GlenG
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February 10th, 2018 at 8:07:09 PM permalink
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Shoot me your rock bottom price via PM and I may just say yes to the dress.



I honestly have no idea on its value..And I do want to get them signed myself..I have a few leads on McGregor
Lucca3927
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February 10th, 2018 at 8:41:00 PM permalink
Cash winnings.
"I should have bet black." - Winston Churchill .
gamerfreak
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February 10th, 2018 at 10:43:50 PM permalink
Not casino memorabilia, but I think gambling memorabilia, I bought this off of eBay not knowing what it was, I just thought it was cool



Thanks to Boyimbo, I discovered that it was a board for the mostly forgotten game Pope Joan that was popular in the early 19th century.

I think itís super old, but I donít know for sure. Iím not sure what itís worth, definitely more than I paid I think, but the game is so obscure I doubt itís worth more than a few hundred.
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February 11th, 2018 at 2:13:01 AM permalink
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Sorry to hear that.



I also have a Four Queens Silver Strike and a $1 token from one of those giant slot machines for suckers from New York New York, so that's cool...
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February 11th, 2018 at 7:40:12 AM permalink
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Thanks to Boyimbo, I discovered that it was a board for the mostly forgotten game Pope Joan that was popular in the early 19th century.



My aunt in Germany has a board like that for the game of Poh. They play it on a regular basis there for pennies. It is kind of like Tripoly.
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February 11th, 2018 at 7:54:53 AM permalink
My coolest are

1. A Freebet lammer from Geoff Hall
2. A white and black dodecahedron dice set from Stephen Au-Yeung from his Roulette Dice game.
3. A full set of 9 Star Trek chips, $5 denom, from LV Hilton, from the years i came west for their PGP tournaments .
4. An $8 Bellagio Bacc chip for Chinese New Year from the first time I met the Wizard.
5. A table card from OftM the night it opened on the Venetian floor.

Hard to say values, which include sentimental, so I listed them all in no particular order..
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February 11th, 2018 at 12:29:30 PM permalink
When I was in my early 20s, I was at a casino (South Lake Tahoe maybe?) and noticed a video poker "Hold" button had popped off. The entire square base and the heavy plastic button! Nobody was near me in the area, so I wondered whether I should pocket it. I envisioned a bunch of goons jumping out were I to slip it in my pocket, but decided no, that's crazy thinking. So I picked it up and walked off with it. I didn't play video poker in those days, so now that I do, I'm glad I have it!

For an actual casino-branded piece, I bought a deck of cards from the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel-Casino back in the 90s when it was still in operation, though at that point they no longer offered blackjack or other table games. When she passed away, I decided to sell the cards because I had a lot of other souvenirs from there. I noticed that chips from the casino were on eBay, but not playing cards. But then, I noticed that a card was missing! I guess it's a piece to keep, unless someone wants to buy an incomplete deck!

By coincidence, I was at the Debbie Reynolds casino the day before all their slot machines were removed. My friend and I had played some slots (though no luck), and had a such great time looking at the memorabilia there that we returned the next dayóand found all the slot machines were gone!
gamerfreak
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February 11th, 2018 at 12:50:10 PM permalink
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Quote: gamerfreak

Thanks to Boyimbo, I discovered that it was a board for the mostly forgotten game Pope Joan that was popular in the early 19th century.



My aunt in Germany has a board like that for the game of Poh. They play it on a regular basis there for pennies. It is kind of like Tripoly.


I think the German version is called Poch, Pochspiel or Pochen

The closely related more modern American version is called Michigan Rummy or 500 Rummy
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February 11th, 2018 at 5:26:55 PM permalink
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The closely related more modern American version is called Michigan Rummy or 500 Rummy



I have no idea how to spell it. I asked in a few game and toy stores in Germany for a game board but nobody understood what I was asking for. Trying to pronounce it and spell it didn't help. I know my German is worse than awful but it also may be the young folks who work in toy/game stores aren't familiar with antiquated card games their grandparents played. If you don't believe me, try to find anyone under the age of 40 who can play cribbage, which is a great game I might add.
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February 11th, 2018 at 6:15:13 PM permalink
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I have no idea how to spell it. I asked in a few game and toy stores in Germany for a game board but nobody understood what I was asking for. Trying to pronounce it and spell it didn't help. I know my German is worse than awful but it also may be the young folks who work in toy/game stores aren't familiar with antiquated card games their grandparents played. If you don't believe me, try to find anyone under the age of 40 who can play cribbage, which is a great game I might add.


26 and grew up playing cribbage with my dad. Also backgammon and I still play gin rummy with my baba.
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