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teddys
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March 19th, 2012 at 7:43:44 AM permalink
D'oh! I'm the one who reviewed the casino for the Wizard's site, and I can't remember for the life of me what the chips said. But see below. That is weird that they say "Arizona Charlie's East." According to the NVGCB, the name on the license is "Arizona Charlie's Boulder." So that is what it should say on the chips.

As I recall it was an unremarkable casino, and I can't see ever returning. They do have some of the most reasonable rates in town for weekends.

Edit: Uh, oh. Doc ... better put ACB on your list for next trip:
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:03:50 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

According to the NVGCB, the name on the license is "Arizona Charlie's Boulder." So that is what it should say on the chips.

Uh, oh. Doc ... better put ACB on your list for next trip


Excellent contribution, teddys! I am confident that my compulsions will grow strong enough that I have to go back out there for another souvenir when I am in town for WoVCon][. I have added it to my list along with Margaritaville, Las Vegas Hotel, and D. I guess that makes one new casino (within Flamingo) and three name changes (if the D is fully implemented by then).

FrGamble, I'm glad you like the thread. Please continue to join the discussions.

As I stated when I posted the "East" chip this morning, I don't really know about chip manufacturing processes. I think that "clay" is a bit of a misnomer for modern chips, or at least the modern ones are different from the very old "clay" chips. I don't really know what "plastic" means in this context. I think there are several manufacturing processes and materials in use. I have a couple of chips in my collection that are from real casinos, but the chips seem to be of even lower quality than the home-use chips I bought at a local discount store.

I definitely prefer the "clay" chips that have some surface texture and leave the impression of being of cast ceramic (somewhat like a flowerpot) instead of the slick-surfaced chips that I would consider "plasticky." As an example, I like the Arizona Charlie's Decatur chip that I posted better than the Arizona Charlie's East chip. On the other hand, I kinda like look of the chips with a metallic center insert, and I'm not sure that any of the chips in my collection have both the metallic insert and the "clay" feel. I have them all back under glass right now, so it's a little awkward to check out the feel of the chips.
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:15:31 AM permalink
I want to take a moment to point something out and ask for a little advice, which I reserve the right to ignore.

Most folks who have been following this thread have probably not bothered to look back and notice this, but I have been updating the original post to maintain a directory of the chip photos I have posted, along with links to those posts. Right now, there are just five links in a row, but as more photos are posted, this will be a table of links. I am hoping that the table doesn't eventually make that one post too long to fit on one page.

The question comes to mind about linking to posts with images contributed by others. It seems reasonable (perhaps) for me to add an Arizona Charlie's Boulder cell to the table with a link to teddys's post with that image. On the other hand, I don't think there is any reason to include links to every image of an alternate chip design with the same casino name. And there would be the added complexity of keeping up with all the future images that people may post after I no longer have anything to show myself.

So what do you think? Should my index just be for chip images I have posted myself, or is there something else warranted?
teddys
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:45:04 AM permalink
No I don't think you should include my chip in your grid. Just limit it to your personal collection. My chip is just an auxiliary illustration I found on the web. Actually, it's your thread, so do whatever you want ;)
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Ayecarumba
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March 19th, 2012 at 10:31:33 AM permalink
I think the link just to your articles is fine Doc. The other contributions should follow shortly if posters follow the stated procedure, so they won't be too hard to locate.

I'd like to see your images (and those from others) organized into a nifty little "guide". Maybe DJteddybear could incorporate your chip images into the next generation of maps, where clicking on one would take you to the review page.. the possibilities are many.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 19th, 2012 at 11:15:50 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Maybe DJteddybear could incorporate your chip images into the next generation of maps, where clicking on one would take you to the review page.. the possibilities are many.

Hmmmm.....

I like where you're going with this. That may be beyond my html expertise, but it sure has my wheels turning...
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miplet
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March 19th, 2012 at 11:21:49 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Hmmmm.....

I like where you're going with this. That may be beyond my html expertise, but it sure has my wheels turning...


That's what the map tag is for.
s2dbaker
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March 19th, 2012 at 11:35:00 AM permalink
I have three chips in my collection. I'll post the pix if they differ at all. All in good time though, first will be Bellagio.
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Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 12:13:10 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Quote: Ayecarumba

Maybe DJteddybear could incorporate your chip images into the next generation of maps....

Hmmmm.....

I like where you're going with this. That may be beyond my html expertise, but it sure has my wheels turning...


You are, of course, welcome to use my photos for such an undertaking. The copyrights, trademarks, etc. presumably belong to the casinos, and I'm willing to waive to you any rights I might have over the photos.

I don't know html at all, so I don't know what a map function means. If it suggests linking to my images where I have them stored (like this forum does), I'm not sure that's the best idea. Any change I might make later could screw up your product. I think you should just get my files and work with them.

If you quote one of my posts with a chip image, you can see the links to two levels of photo resolution for each chip, 180x180 pixels and 600x600 pixels. I don't yet have all of my images scaled to those sizes and uploaded to my host's server, but I will eventually. If you undertake this, let me know, and I will give you a list of the .jpg file names. That should make it a little easier. If you have any use/need of higher resolution, the originals (after cropping to the square layout) are about 1800x1800 pixels. Those aren't loaded on the internet at all, but I could get them to you.
AcesAndEights
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March 19th, 2012 at 2:38:45 PM permalink
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How many members of the forum have ever been out to play at Aliante Station?


One of my high school friends lives about a mile from Aliante, so I've been there twice. I agree it is very nice, and I didn't get any flak for not being a local. I did have a need to get back to the main Vegas strip from Aliante late on a Thursday night (around 1am I think). Security called a cab company for me, and it was literally an hour before the cab even got there, then the trip back which was a $70 or $80 trip (including tip) if I remember correctly. Not the best planning on that one...
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