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October 23rd, 2023 at 12:31:55 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Rochester
Casino: Lucky Eagle


Todayís chip of the day is from Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Washington. Lucky Eagle Casino opened in June, 1995 and has 1267 slot machines and 15 table games. From the second I walked into the casino all I could smell was smoke and the smoke was pooling from all the cigarettes at the ceiling. I couldnít get over how strong the smell was but it wasnít surprising as 90% of the people were smoking. After walking around I realized that the tables were in a different section and thank god it was non smoking. The second I passed through those doors the air was super fresh and I could breathe again. I played bj to collect my chip and lost my $100 buy in. I found one slot play and quickly won $300 or so before heading to my last stop for the night.

The chip is white with 4 red (2 sets) edge inserts and 4 red rectangles around the edge of the chip. The centre inlay is a blend of black and blue with an eagle in the background. The casino name and chip denom are gold.

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October 23rd, 2023 at 10:37:19 PM permalink
State: Washington
City: Ocean Shores
Casino: Quinault


Todayís chip of the day is from Quinault Casino in Ocean Shores, Washington. Quinault Casino opened on 5/22/2000 with 800 slot machines and 15 table games. This was the last of 9 stops on the day for me so I did a quick walk though of the slots before plunking myself down at an almost full bj table. I usually try to find an empty table but on a Friday night that wasnít going to happen. I bought in and lost most of my $100 buy in quickly but was able to win a few hands in a row to get back to even which meant time to leave and get to my hotel for the night after a long day.

The chip is half white and half purple or I guess you could say itís white with 8 purple edge inserts or vice versa. The centre inlay is white with the casino name in red/black and the denom in black. The logo is a ďQĒ where the line in the ďQĒ is a feather.

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October 24th, 2023 at 7:04:41 AM permalink
I'm not completely clear, or perhaps I'm just a bit curious. Is the casino's full name "Quinault Beach Resort", or is it a part of some beach resort, or it there a different meaning to the notation at the bottom of the center inlay?
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October 25th, 2023 at 2:21:08 AM permalink
Itís Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. I guess I was wrong in leaving off Beach Resort, I figured it was the equivalent to leaving off casino resort which Iíve done for other chips. Lmk how you want it listed and Iíll fix it.
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October 25th, 2023 at 3:00:57 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Shelton
Casino: Little Creek


Todayís chip of the day is from Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Little Creek Casino opened on 9/22/1995 and has 1025 slot machines and 21 table games. I sat down at a bj table to play a few hands and the dealer was one of the worst Iíve ever seen. Slow, couldnít count very well and paying and taking took forever. She was in her fifties I think and I just figured she was a brand new dealer. She got tapped out and the new dealer was much better. I asked the new dealer if the previous dealer was new and found out that she had been there for over 20 years. To say the least I was stunned. How is someone that bad after so many years, I guess thatís a mystery that Iíll never get the answer to. It was a tad awkward when the dealer realized why I asked but luckily I didnít stay long.

The chip is a white LCV with an oversized inlay. The inlay is a creek (I assume) with trees behind it and a fish done by an aboriginal artist. I personally love all aboriginal animal art, such a neat way of drawing an animal. The casino name is red/black, the denom is red and the casino location is white.

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October 26th, 2023 at 4:38:36 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Kingston
Casino: The Point


Todayís chip of the day is from The Point Casino in Kingston, Washington. This casino opened as Point No Point Casino on 2/14/2002. I figured that the name was joke referring to craps but it turns out it was named after the tribal council. The name was changed in 2006 to The point, I didnít find a reason behind the change. This was one of the smokiest casinos Iíve ever been to and because of this spent as little time as possible in it. Youíll get lung cancer just looking at the front doors. I played bj and quickly lost $100 at a $15 table.

The chip is a blue RHC with 2 yellow edge inserts. The centre inlay is white with a yellow border containing repeating card suits. The casino name is black with the ďOĒ replaced by a circle with an aboriginal art shark (maybe whale) inside of it. The location is listed in black and the denom is red/black.

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October 26th, 2023 at 6:08:57 AM permalink
One twitch I occasionally feel in regard to this thread (perhaps due to my nerdy, nit-picking nature) is when I have to make a rather pointless decision on how to list the casino name in the index. Now I don't usually include the word "The" in a casino's name -- what's the point in that? Anyway, I did index this chip under "The Point". Deal with it.

