AcesAndEights
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March 13th, 2013 at 11:36:47 AM permalink
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24 workers dismantled the sign on Monday night and broke the metal down into 10-foot pieces so it could be brought to a recycling plant near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Really, no one would want to buy the sign as memorabilia? Seems like a lost profit opportunity to me for such a historic property.
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rudeboyoi
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March 13th, 2013 at 3:27:28 PM permalink
this news prompted me to check ebay for some sahara poker chips. this one looks pretty cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-1-SAHARA-Casino-Poker-Chip-Vintage-Antique-1978-/270724017249?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0868ac61
Ayecarumba
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March 13th, 2013 at 5:03:17 PM permalink
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Really, no one would want to buy the sign as memorabilia? Seems like a lost profit opportunity to me for such a historic property.



The price of scrap metal has been pretty high. Perhaps the value of the materials was worth more than the cost of trying to keep it in one piece...

The sign was not from the original Sahara. The article mentioned that it was put up in 1990.
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Ayecarumba
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March 13th, 2013 at 5:12:22 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

this news prompted me to check ebay for some sahara poker chips. this one looks pretty cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-1-SAHARA-Casino-Poker-Chip-Vintage-Antique-1978-/270724017249?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0868ac61



It has that late 70's vibe, but read closely.. the chip is from the Sahara in Reno (which became the Reno Hilton in the early 80's).
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rudeboyoi
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March 13th, 2013 at 5:28:52 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

It has that late 70's vibe, but read closely.. the chip is from the Sahara in Reno (which became the Reno Hilton in the early 80's).



oh. i didnt even realize it scrolled down that far lol. its still a nice looking chip though :)

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