Doc
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February 8th, 2017 at 12:05:33 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Doc, you've been collecting chips for awhile now.

Just curious: how many different casinos have you gotten chips from?


I'm not the biggest collector on this forum -- probably 3rd or 4th, I think -- but I am the one who was nerdy enough to start the Casino Chip of the Day thread.

I regularly update the first post of that thread, where I try to keep an index of chips that have been presented, though it has now spread to the first two posts. I also update a list of "subsequent comments" in the first post. One of those is the total number of casinos that have been covered (not quite daily) in that thread, currently totaling 987 with the expectation of reaching a nice, round 1,000 later this month. Another of those updated comments is the number of casinos represented in my own collection (i.e., your question), and that number is currently 474. There is also a link to the last time that I posted a photo of my collection, but the latest available photo does not include the chips that I picked up on a cruise in December. I need to catch up on that.
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February 8th, 2017 at 12:16:43 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I'm not the biggest collector on this forum -- probably 3rd or 4th, I think -- but I am the one who was nerdy enough to start the Casino Chip of the Day thread


You say nerdy, I say genius lol. As far as chips I'd say you are 3rd behind RDW and myself. I can't think of any others with your quantity. I think RDW probably still has me beat as I think he's over 600.
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February 9th, 2017 at 1:54:41 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

If we are flying 3/4 the way across the country for a two-minute event, we need to plan what else we will do on that trip.



How about a "Wizards Formal Visit"... the membership of WOV get decked out in White Tie and Tails/Formal Evening Gowns and lug racks of black chips to a place such as Emerald, Longhorn or RR station and see how the dealers and players who've never before seen a black chip deal with it.

Or surround a poker table and watch one member refuse to look at his cards, ask the dealer what is trump, etc.

Or schedule a 3:00am Keno game at Arizona Charlies (Decatur). (Often well attended by dealers blowing off steam).
Doc
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February 9th, 2017 at 3:19:50 PM permalink
My comment about needing to plan what else we will do on that trip was completely a distraction from the purpose of this thread, a Spring Fling perhaps in April, and I apologize for that. It was a comment in reference to joining the Wizard and perhaps others in viewing the total solar eclipse in August, viewing from somewhere near Idaho Falls, ID. With the eclipse only lasting a few minutes, I need to be considering whether to go from there to Yellowstone and Grand Teton or to Salt Lake City or to N.E. Nevada casinos or what. In spite of how great I think a viewing of a true total eclipse will be, I have trouble justifying a trip to Idaho if I'm not going to do something more, after those few minutes have passed.

We should probably start a Solar Eclipse thread to help keep further such distractions out of this one. I'm still looking for enough feedback on whether April 22 is a good date for the Spring Fling and whether there are people who will/would attend then so I will know whether to make some reservations.
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February 9th, 2017 at 3:48:40 PM permalink
Years ago we were planning on viewing it from north Carolina, maybe? I can't remember but it was on the line down south, but we are going to Boston the week before and now we can't go. Owell maybe next time.
MrV
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February 9th, 2017 at 4:44:55 PM permalink
4/22 works for me.

"Now you swear and kick and beg us that you're not a gamblin' man;
Then you find you're back in Vegas with a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money so you hide them when you're able
In the land of milk and honey you must put them on the table

You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again"
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Doc
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February 9th, 2017 at 5:24:27 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

4/22 works for me.

That's great, but so far we have MrV, PokerGrinder, and me saying we like that weekend, the Wizard saying "any date is fine" (and then recommending against a particular week), billryan saying "give me twenty minutes notice", and SOOPOO saying "I'm always a maybe for a Spring Fling." Before booking flights and hotel, I'd really like to get some feedback that there would be more than 3 or 4 of us that show up.
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February 9th, 2017 at 7:10:31 PM permalink
I would most likely attend.
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February 9th, 2017 at 7:47:32 PM permalink
I think as long as they are not out of town on a play most of the regular Vegas local AP's will show up.
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February 9th, 2017 at 11:37:21 PM permalink
I will attempt to show up. Can't promise at the moment.
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