Of perhaps greater interest, this thread has now reached a total of 1,600 official Casino Chip of the Day entries!
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October 26th, 2023 at 6:30:44 AM permalink
1600 is a very cool number, 2000 will be even cooler 😊

As far as the casino I donít usually list ďTheĒ either but the same way as some casinos need ďCasinoĒ in the title I felt it was the same for this casino.
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October 27th, 2023 at 4:54:51 AM permalink
Posted a duplicate chip of the day oops
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October 27th, 2023 at 11:40:56 AM permalink
Oops my bad
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October 27th, 2023 at 11:42:28 AM permalink
Doc just delete my double
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October 27th, 2023 at 2:57:43 PM permalink
Since you and RideTheEdge had listed the same casino with variations on the name, I did not catch that it was a duplicate and had already put it in the index. (Hope I haven't done that too many times!) I have now cleaned up the index, I think.
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October 27th, 2023 at 3:14:28 PM permalink
Btw the real name is Suquamish Clearwater
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November 5th, 2023 at 8:47:09 AM permalink
Hey so Iíve been absent for the last week, I was travelling to Nassau for vacation. I collected the two chips from the island and also got 5 new chips from Houston on my one day layover. I think only one of them is new to this thread though. Iím going to post a new chip momentarily.
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November 6th, 2023 at 12:51:59 PM permalink
Well momentarily didnít happen clearly. I promise I might guarantee maybe posting a chip today?!? 😂
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November 7th, 2023 at 8:48:52 PM permalink
State: Washington
City: Silverdale
Casino: All Star Lanes


Todayís chip of the day is from All Star Lanes in Silverdale, Washington. The bowling alley opened in 1985 with the casino opening later in 1999 upstairs. All Star Lanes has 15 table and poker tables. It was very dark and busy when I stopped in. The right side of the room had a few poker tables playing limit O8 and the left side had the table games. I played bj at a full table and it took forever for the hands to get through. I left after about 10 minutes with my chip and a small profit. This was supposed to be my second last casino of the night but Emerald Downs was closed, not sure if they plan to open it back up ever.

The chip is a white RHC with 4 edge inserts in pink and gold. The oversized centre inlay is blue with a background of sky and grass?!? The casino name and location are white and the denom is blue. The logo is the ace of spades and jack of hearts with 3 stars above them.

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November 9th, 2023 at 1:35:24 PM permalink
State: Washington
City: Mountlake Terrace
Casino: Aceís Poker


Todayís chip of the day is from Aceís Poker in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Aceís Poker opened 5/19/2023 on the former site of the Silver Dollar Casino. I somehow didnít get to the Silver Dollar Casino before it closed which due to the no actual closing date might have been before I ever went to Seattle, who knows. This poker room is owned by Maverick Gaming which is Eric Perrsonís company. I think Iíve mentioned him before as he owns 31 casinos mostly in Washington. Eric loves himself some Eric and itís shows with his poker room. When you walk in there is a giant pool wall mural of him playing on one of the high stakes poker streams which made me laugh. What made me laugh even harder was when I bought in and his face is on every damn chip lol. Isnít ego great? I donít have an exact number of tables but Iíd say there were about 20 in there. I only played for about a hour as the game was mediocre, my vague memories are that I lost $100 or so.

The chip is white (very dirty) with 4 black triangle inserts and 8 blue dots around the chip. The centre inlay is white with a picture of Eric taking up the majority of the inlay. The poker room name is in the middle of the inlay with the logo on pocket aces. The location, denom, and room name are all in black.

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November 9th, 2023 at 9:02:41 PM permalink
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I donít have an exact number of tables but Iíd say there were about 20 in there.



The maximum number of tables in a WA cardroom is 15, so that's probably how many were there.

As for your appraisal of Eric, you can certainly say that again.
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November 10th, 2023 at 1:25:03 AM permalink
Haha oh ya I forgot about the Washington rule.
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November 10th, 2023 at 1:51:23 AM permalink
Are you sure the photo isn't Larry the Cable Guy?

