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EvenBob
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March 17th, 2012 at 12:02:30 PM permalink
Do you have these, Doc? The Stardust 1$ sold for $2500 recently.



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March 17th, 2012 at 12:46:07 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Do you have these, Doc? The Stardust 1$ sold for $2500 recently.


Are these your chips, Bob? If so, I would love to see them posted when we get to the appropriate point in the list. Otherwise, I would like to keep with my requests from the original post of the thread:
Quote: Doc

If you have different chips from the same casino, either a different denomination or a different chip series, please post a photo for us to see. I would prefer that, unless there is a particular justification, this not become a thread for people to gather and post images from eBay auctions, collectors' clubs, image libraries, etc. when no one here actually has the original chip.


In reply to your question, though, no, I do not have any chips from Elko, but I do have a Stardust $1 chip, just not the same one that you showed. I'll be posting my photo when I get to the S's. If the image you posted above is your chip, please post it again when we get to that point. For the many casinos that I do not (yet) have a souvenir chip at all, there will be plenty of opportunity to post images of yours when I have run out of mine. If we start posting images in random order, I expect we will encounter the same Have-we-talked-about-this-already? issues that have come up in the Spanish Word of the Day thread.

Thanks.
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March 17th, 2012 at 12:50:38 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

The Bellagio chips have always had the name molded in around the perimeter. I have a souvenir chip from shortly after they opened, two years before MGM bought Mirage Resorts.

And if that is not the same chip that I post an image of (in about a week, I suspect), then I hope you will post a photo of yours then.
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March 17th, 2012 at 1:04:34 PM permalink
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In this thread I think I'll focus on the actual casino names. In this case we all know that an aria is a vocal solo in an opera. It can still be accompanied by music, but must be just one singer. Given that, I never noticed any kind of operatic or musical theme to the Aria. It seems to me that the Aria is one of the few casinos in Vegas with no discernible theme at all. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong (as always, and I often am).


If the Wikipedia Aria article can be trusted, the Wiz can give himself not one, but two gold stars.

Here's the last two sentences from first paragraph in the Design section:
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Aria's design is described as not adhering to an overarching theme, in contrast to themed resorts prevalent on the Las Vegas Strip. It was named Aria due to its placement as the central feature of CityCenter, as arias are focal points in operas.

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March 17th, 2012 at 2:25:41 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

And if that is not the same chip that I post an image of (in about a week, I suspect), then I hope you will post a photo of yours then.


It's my plan to upload images of the few chips I have when you get to your versions. I'm not an avid collector, but I've done a few craps-playing sprees where I try to play in every casino in a vicinity (e.g. Downtown LV) and get a souvenir chip for my efforts.
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March 17th, 2012 at 2:28:18 PM permalink
Excellent!
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March 17th, 2012 at 4:38:39 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

In this thread I think I'll focus on the actual casino names. In this case we all know that an aria is a vocal solo in an opera. It can still be accompanied by music, but must be just one singer. Given that, I never noticed any kind of operatic or musical theme to the Aria. It seems to me that the Aria is one of the few casinos in Vegas with no discernible theme at all. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong (as always, and I often am).

What's the theme of Wynn?
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March 17th, 2012 at 4:45:46 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

What's the theme of Wynn?



I will address that when Doc gets to the Ws. I'll need that long to figure out the answer.
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March 17th, 2012 at 5:02:47 PM permalink
Aria: edgy, hipsterish.

Wynn: nouveau riche.
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March 17th, 2012 at 6:07:18 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It seems to me that the Aria is one of the few casinos in Vegas with no discernible theme at all.



"Luxury" seems to be the theme with many of the newer joints. Aria, M, Cosmopolitan, Wynn, Encore.

As for the Aria chip design, it struck me as identical to the Bellagio's when I first saw them. I guess they might be interchangable.
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