This may come as a surprise to those of
you not living in Las Vegas,
but there are more Catholic churches there than casinos.
Not surprisingly, some worshippers at Sunday services will give casino
chips rather than cash when the basket is passed.
Since they get chips from so many different casinos, the churches have
devised a method to collect the offerings.
The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan
Monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken to the casinos of
origin and cashed in.
This is done by the chip monks.
James Odle, Jr.
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