Turns out the contents were a lot richer than that.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Gamboa was making a pickup Monday at the Bellagio hotel-casino when a doorman noticed the paper bag in the back of his cab and handed it to him.
At a red light the Checker Cab driver's curiosity got the best of him. The cabbie found six bundles of $100 bills - three-thousand $100s in all - adding up to $300,000.
The newspaper reports Gamboa called his dispatcher and took the money to his company's main office.
Las Vegas police and casino officials managed to link the money to a well-known poker player they declined to identify.
Seems that for keeping the $300,000 he found in Vegas, in Vegas, Gamboa should be in line for a special Christmas tip.