MONACO: Chip Racket

The Societe des Bains de Mer de Monaco (Sea Baths Society of Monaco), better known as the Monte Carlo gambling casino syndicate, has its own currency— round and oval celluloid chips (jetons) of various colors and denominations which the Casino sells for cash, to be used at the gaming tables and afterward redeemed for cash. Although strictly forbidden as legal tender outside the Casino, almost anyone nearby who frequents the Casino will accept them as such.

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