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November 10th, 2023 at 5:41:03 AM permalink
Maybe Eric Persson is Larry the Cable Guy 🤯
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November 11th, 2023 at 4:47:43 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Arlington
Casino: Jamestown Saloon


Todayís chip of the day is from Jamestown Saloon in Arlington, Washington. Jamestown Saloon is located about a hour north of Seattle. The card club opened up in 2020 (poor timing) with 5 tables attached to a restaurant and bar. When I arrived there was one table running and I was able to grab an open seat. Everyone was super friendly and wanted to know where I was from and what brought me to their little card room. I didnít plan on staying long but the owner, dealers and players were so inviting that I ended up staying for a few hours. They had a ton of free promos going on and even had a half price meal if you play 3 hours. I had a chicken Caesar salad and left shortly after the 3 hour mark as I had one last casino to hit before my cruise to Alaska a few days later.

The chip is a white LCV with 4 edge inserts in pink and blue. The centre inlay is blue with the casino name and chip denom in white block lettering. The logo is an interlocked J and S.

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November 11th, 2023 at 11:53:16 PM permalink
State: Washington
City: Lynden
Casino: Nooksack Northwood


Todayís chip of the day is from Nooksack Northwood Casino in Lynden, Washington. This casino was my last stop before my Alaskan cruise and itís about 75 minutes drive from Jamestown Saloon. The casino is about 5 minutes from the Canadian border and 20 minutes from the closest border crossing. Nooksack opened in 2007 with 359 slot machines and 8 table games. I got there quite late at night a few hours before the casino closed for the night. I played $10 double deck bj with 2 very young newbies. They barely knew how to play the game so I helped them a few times with some basic strategy hints. I donít remember if I won or lost but I got a chip so thatís all that matters.

The chip is a white RHC with 4 edge inserts in purple and blue. The centre inlay is blue with 2 fish and 3 purple chips. The casino name is purple and blue, the location is blue and the denom is turquoise.

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November 12th, 2023 at 9:04:10 AM permalink
Whenever you or anyone in this thread plays poker in these small clubs and you see or suspect collusion against you, how do you typically handle it? Call it out? Leave? Ignore if the game seems easy anyways?
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November 12th, 2023 at 5:14:32 PM permalink
I would leave but Iíve never found any suspicion games in these small clubs.
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November 13th, 2023 at 9:50:18 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: La Center
Casino: Fortune


Todayís chip of the day is from Fortune Casino in La Center, Washington. Fortune Casino was formerly Palace Casino which I visited all the way back in 2012 during my first visit to Portland. I wasnít able to find a date for the name change or the sale of the casino but the dealer told me the name change happened a few months prior (I was there in July).


The signs still hadnít been fully changed yet as they had the new name and the old one up.

I mentioned about 20 chip posts ago that I hit a magical run on pai gow and this is the casino I had it at. I bought in for $100 and won 10 or 11 hands in a row before losing. I donít remember if my final win was $110 or if that was my final bet but either way with adding one $10 unit after each win it turned into a very nice win. I left as soon as I lost a hand and headed to Ilani Casino. I canít say whether the casino looks the same or even mildly similar as it was 11 years ago. When I visited Palace Casino all those years ago I believe my collection was about 40-50 chips while this time around when I stopped in my collection is over 1200 chips.

The chip is a blue RHC with 3 yellow edge inserts. The centre inlay is black with the casino name in gold and white. Above the casino name is the crown logo of Fortune Casinos. The casino location and chip denom are both white.

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November 13th, 2023 at 12:41:35 PM permalink
I feel I should ask this question because of the confusion/misunderstanding we had a week and a half ago about the way I presented one of the CCotD posts in the thread index.

Is this Fortune Casino in La Center, WA associated with the Fortune Casino in Lacey and also the ones in Renton, and Tukwila? I now have all four of those casinos indexed with the same casino name but distinguished by the four different locations in parentheses on the line below each casino's name.

(To me, it's confusing enough to have two Fortune Casinos in towns named "La Center" and "Lacey".)
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November 13th, 2023 at 1:24:17 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I feel I should ask this question because of the confusion/misunderstanding we had a week and a half ago about the way I presented one of the CCotD posts in the thread index.

Is this Fortune Casino in La Center, WA associated with the Fortune Casino in Lacey and also the ones in Renton, and Tukwila? I now have all four of those casinos indexed with the same casino name but distinguished by the four different locations in parentheses on the line below each casino's name.

