bay Sands also uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) and a state of the art closed-circuit television (CCTV).
After detecting the first counterfeited chip, Marina Bay Sands directly switched over to another set of casino tokens. Casino trainer Angelito Manayon noted that only two casinos changed their chips during his 15 years in the business. Marina Bay Sands substituted all casino chips at the resort, which are at least 200.000 pieces.