Friday, September 11, 2009


I really didn’t know this. That Las Vegas Churches accept gambling chips.

This may come as a surprise to you, if you don’t live in Las Vegas, but there are more Catholic churches than casinos. Not surprisingly, some worshippers at Sunday Services will give casino chips rather than cash when the collection plate is passed.

Since they get chips fom many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to convert the offerings. The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan monastary for sorting, and then the chips are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in. This is done by

the Chip Monks.


  1. Hi Don,
    Long time lurker, first time poster here. You got me!! I grew up in Vegas and was saying "Realllly" til I got to the Chip Monks. Thank you for the excellent laugh. Think I found you through Alison's blog, also a knitter but nowhere near as good as her!!

  2. Hey, Donna! (Waving hi.) Didn't I meet you at Stitches?

    And yeah, you had me going there. I shoulda known. But then, my dad's from Carson City mostly and Reno a little, and... yeah.