A man who robbed $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio casino in December has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. He apologized in court and got away with a relatively short prison sentence. The judge has not stated if the chips had to be repaid or not.
Many will argue that playing at an online casino is not only safer but also cheaper. You can receive for instance a $500 casino bonus from Casino Classic and play 1 hour for free. You cannot do this in the Bellagio and maybe the thief would have been better of playing with a good bonus and winning the jackpot through this.