(To me, it's confusing enough to have two Fortune Casinos in towns named "La Center" and "Lacey".)
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You can check current non tribal casinos here:

https://wsgc.wa.gov/licensing/search-license/licensees
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November 13th, 2023 at 4:32:08 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I feel I should ask this question because of the confusion/misunderstanding we had a week and a half ago about the way I presented one of the CCotD posts in the thread index.

Is this Fortune Casino in La Center, WA associated with the Fortune Casino in Lacey and also the ones in Renton, and Tukwila? I now have all four of those casinos indexed with the same casino name but distinguished by the four different locations in parentheses on the line below each casino's name.

(To me, it's confusing enough to have two Fortune Casinos in towns named "La Center" and "Lacey".)
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Yes they are all the same brand/company.
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November 14th, 2023 at 3:10:26 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Portland
Casino: Portland Meadows


Todayís chip of the day is from Portland Meadows Poker in Portland, Oregon. There are a mix of poker rooms across the state, some charge time or daily fees, some are daily fees plus $1 a hour (maybe half hour, canít remember) which is legal and some say eff it and just rake the pots even though itís not legal. I wasnít able to find a date when Portland Meadows opened but they do have 25 tables plus a restaurant bar and an area for simulcast horse race betting. They charge a daily fee of $20 for as long or short as youíd like to play and no rake at all. I donít understand how they make enough money from the poker room but I got quite a bit of negativity when I brought it up at the table. The dealer and some of the players didnít seem to like my questioning the system. I took that as an opportunity to shut up lol. I played for a few hours and lost a few big pots leaving down a cool $1000. I had 3 more clubs to hit that night so there was no time to stick around and chase losses. Overall a nice room that Iíd happily visit if I was in town again.

Oh I almost forgot. In the parking lot there was a small coffee hut in the parking lot called Girls Next Door Bikini Baristas. I didnít notice it at first but as I was parking the girl turned around at the window (butt to window) and she was wearing a very skimpy bikini with a great view. When I sat at the table I asked what the deal was with the hut. Apparently they are all over Portland and for $40 she will shake her ass for you or flash her tits, weird business model. Like only fans meets strip club meets Starbucks lol.

The chip is white with 8 edge inserts in gold, 4 long and 4 small. The centre inlay is white with the roomís name in black a horseshoe and the denom in yellow.

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November 14th, 2023 at 10:18:32 AM permalink
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Is this Fortune Casino in La Center, WA associated with the Fortune Casino in Lacey and also the ones in Renton, and Tukwila? I now have all four of those casinos indexed with the same casino name but distinguished by the four different locations in parentheses on the line below each casino's name.

(To me, it's confusing enough to have two Fortune Casinos in towns named "La Center" and "Lacey".)
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Yes, they are all owned by the same company. Fortune Poker in Renton is also the same company.
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November 15th, 2023 at 12:08:41 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Portland
Casino: Final Table


Todayís chip of the day is from Final Table Poker Club in Portland, Oregon. There is no listing for when the club opened or how many tables it has but from memory Iíd say 15-20 tables. They charge a daily fee and donít take any rake which again doesnít seem enough to make money off of. They donít run cash games, they run shootouts which are single table tournaments where you can rebuy or cash out anytime youíd like, or you know cash games lol. They call it this because I assume something in the gambling laws prohibit cash games being run. I played for about two hours and got a few hundred dollars of my earlier loss back before heading to the next club. The club was nice and seemed to have a small canteen that might also have had hot food, Iím not sure.

The chip is white with 4 grey/blue edge inserts and 8 roses around the chip. The centre inlay is silver with a yellow border. The poker room name and the denom (slanted for some reason) are both black. Bottom half of the inlay has a royal flush in spades

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November 17th, 2023 at 10:22:30 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Portland
Casino: The Game


Todayís chip of the day is from The Game Poker Club in Portland, Oregon. I have to admit it took me some time to remember this place. I was about to do this write with nothing but a ďI donít rememberĒ and then it clicked! I came in late at night around 11 pm after finishing my first 3 poker rooms and 2 casinos. Casinos are easy to get in and out quickly, poker rooms tend to take longer which is why I was running late. I waited 15 minutes for a seat which wasnít too bad. The game was very good but I think I ended up losing a few dollars. This club runs on a daily fee and no rake, Oregon is easily the most player friendly state cost wise and itís not close. They have a small kitchen so I ordered a chicken Caesar salad but I donít think they know what that is. They use Greek dressing and black olives, it was edible but not very good. Win some you lose some I guess.

