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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someoneleft a bag of chocolates in the back seat. But this stash turned out tobe cold hard cash.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reportsthat Gamboa was making a pickup Monday at the Bellagio when a hoteldoorman noticed the brown paper bag and handed it to him.

At a redlight, the Checker Cab driver's curiosity got the best of him. To hissurprise, he found six bundles of $100 bills totaling $300,000.

The newspaper reports that Gamboa called his dispatcher and took the money to the company's main office.

Las Vegas police and casino officials were able to link the money to a well-known poker player they declined to identify.

It's unknown whether Gamboa will receive a big Christmas tip.

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