From the Las Vegas Sun:

Poker chips manufactured by a Las Vegas company will be the focus of notices at 21 California card clubs starting Nov. 1 — and not for promotional purposes.

Signs will inform customers that casino chips on the premises contain lead, a metal known to cause cancer, birth defects and other health problems.

The notices, and a requirement that the chips in question contain no more than .005 percent lead, settle a lawsuit filed last year by a nonprofit watchdog group in California against Gaming Partners International, which makes most of the gaming chips used in casinos worldwide, including Paulson chips in Nevada casinos.

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