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Nareed
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March 21st, 2012 at 8:21:29 AM permalink
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If I hinted to my wife that I wanted to go back to every casino that had changed chip design, I'd wind up sleeping in a tent. She is moderately tolerant of my chip-gathering excursions to new casinos, and I think she will put up with my going back to casinos that have changed names. But just for a new chip style? I'm not willing to take that chance.



What rules exactly do you follow for your colelction? Specifically, must you necessarily acquire each chip personally? If you are willing to add some latitude, I'd be glad to gather $1 chips from Paris and Bally's in the week before WoVCon ][
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March 21st, 2012 at 8:23:34 AM permalink
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What rules exactly do you follow for your colelction? Specifically, must you necessarily acquire each chip personally? If you are willing to add some latitude, I'd be glad to gather $1 chips from Paris and Bally's in the week before WoVCon ][



Doc has a strict rule that he must collect the chip himself. I've offered to give him chips too but he says they wouldn't count.
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March 21st, 2012 at 9:11:15 AM permalink
Doc!! Great thread! I'm halfway through a trip to CA, and separated from my chip collection (except for the new ones, of course). I'll try to post my $5 chips from the properties that we've both been to when I'm back at home.
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March 21st, 2012 at 9:17:54 AM permalink
Yes, Nareed, the Wizard is correct. I don't know that I can explain my rationale in any way that completely makes sense, but I routinely decline offers of chips from others -- to me the experience of being in the casino and playing myself is an important part of my collection, not just that I have known someone who has been there or have been able to acquire one from some stranger who was willing to sell it. I don't necessarily expect others to adopt my "rules" for their own collections, but I think you should try to have some reason that a collection is significant to you personally, if you are going to go to the trouble to amass the items.

As I have noted several times, there are three chips in my collection that represent casinos I went to but found the tables closed and did not anticipate a reasonable opportunity to get back when they were open. I am disappointed about not actually playing the games in those three cases, but I like to describe them as casinos that were unwilling to accept my action. :-)
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March 21st, 2012 at 9:18:05 AM permalink
I have an old Bally's $1 coin at home...it's pretty rough, but I'll snap a pic when I get home.
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March 21st, 2012 at 9:23:08 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

I'll try to post my $5 chips from the properties that we've both been to when I'm back at home.


Excellent, but don't you at least carry pictures of your chips with you? <jk>

When you get home and post, please do try not to get ahead of me. I want to maintain some organization to the sequence if it is possible. That will give us a chance to keep discussions of each casino and its chip(s) in close proximity.

I hope that you are able to work your travels out to be in Las Vegas for WoVCon][ so that we may meet again.
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March 21st, 2012 at 9:40:21 AM permalink
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Excellent, but don't you at least carry pictures of your chips with you? <jk>

When you get home and post, please do try not to get ahead of me. I want to maintain some organization to the sequence if it is possible. That will give us a chance to keep discussions of each casino and its chip(s) in close proximity.

I hope that you are able to work your travels out to be in Las Vegas for WoVCon][ so that we may meet again.



Do you mind if I catch up to you, or would you prefer that I start with wherever you are when I get back to Minneapolis on Sunday?
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March 21st, 2012 at 9:45:43 AM permalink
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Yes, Nareed, the Wizard is correct. I don't know that I can explain my rationale in any way that completely makes sense, but I routinely decline offers of chips from others -- to me the experience of being in the casino and playing myself is an important part of my collection,



Makes perfect sense to me. I'm not a collector, not seriously, but I understand values just fine.

So the question is how can we help you get those chips? Paris, Bally's and PH are reasonably close together. Going to one is as easy as going to all three. Gambling there as part of WoVCon is out, as they're far from Downtown and don't offer any good gambling options I'm aware of. But if I think of something I'll let you know. Have you done the buffet of buffets? That's an excuse for visiting Paris and PH (Bally's no longer has a buffet).
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March 21st, 2012 at 11:31:07 AM permalink
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I don't know that I can explain my rationale in any way that completely makes sense, but I routinely decline offers of chips from others --



You do it because you want an emotional connection
to your collection. It means more to you that way.
This isn't uncommon in collecting. I know a guy who
has an extensive antique bottle collection, and every
bottle in it he has personally dug from the ground.
He might buy something at a bottle show or at an
antique shop, but those never go in his collection.
He trades them and sells them, but there's no
emotional attachment. There's a story behind every
bottle in his collection and its the stories he collects
as much as the bottles.
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March 21st, 2012 at 11:35:05 AM permalink
Here is my Bally's chip


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