The chip is white with 3 gold Diamond inserts?!? Iím not sure what else to call them honestly. The centre inlay is silver with a red (not sure why) spade with the club name inside it in white. The denom is in black along with poker club in black.

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November 18th, 2023 at 6:29:26 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Oak Grove
Casino: Oregon Poker Club


Todayís chip of the day is from Oregon Poker Club in Oak Grove, Oregon. This club is a weird one in that the poker room is currently inside of Stadiums Sports Bar and also apparently runs inside of Kitkatís Strip Club but I didnít go to verify that information that I got from the dealer. I actually was aware of Oregon Poker Club but I thought it was in a different bar until I was told it was at Stadiums while I was at Final Table earlier in the day. I get the impression that the game moves around from time to time. When I got to Stadiums there was a $1/$1 NLH game running and a tournament. I put my name on the list and was third up. I grabbed a chicken Caesar wrap and tater tots at the bar while I waited for close to an hour. Eventually I convinced the other guys waiting to play 5 handed. The daily fee was $5 and no rake was taken. They used a system that I saw once in Texas in College Station. Apparently by the law the game needs to be player dealt although no other clubs seem to care about that. So they provide a dealer and he deals himself a hand every hand but automatically folds his hand, he also posts the blinds when in turn. Following these rules make him a player and makes the game ďplayerĒ dealt. I stayed for just over an hour as I still had to make a visit to The Game before it closed. I won about $100 at Stadiums.

The chip is grey with 8 edge inserts, 4 black and 4 white. The centre inlay is white with a gold banner, red ribbon and red crown with Oregon poker club on the banner. There is a slight hiccup, I remember the denom being listed on the chip which means it is on the other side of the chip. I donít have the chip with me but I have made myself a note to add it when I go home for Chanukah beginning of December.



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November 19th, 2023 at 6:58:36 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Lincoln City
Casino: Chinook Winds


Todayís chip of the day is from Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon. Chinook Winds Casino opened in May, 1995 and has 1080 slot machines and 27 table games and poker tables across two floors. I was so excited to get to this casino because after a week of going into casinos with no beatable slot machines (Washington) I was finally back in the land of real casinos again lol. This wasnít even an amazing casino as it was pretty picked over but I won a few hundred bucks doing a walk through of the casino. The main floor had lots of good machines but the second floor was mostly unbearable slots. I played pai gow to collect my chip and broke even which isnít hard when only playing 3 hands lol.

The chip is a white RHC with 4 blue edge inserts. The oversized inlay is white and blue with a fish floating above (not sure why itís flying 🤷‍♂️) a stream with a mountain in the background. The denom is red in the middle of the inlay and the casino name and location are white around the outside of the inlay.


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December 1st, 2023 at 7:46:27 PM permalink
I fell off the chip posting wagon oops. Post incoming, sorry my bad.
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December 1st, 2023 at 10:00:29 PM permalink
PokerGrinder,

Instead of "flying", maybe the salmon is "leaping":



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December 1st, 2023 at 11:06:58 PM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Grand Ronde
Casino: Spirit Mountain


Todayís chip of the day is from Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon. Spirit Mountain opened on 10/18/1995 and has 1707 slot machines and 28 table games. This was a great casino for vulturing, probably a mixture of middle of nowhere but also sometimes I just walk in before the aps show up for the day so I find a lot. Found a few gems as well as the small stuff. I was into one machine for just over 2k ($6.40 spin) I think before hitting for 2500 and then another 1k after that for a tidy profit. The casino has an interesting layout in that when you walk in the front door the majority of the slots and all the tables are to the right but if you go left you end up in a room with a few hundred slots as well. I actually didnít realize the smaller area existed until I was about to leave. I donít remember what I played to grab my chip but itís usually a few hands of bj so Iíll assume that.

The chip is white (or used to be) with 3 blue edge inserts and 3 small blue rectangles around the chip. The centre inlay is white with the casino name and the denom in red, the reservation name and the location in black. The logo in the middle is a coyote or maybe a fox jumping over a mountain.

