This may come as a surprise > to those of you not living in > las vegas, but there are morecatholic churches > than casinos. > > not surprisingly, some > worshipers at sunday services will give casino chips > rather than cash when > the > basket is passed. > > since they get chips from > many different casinos, the churches have devised a method > to collect the > offerings.. > > the churches send all their > collected chips to a nearby franciscan monastery for > sorting and then the > chips > are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in. > > this is done by the chip monks. > > > you > didn't even see it coming did you?