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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 38, September 18, 2006, Article 12

THE SOUND OF MONEY: COINS DISAPEARING FROM CASINOS

On September 12 the Citizen-Times of Asheville, NC reported on the
latest instance of a national trend: "The sound of winning at
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is about to change.  The company is trading
in its old coin payout system for new printed tickets that use bar
codes to record winnings.

And while the famous sound of coins striking a metal hopper will
disappear, the quiet — and clean — tickets are winning customers
over.

“I like it better,” said Sara Waldroop, a Macon County resident
who plays at Harrah’s Cherokee.

"The changeover at Harrah’s Cherokee is 83 percent complete with
600 machines to go, General Manager Darold Londo said Monday. On
Dec. 8, the $10, $25 and $100 coins will be worthless. Anyone
with the coins needs to spend them by that day."

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[By "coins" I believe the author meant "casino tokens", as there
are no current U.S. $10, $25 or $100 coins (except gold bullion
pieces, but these don't circulate.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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