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December 1st, 2023 at 11:07:50 PM permalink
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PokerGrinder,

Instead of "flying", maybe the salmon is "leaping":



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Possible but if thatís what they were going for I donít think they did a great job with it.
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December 3rd, 2023 at 10:31:08 PM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Albany
Casino: Diamond Poker


Todayís chip of the day is from Diamond Poker Club in Albany, Oregon. This is a small 5 table room in the small town of Albany. When I got there they had a cash game running and a tournament starting up so I had to wait about a hour until they started a new 5 handed game. Daily fee was $10 and there was a $1/30 minutes collection taken that I think might have gone to the bad beat. This club started in the town of Corvallis about 20 minutes away but after covid moved to Albany, I didnít get a reason for the move. The owner had his dog hanging out in the club so I played with him for a while during the hour that I waited. It was your standard small club where everyone knows each other and itís run similar to a home game. I enjoy games like that. I ended up losing about $500 in the game before moving on.

The chip is white with Mid Valley Poker in the middle in red and gold. These are the same chips that were used in Corvallis. Iím assuming those are supposed to be playing cards but they look pretty odd. The denom is listed in red and there is no location on the chip.

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December 5th, 2023 at 3:15:08 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Eugene
Casino: Full House


Todayís chip of the day is from Full House Poker in Eugene, Oregon. This 7 table poker room was my favourite of the rooms that I visited in Oregon. They had an interesting style of fees at this club. They charged the standard membership fee, the site only lists monthly or yearly but Iím pretty sure I paid less than $30 for the monthly so maybe they have a weekly or something. On top of that they also charge 5% fee on buy ins up to $500 so $25. However you can buy as much as you want at a time so that you donít pay the 5% multiple times. Example if you bought in for $500, then $300 and then $300 again youíd pay $55 in fees for your buy ins. If you bought all $1100 the first time youíd only pay $25. Odd way of taking a rake without taking a rake. Also every player has to pay the buy in rake every day, they keep track of how much you bought in for and enforce a full cashout every night. I waited for about 30 minutes to get into the 2/5/10 game which ended up being a very good game. There were a few pros at the table but the couple whales made it an amazing game. I played for 3 hours until I couldnít see straight anymore and had to find my hotel to get some sleep. The guys were very friendly and enjoyable to play with. I cashed out up just shy of $1000. Oh I forgot there was a waitress that came by periodically from the hot dog place down the street to take orders. I got a loaded dog and the pretzel with cheese, both excellent. She made very good tips bringing food back and forth.

The chip is beige with 12 white edge inserts. The centre inlay is white with a full house aces full of kings. The club name is in black above and below the cards.

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December 5th, 2023 at 11:31:34 PM permalink
State: Oregon
City: Florence
Casino: Three Rivers


Todayís chip of the day is from Three Rivers Casino in Florence, Oregon. Three Rivers Casino opened on June 21, 2004 and has 600 slot machines and a table games. This was my favourite casino I visited in Oregon not because of their offerings but because I walked out with over $8000 profit. I did my usual walk through for ap slots and didnít find tons. I did however find a $6 play on a game I play a ton of. I hit the mega free games which paid $8330. They came over, took my drivers license and I told them I was Canadian and that they would have to take 30% taxes out trying to speed up the process. A lot of these small casinos have never or rarely have a foreigner hit a jackpot so they take a long time to figure it out. They came back after about 20 minutes and asked for my passport as they were having trouble. I gave it to them and hoped this wouldnít take too much longer. About 25 minutes later they came and got me so they could pay me privately in the back cage. The lady counted out the money, ALL $8330 of it and then had me sign a W2-G. I said thank you and then very quickly left the property just in case they realized their mistake. Letís just say they gave me the wrong form and shouldnít have paid me in full, oh well, not my problem. Oh I also got a chocolate bar for hitting a jackpot, odd but tasty. I quickly collected my chip playing a few hands of bj.

The chip is a white RHC with 3 gold edge inserts. The centre inlay is white with an odd background. It looks like a cracked stone ground with the outline of a flying insect. Feel free to correct me on that one. The casino name and location are black and the denom is white with a black border.

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December 6th, 2023 at 7:17:22 AM permalink
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State: Oregon
City: Eugene
Casino: Full House


<snip>and enforce a full cashout every night.<snip>
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PokerGrinder,

Would you elaborate on this procedure?

