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rdw4potus
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December 11th, 2013 at 7:09:25 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Yeah I think it looks fine, Doc.



I agree. And now there's plenty of space in both of those posts to support future growth, too:-)
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December 11th, 2013 at 7:52:13 AM permalink
If it is not obvious, my post of the Aliante Station chip originally appeared where Part 2 of the directory is now. I moved the contents of that entire post down a little and added it to where I had replied to TIMSPEED's post. In some cases, it can harm the flow of a thread when someone goes back and edits their earlier posts, but in this case (since I was already editing post #1 on almost a daily basis) I think moving the content of my early posts around is a pretty good solution.

BTW, I heard from TIMSPEED who indicated he would ask the Wizard to have that one post deleted from between the two parts of the directory. I don't think it's a problem there, but if it were possible to move that post down between Part 2 and the new position of the Aliante Station post, that would be ideal.

By using two posts (up to about 2 * 65,000 characters) we should have capacity to keep the directory going for quite a while. If we start getting too many chips in one "half" of the directory, it shouldn't be any problem to change the point at which the split occurs. By my count, we have 571 casinos that have been covered to date in this thread, so we should be able to handle something in excess of 1,100 with the split directory. Assuming we get enough contributions to keep the thread going that long. I have no idea whether there is any limit on how long a single page of posts can be. Hopefully the forum software doesn't do some kind of automated repagination -- I think that would make a bunch of my links break.
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December 11th, 2013 at 9:12:57 AM permalink
I would leave TIMSPEED's post there or some of your links won't work because they will be on the previous page.
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December 11th, 2013 at 10:48:31 AM permalink
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I would leave TIMSPEED's post there or some of your links won't work because they will be on the previous page.


Yes. This is a very good point.
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December 11th, 2013 at 7:53:20 PM permalink
State: California
City: Lemoore
Casino: Palace


Today's chip of the day comes from the Palace casino in Lemoore, CA. (sorry Doc, I should've looked ahead...) Lemoore is in a very rural and agricultural area, south of Fresno and west of Visalia. The Palace casino has a 200,000 sqft gaming floor with 2,000 slots and 33 tables. The casino spreads 3CP, 4CP, blackjack, baccarat, spanish 21, card roulette, PGP, and UTH games. There are also 7 restaurants and 255 hotel rooms. Apparently, this property changed names and chips after my visit. It is now the Tachi Palace Casino.

Here's a picture of the property:



This Palace and yesterday's Palace really could not be more different. One is a small dumpy urban cardroom, the other is a large rural tribal casino resort. I was pretty surprised to see the size of this Palace when I arrived. I suppose these may be the closest slots to Fresno, but the casino is pretty remote. It reminded me of some of the properties in Michigan where it's just not immediately apparent why a casino so large would be located where it is. I suppose, like in Michigan, the answer is that this is where the Tribe's land is.

I visited the Palace on the 2nd of my 4 trips to CA. The trip saw me fly to LAX, drive to San Jose, drive to SD, attend a conference, drive back to LAX, fly to SFO, drive to Sacramento, drive back to SFO, and head home. This visit fell between San Jose and San Diego. And, unfortunately, I was running crushingly behind. I needed to be in San Diego for a conference at 8am, and I was 50 miles south of Fresno at 8pm (with several stops yet to make). I checked into my hotel in San Diego at about 6am.

The Palace had one of the better game selections that I saw in CA. And, oddly, all of the games were open. I mean, some BJ tables were closed, but all of the carny games were staffed. There were very few players around, so I had my pick of games and tables. I picked PGP. The joker was partially wild. I played about 10 hands. It was a very frustrating session. I won about $80, but 4 of the hands were almost monsters. Most notably, I had 789QKA* suited. A flush with a pair of aces up is a great hand, but it felt like I'd been robbed somehow. The 9 was the last card revealed, so at least there was no suspense and subsequent letdown.

My chip from the Palace is a red Paulson RHC. It features a howling wolf in front of an image of the sun.

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December 12th, 2013 at 4:26:27 AM permalink
State: California
City: Lemoore
Casino: Tachi Palace


Here is the old and new Tachi $1 chip, dirty and worn. This is the same property as the Palace that rdw4potus posted above. I visited just this Thanksgiving day at night and the place was packed. All tables were full. There was only 1 maybe 2 PGP tables and I managed to snag a seat at one. The minimum stayed at $10 surprisingly and there were people betting the min. Other people were hovering and placing bets next to people's bets. Oh and the area has lots of dairy farms so it smells like cow day and night. Their website claims to have 2000 slots, 7 poker tables and 33 table games. I also had their Thanksgiving dinner buffet for $18.99 and had 1 small lobster tail and really skinny snow crab legs.

BTW I just drove up to Mono Winds in Auberry, CA only to find out tables have not been opened in the last 5-6 yrs per the cashier and the tables were finally just removed about a month ago.



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December 12th, 2013 at 4:42:57 AM permalink
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Quote: Doc

State: Nevada
City: Las Vegas
Casino: Casuarina




The Casuarina is now The Max. I stopped in at The Westin to get a chip and now they have new chips. I got a "collector's" $5 chip just for getting a replacement player's club card. I couldn't get close enough to the two open tables to ask for a $1 chip. Someone more adventurous will have to do that for this thread. I'll post an image of my "collector's" chip when I get home and scan it. I'll also post the image of the player's club card in the appropriate thread.



Wow, I did not know about the name change! From the Maxim, my old stomping grounds, to the Casuarina (Westin) to the Max.

I have some Maxim chips, postcards and soap.
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December 12th, 2013 at 7:34:32 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

(sorry Doc, I should've looked ahead...)


No problem. I now have them listed in the directory as "Palace (Hayward)" and "Palace (Lemoore)". I'll let your description and Konbu's chip post cover the topic of the name change to "Tachi Palace" -- though the chip just says "Tachi Hotel and Casino" without the word "Palace." Should there be a separate "Tachi" entry in the directory, with a link to Konbu's post? That's the way I would have done it if I had posted both kinds of chip. I would have made separate posts for each name of the casino.

With regard to the directory, the post by TIMSPEED that appeared between Part 1 and Part 2 has now disappeared. As I said yesterday, I don't know how repagination of threads is handled on this site, but I doubt that this little change would cause any problem. If anyone ever encounters a directory link that doesn't work, please let me know.
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December 12th, 2013 at 12:55:45 PM permalink
Quote: Doc


With regard to the directory, the post by TIMSPEED that appeared between Part 1 and Part 2 has now disappeared. As I said yesterday, I don't know how repagination of threads is handled on this site, but I doubt that this little change would cause any problem. If anyone ever encounters a directory link that doesn't work, please let me know.


Just a few need fixing. I sent you a PM.
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December 12th, 2013 at 1:24:58 PM permalink
Just a few????? Jeez, there were 41 broken links in the list that miplet sent to me. Can all of these breaks be caused by the deletion of just one one-line post? I guess so, since all of those posts now appear at the bottom of the page before the one where they appeared previously. Anyway, I have fixed them now.

Thanks a bunch, miplet!


Edit: I got another note from miplet pointing out 16 more broken links (total of 57) that his script had not found the first time around because of a formatting difference (which I didn't even know about) in the way the array is set up for the index of Nevada chips.

Another round of thanks to miplet!

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