There was a counterfeiting incident with the $5. chips towards the end of last year at the Rampart Casino in Vegas.

$5. chips? Huh? Yes - $15,000. of them were found and three people arrested. Many more were passed through their system and the casino incurred quite a loss.

As a result, ever since there has been massive heat towards all table games players. They lost some money due to this incident and ramped up (ramp at the Rampart) all measures towards anyone out to win, including of course, suspected card counters.