Also, did you have to tell the casino that you planned to keep a souvenir chip?

Dog Hand

P.S. The image on the Three Rivers chip from Florence might be a stylized rhododendron: Florence hosts an annual festival for that flower.
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December 6th, 2023 at 9:41:37 AM permalink
PG, thanks for taking me back to Oregon! I visited Three Rivers when I guided my family on a tour throughout Oregon in 2013. And I didn't know Eugene got a card room ó good thing it didn't exist (as far as I knew) during my college years!
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December 6th, 2023 at 12:29:58 PM permalink
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Quote: PokerGrinder

State: Oregon
City: Eugene
Casino: Full House


<snip>and enforce a full cashout every night.<snip>
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PokerGrinder,

Would you elaborate on this procedure?

Also, did you have to tell the casino that you planned to keep a souvenir chip?

Dog Hand

P.S. The image on the Three Rivers chip from Florence might be a stylized rhododendron: Florence hosts an annual festival for that flower.
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So I know for my black and pink ($500) chips they had it written down how many I had. Neither were allowed in the table, you had to colour down to green to play with them. Also youíre not allowed to sell or trade chips between players so all transactions go through the guy keeping track. I honestly donít remember how they make sure no chips leave the card room but I doubt they care about a dollar chip.
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December 7th, 2023 at 12:11:13 AM permalink
State: Oregon
City: North Bend
Casino: Mill


Todayís chip of the day is from The Mill Casino in North Bend, Oregon. The casino opened on 5/19/1995 and has 692 slot machines and 8 table games. This casino was much less exciting than Three Rivers, not only did I not make $8300 I lost a few hundred vulturing their machines. A couple plays ran long and voila money disappeared lol. I played a few hands of bj as I usually do before moving on. One funny moment was when I was playing off a small must hit by and I dropped the middle jackpot early before hitting the bottom one that I was going for and the old man next to me said ďwow you really know how to pick a good machienĒ. I laughed and agreed with him.

The chip is a white RHC with 2 edge inserts in blue and red. The centre inlay has a gear shape that shows a sunset from a dock. The casino name and denom are white and the location is red.

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December 7th, 2023 at 12:12:35 AM permalink
Iíll be in Vegas in a couple weeks so Iíll grab a chip from the new casinos Durango and Fountainbleu. Durango opened two days ago and Fountainbleu opens on the 12th.
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December 7th, 2023 at 12:25:28 AM permalink
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State: Oregon
City: Oak Grove
Casino: Oregon Poker Club


Todayís chip of the day is from Oregon Poker Club in Oak Grove, Oregon. This club is a weird one in that the poker room is currently inside of Stadiums Sports Bar and also apparently runs inside of Kitkatís Strip Club but I didnít go to verify that information that I got from the dealer. I actually was aware of Oregon Poker Club but I thought it was in a different bar until I was told it was at Stadiums while I was at Final Table earlier in the day. I get the impression that the game moves around from time to time. When I got to Stadiums there was a $1/$1 NLH game running and a tournament. I put my name on the list and was third up. I grabbed a chicken Caesar wrap and tater tots at the bar while I waited for close to an hour. Eventually I convinced the other guys waiting to play 5 handed. The daily fee was $5 and no rake was taken. They used a system that I saw once in Texas in College Station. Apparently by the law the game needs to be player dealt although no other clubs seem to care about that. So they provide a dealer and he deals himself a hand every hand but automatically folds his hand, he also posts the blinds when in turn. Following these rules make him a player and makes the game ďplayerĒ dealt. I stayed for just over an hour as I still had to make a visit to The Game before it closed. I won about $100 at Stadiums.

The chip is grey with 8 edge inserts, 4 black and 4 white. The centre inlay is white with a gold banner, red ribbon and red crown with Oregon poker club on the banner. There is a slight hiccup, I remember the denom being listed on the chip which means it is on the other side of the chip. I donít have the chip with me but I have made myself a note to add it when I go home for Chanukah beginning of December.




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I have added the picture of the reverse side of this chip that shows the denom.
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December 7th, 2023 at 2:43:56 AM permalink
Well it took me two hours of organizing chips and entering data into my Microsoft word file but my chip list is now up to date again. Current collection sits at 1270 chips.
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