It's RFID, stupid
Mark told me about the blogs that talk about the massive chip discrepancy in the World Series of Poker main event.
The total number of chips, according to Pokerblog, should be a little more than 87.7 million.
The actual number of chips by the remaining players is 88.2 million, which is a discrepancy of more than 50 $10,000 buy-ins.
Mark and I discussed this and it's simple: RFID is the answer.
The WSOP would be the perfect place to showcase this radio-frequency technology in which chips could not easily be counterfeited and then the chips' own broadcasts could keep straight where they are and make quick and accurate chip counts possible.
Then casinos could roll out RFID chips on their regular gaming floors.
Keeping the chips straight would take away at least one complaint of how poorly the WSOP has been run since it left the old Horseshoe.