The chips are real. I have uncontravertible proof including the dates they were removed from the floor of the Sal Sagev. When I say proof, I do not mean "someone told me", I have pictures.
I got my deadline extended for Gaming Times and the story with pictures will run in the November issue (if I hurry). I will also mail the story and pictures to Michael Knapp. They belong in the CR and The GT.
I think the story will surprise you. It is absoulty amazing that the proof still existed.
I LOVE THIS HOBBY!!!!