That all changed in 1987 when the State of Nevada passed Regulation 12. This regulation requires casinos to destroy obsolete chips & tokens in a regulated manner and outlawed the practice of making chips currency outside of the casinos. Before then it was not uncommon to buy goods or services with casino chips in Las Vegas.
In 1993, while demolishing the former Dunes Hotel & Casino, demolition workers found hundreds of Dunes chips embedded in sections of the foundation. Again in 2007 when the The New Frontier Hotel & Casino was demolished sections of concrete with chips and tokens from casinos as far away as Laughlin where discovered in portions of the foundation.
With the State of Nevada's current requirement that all poker chips be destroyed once a casino decides to cancel a series of chips, the era of chips being discovered in concrete is slowly coming to an end. When the last of the classic Las Vegas properties are demolished then this true Las Vegas phenomenon will be gone forever.
These pieces of concrete with the Dunes chips embedded in them were pulled from the foundation of the iconic Dunes Hotel & Casino.
These pieces make a perfect paperweight or a one of a kind centerpiece to your Las Vegas memorabilia collection.
No two are alike, each one is unique. The number of these is very limited, get your before it is too late.