s2dbaker
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:22:14 AM permalink
I collect casino player's club cards and I thought I would start a thread (seconded by Beethoven9th) showing each one that I have and if I remember anything about it, a brief story. If you wish to participate, I suggest blacking out the personal information on the card before posting a picture and making it 600 pixels wide.

Page 1
Dotty's, Las Vegas, NV
Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
Sands, Bethlehem, PA
Akwesasne Mohawk, Hogansburg, NY
Seneca Niagara, Niagara, NY
Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Page 2
M Life (MGM Player's Club Card)
Bill's Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV
Page 3
Empire City at Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, NY
Wynn/Encore, Las Vegas, NV
Page 4
Terrible's, Las Vegas, NV
Hooters, Las Vegas, NV
The Palms, Las Vegas, NV
Page 5
Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
Page 6
Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, NV
Paris, Las Vegas, NV
Page 7
Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
Aladdin, Las Vegas, NV
Page 8
Imperial Palace, Las Vegas, NV
New York-New York, Las Vegas, NV
Fitzgeralds, Las Vegas, NV
The D, Las Vegas, NV
Page 9
Binions Horseshoe, Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Golden Gate, Las Vegas, NV
Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
Page 10
Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, NJ
Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
Mohegan Sun, Montville, CT
Resorts International, Atlantic City, NJ
Immokalee Casino, Immokalee, FL
Page 11
Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ
Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
Gold Coast, Las Vegas, NV
Page 12
Binion's, Las Vegas, NV
M Resort and Spa, (near) Las Vegas, NV
Four Queens, Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV
Texas Station, Las Vegas, NV
Silverton, Las Vegas, NV
Page 13
Ellis Island, Las Vegas, NV
Westin, Las Vegas, NV
East Side Cannery, Las Vegas, NV
Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV
SouthPoint, Las Vegas, NV
Riviera, Las Vegas, NV
Page 14
Circus Circus, Las Vegas, NV
Treasure Island, Las Vegas, NV
Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
The Plaza, Las Vegas, NV
Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, NV
El Cortez, Las Vegas, NV
Page 16
Century Casino, Central City, CO
Max, Las Vegas, NV
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:25:03 AM permalink
Dotty's, Las Vegas, NV, USA



One day about two years ago I felt obligated to go into the Dotty's down near the M Resort and collect a club card. It was nearly empty. I filled out the paper work but the guy behind the counter (who looked surprised to have a customer who wanted a club card) told me that I would have to wait for headquarters to approve and then I would get a temporary card. After 20 minutes or so, they gave me my temporary card. In the mean time, I was playing Caveman Keno for a quarter. Around 15 minutes into the wait, I hit six out of seven numbers and won something like $70 or $80 and I had only put in a $20. So after I received my temporary card, I left and got the real one in the mail about a week or so later.

I've never been there since.

I tried to capture the sparkles in the card but the best I could do with a camera phone is what you see above. In the future, I'll see if I can use a real camera with a lightbox.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:28:51 AM permalink
Ah, so that's what it looks lik
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:40:05 AM permalink
Think Doc might have a tip or two!
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s2dbaker
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:42:00 AM permalink
Dotty's, Las Vegas, NV, USA



Just to follow up, I found the original temporary card that was issued to me. Yes, they used a Sharpie. I think I got the sparkles a little better in this shot.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
s2dbaker
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:43:59 AM permalink
I may just scan each one and see how that works out.




That should assure uniformity but it looks a little flat.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
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April 6th, 2013 at 7:58:43 AM permalink
Here are cards from various casinos in the northeast:

Foxwoods "Wild" card (tier 1 of 5):




Foxwoods "Crown" card (tier 2 of 5):




Foxwoods "Ace" card (tier 4 of 5):




Sands (Bethlehem, PA):




Akwesasne Mohawk Casino:




Seneca Niagara (Niagara Falls, NY):




Fallsview/Casino Niagara (Niagara Falls, Canada):

s2dbaker
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April 6th, 2013 at 8:12:27 AM permalink
My Fallsview card looks like this:



Here's this card's story. I was driving to Toronto right after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. I was supposed to go to New Orleans for Labor Day weekend but since the weather didn't cooperate, I shifted plans and decided to go to Toronto instead. It was too late to get plane tickets so I drove in a Mazda RX-8 from Long Island. I had never been to Niagara Falls and heard that the Canadians stole the best view of the falls from us Americans in some war or another. Once on the Canadian side of the border, I saw signs for Fallsview Casino. I had no idea what that was so I went to investigate. Not only is it a real casino, it has the best view of Niagara Falls.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
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April 6th, 2013 at 8:18:14 AM permalink
The BEST new thread in a while!!!!

+1
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Doc
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April 6th, 2013 at 9:25:14 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Think Doc might have a tip or two!


Only a few....

If you have in mind that this thread will continue for a long while, I think it is best if you start off with a post that details everything that you have in mind for the thread. You can edit it later if the situation changes, but it helps to have the plan and ground rules set up early. Since this thread is already underway, I would suggest that you either edit your first post (if you think that is necessary) or post more details now/soon. Some of the things you might consider are:

(1) If it's going to be a "Card of the Day" thread, maybe it should only include cards from one new casino/club each day. Otherwise, you might as well just give a flurry of your entire collection.

(2) If you want others to contribute and would prefer that they, too, stick to the one card a day plan (or anything else you would like others to do in their replies), say so. Else you will have someone give a flurry of their entire collection, possibly trampling all over your plan.

(3) Are you interested in having other folks just post their own cards or should they also post any card images they can find? At the beginning of the Casino Chip of the Day thread, I asked that people not post images that they had gathered on the web. There are tons of those around, and I only wanted people to post images of chips that they really have. Similarly, there are lots of images on the web of player's club cards, for example in the MOGH catalog. Do you want all of those added to your thread? If not, I think you should spell it out.

(4) Are there a lot of different designs for cards from the same casinos? I know there may be different tiers, but I don't know what other differences to expect. I think it would be more difficult to get a lot of photo responses to a Casino Card of the Day post than we get in the Casino Chip of the Day thread.

(5) Do you have any plan for what sequence to present the cards? Alphabetical? Geographic? Random? You might give an early hint as to what we should expect.

(6) Are you interested in having a directory of the thread, like the one I keep in post #1 for the Chip of the Day thread or the one the Wizard added later for his Spanish Word of the Day thread? It would probably be easier to plan/start that right away.

Good luck with this. I don't have many cards myself, so I don't know whether I will have much of anything to contribute.

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