From http://www.wsop.com/promotions/files/caesars-entertainment-has-updated-its-cash-policy.pdf : "Caesars Entertainment has updated its cash policy in poker rooms enterprise-wide. Effective May 1, 2015, gaming action at individual cash-game poker tables (aka live action games) will be cashless. This means that cash will no longer play on poker tables in our gaming destinations. Poker players will be required to purchase casino chips with cash to participate in any live-action poker game. We believe this decision best aligns our guest experience to stay up to date with evolving industry standards and ensure our operations can deliver great experiences consistently. It is important to note that this new poker cash game policy has no impact on any poker tournament we offer, as those have always been run exclusively with non-value tournament poker chips." I know this has been spreading for a while, but it really is the going to crush big parts of high stakes games. I remember watching The Big Game once and someone at the table that had a huge stack of cash had left for a while. When they needed/wanted cash some players (presumably friends of the person that was gone) would put chips in the missing person's pile and take cash - one player put two $25K chips in his pile and took $50K like it was no big deal. This is how these guys are used to operating. Casinos probably don't care because they think they don't make that much money from poker, not realizing that alot of these guys take their winnings and donk it off at BJ or craps. All they are going to do is push these games into private homes and lose some casino revenue.