UPDATE: Gambler rewards US driver who returned US$300K left in cab

LAS VEGAS, United States (AP) — A poker player who left a bag with US$300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi has given US$10,000 to the honest cabbie who returned the money.

Yellow Checker Star Cab Company CEO Bill Shranko said Friday the gambler made good on his promise to reward driver Gerardo Gamboa.



The cab company named Gamboa employee of the year, awarded him another US$1,000 and gave him a gift certificate to a Las Vegas steakhouse.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Gamboa was making a pick up Monday at the Bellagio when a hotel doorman noticed the brown paper bag.

Gamboa found bundles of US$100 bills inside.

The driver turned the money in to the cab company, and police linked it to the gambler, who they have not publicly identified.