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Lucyjr
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:16:43 PM permalink


Sorry, I don't know how to reduce the file size to match the others but please feel free to use the image and alter it if that is possible.

I have a collection of about 60 chips & 20 coins. I love the idea of this thread and will contribute when I can.
Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:43:12 PM permalink
Nice contribution, Lucyjr. Thanks. I look forward to seeing the rest of your collection as we get to the right casinos. Your image size is fine; I just don't want to post my entire collection in big images and take up so much space. I use a Macintosh, and I use the program GraphicConverter from Lemke Software to edit, crop, resize, and convert formats for my images. I assume there is a Windows application that will do similar things, but I cannot recommend a particular product.

I wish I had played at the Aladdin when they were using a chip like that. There are other casinos that were in operation in Las Vegas when I first started visiting in 2003 but which closed before I played in them and collected souvenir chips, including Westward Ho, Bourbon Street, San Remo, Key Largo, and probably more. There were plenty of iconic casinos that were demolished before I ever made it to the town.
AcesAndEights
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:43:17 PM permalink
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Sorry, I don't know how to reduce the file size to match the others but please feel free to use the image and alter it if that is possible.

I have a collection of about 60 chips & 20 coins. I love the idea of this thread and will contribute when I can.


Nice contribution! A vaguely off-topic question, was the Aladdin casino owned by Harrah's/Caesar's as is PH, or were they independent or owned by a different conglomerate? Before my gambling time...
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Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 8:52:12 PM permalink
Wikipedia has a nice article on the history, including the "old" Aladdin that was imploded. Regarding Harrah's/Caesars' ownership, they have this to say:
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Caesars officially acquired the property on February 19, 2010. Caesars began its process of taking over the property in December 2009 by purchasing some of the resort's debt.


By that time, it already had the Planet Hollywood name.
zippyboy
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March 19th, 2012 at 9:24:41 PM permalink
Here's some commemorative chips I got at the chip show at the Aladdin in 1996.




and some dice:

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AcesAndEights
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March 20th, 2012 at 2:21:08 AM permalink
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How did you end up with 4 dice? Dice usually come in sets of 5, in my experience. Although I've never been to such an event, a changing of the guard I suppose.
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Doc
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March 20th, 2012 at 6:10:33 AM permalink
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Here's some commemorative chips I got at the chip show at the Aladdin in 1996.


I never made it to the "old" Aladdin. Most commemorative chips seem to be of the $5 variety, like yours, though some are higher. Only a very few of the $1 chips in my collection appear to be commemorative of anything.
DJTeddyBear
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March 20th, 2012 at 6:25:19 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

and some dice:


ROUND edge dice? Do these have serial numbers? Very odd....



Quote: Doc

IOnly a very few of the $1 chips in my collection appear to be commemorative of anything.


It costs the same to manufacture, so you know they're gonna use the higher priced chips for souveniers. If the casino thought that people would take commemorative $25 chips out of circulation, they'd make them.

On a side note, Sands PA had commemorative opening day $5 chips. Except they weren't in the casino. They were in the gift shop. With an $8 price tag! Only after close to a year did they give up on that idea and put them on the casino floor.
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March 20th, 2012 at 6:42:31 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

ROUND edge dice? Do these have serial numbers? Very odd....

Those are a bit like your Sands opening-day chips. I am confident that zippyboy's Aladdin Hotel dice are from the gift shop and never were used on a real casino table.
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March 20th, 2012 at 6:47:23 AM permalink
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Read through this thread where klimate10 was trying to learn how to post images that he had stored at photobucket. You'll see the difficulty he had, some suggestions I made, and his eventual success. Maybe that will guide you through the learning process with a little less pain.



OK I tried this and when I hit "preview" I only see a link, not a picture. If I then hit "post" will it post a pic or just the link?

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