The latest trend in gaming has been to promise customers a first class losing experience, and it has paid off handsomely in recent months. The first to offer this new form of gaming was the Bellagio with their guaranteed loss slot machines. They have done so well that CET is entering the arena with their newest edition of this phenomenon: a blank craps table where customers can simply dump their chips on the table and walk away. The table was installed at Caesar’s last Tuesday and customers have been flocking to itfrom the moment it went live. Sources report that the craps table has become the new wishingwell of the 21st century. Players toss their chips into the "lake" – as it has come to be known – on their way to the buffet or to their cars to save time and avoid the long lines at the cashier cages, who now do nothing but cash checks and make change 24/7. "Right now, our cages will still break bills, but we're phasing that out in November to concentrate entirely on cashing checks," says casino executive Jeff Nottingham. “There is simply no demand for change anymore. Customers come here to lose all their money and there’s no reason for them to waste time losing small amounts when they can buy in and lose much faster with larger bills.” For now, customers still receive cash for their checks, which they then take to the tables to exchange for chips. “Our customers have indicated a strong preference for receiving casino chips directly from our cage without having bother with cash at all,” Jeff says, We’re working closely with the gaming commission to make that happen. ”With so many chips piled on the table, this reporter wondered If theft were a serious concern. "We've had some incidents of patrons grabbing handfuls of chips from the often two-foot deep pile and taking off," Jeff told us, "but we're not too concerned, as thereis no longer any way to redeem them for cash. Once purchased, they're essentially worthless."CET plans to add four additional tables later this month, and this new trend is expected to grow over the next several years,withmost of the strip casinos coming on board by the end of 2015 and the downtown area to follow. Hotel resort fees have increased as well, because the new casino policies have attracted so many customers that the properties are turning away guests.