This may come as a surprise to those not living in Las
Vegas, but it is a very spiritual city, with more Catholic
churches than casinos!
Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday services will
give casino chips rather than cash when the donation tray is
Since they get chips from many different casinos, the
churches have devised a method of turning the chips into
They send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan
monastery, where the patient and detail-oriented men sort
and count the chips. The chips are then taken to the casinos
of origin and cashed in.
This is done by the chip monks.
You didn't even see it coming, did you?
Received from Dave McDowell.