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s2dbaker
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December 15th, 2013 at 10:55:00 AM permalink
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State: Nevada
City: Las Vegas
Casino: Casuarina


Here's the new $5 chip:



Is it just an optical illusion, or is the insert on the "yellow" side off center?

Those are two chips scanned side by side. I was with a friend who got one as well and I commandeered it for this post.
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This is a pretty cool catch if they actually produced only 500 chips for the "Grand Opening". Did they have other "limited edition" $5 chip designs for the grand opening, or were all the others of a standard design?

I do not know. I just noticed the LTD 500 when I was scanning them. Perhaps Doc can inquire when he goes on his chip collection mission.
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December 15th, 2013 at 11:24:17 AM permalink
I came across an industry generated, 'economic impact' report that asserts many of the California cities that host card clubs get at least 25% of their general fund budget from them, with one (Hawaiian Gardens) getting over 80%.
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December 15th, 2013 at 12:51:36 PM permalink
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I could use some advice from you folks regarding organization of this thread.


Follow your heart, Doc!
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December 15th, 2013 at 2:22:30 PM permalink
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Right after that post, Konbu posted a reply with his chips from both the Palace and the Tachi (notably with no "Palace" in the name). I asked whether the Tachi deserved its own place in the directory, perhaps with a link to Konbu's post. I didn't get any reply.



Sorry for not replying. Whatever you suggest Doc let me know. I can go and edit it into a separate entry for Tachi / Tachi Palace.
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December 15th, 2013 at 9:04:10 PM permalink
State: California
City: Ventura
Casino: Players


Today's chip of the day comes from the Players card club in Ventura, CA. Ventura is a city of about 100,000 people between Malibu and Santa Barbara on CA-1 along the Pacific coast in southern CA. It's a surprisingly normal town in one of the prettier parts of the country. The club has about 25 poker tables.

Here's a picture of the property:



I visited Players club in the summer of 2011. It had just moved across town to its new location. That proved to be a real pain, because the new address was not easy to find. Then, when I found the address, it wasn't in my GPS. It had taken me a little over 3 hours to drive the 70 miles from LAX to Ventura, so not finding the club was pretty maddening. I played poker to collect my chip. I played 1/2 NL hold'em. My hold'em game was pretty dull. Everyone was very tight, and I couldn't catch the cards to use that. I realize that made me pretty tight as well, but I couldn't even pull off a semi-bluff. I was interested in an Omaha variant that they have, but they weren't spreading it at that time. They have an Omaha game with a 10 total cards (5 in the hand, 5 on the board). As if the poker hands in regular Omaha weren't high enough, adding another card makes for some real monsters. I think I'd like that added variance.

My chip from Players is a Chipco product. It's green and white, with an image of a wave. Lots of these chips with wave images seem to depict other-than-friendly waves.

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December 16th, 2013 at 6:02:14 AM permalink
"Players Club"??? Reminds me of the Player's Club for which Player's International had Telly Savalas hawking membership cards back in the '80s.
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December 16th, 2013 at 9:43:36 AM permalink
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"Players Club"??? Reminds me of the Player's Club for which Player's International had Telly Savalas hawking membership cards back in the '80s.



I saw Telly pull up to Resorts in AC via the Boardwalk a long time ago in a stretch limo. He was everywhere back then with that Player's Club. I believe his hand prints graced Resorts' front entrance until they were taken down for remodeling and Margaritaville. I wonder what they did with them.
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December 16th, 2013 at 7:34:43 PM permalink
State: California
City: Merced
Casino: Poker Flats


Today's chip of the day comes from the Poker Flats card club in Merced, CA. The club has 3 poker tables.

Here's a picture of the club:



I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I went to the "card club across town" while I was waiting for the Merced Poker Room to open. This was the club I visited at that time. They seemed to have a good setup. On their 3 tables there is 1 cash game and 1 tourney table. The third table flexes between the two formats as needed. They were in the middle of a 20 person tourney when I arrived, and I needed to wait a bit for the second table to transition to a cash table from a tourney table. That was done very quickly once the player count had dropped far enough to fit at one table. I was able to talk my way into the table (despite my spot on the list) by explaining that I would only play for 10 minutes. That allowed me to bypass other players on the list who were cool with my plan and purpose. 10 minutes was about 1 round of blinds. Pretty much nothing happened during that time. I don't think I played more than 2 hands (my blinds) which I basically pushed on. My notes show that I won $7. I'm not sure if that includes the value of this chip or not.

My chip from Poker Flats is a yellow sunfly chip from the Blue Chip Company. It has an unusually large center inlay, similar to the ones we've discussed previously that extend out to and cover the hat & cane section of some Paulson chips. It's a very simple and basic design, with lots of white space. It actually looks kind of weird that the inlay covers the starfly section of the chip.

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December 16th, 2013 at 8:52:02 PM permalink
Hmm... I wonder what the "LV" stands for?
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December 17th, 2013 at 3:35:56 PM permalink
Quote: Konbu

Sorry for not replying. Whatever you suggest Doc let me know. I can go and edit it into a separate entry for Tachi / Tachi Palace.


No apology is necessary, of course. Tell you what: if you could edit that post to include a Tachi header like the ones rdw4potus and I have used (state, city, and casino name all in bold) and structure it a bit as if you are posting for a "new" casino, not just posting your chip from the Palace, then I will add Tachi to the directory. So is the new name "Tachi" or "Tachi Palace"?

And s2dbaker, your Max chip post needs those headers, too. And it might make a better "new" casino post if you just threw away all the quoted text about the Casuarina and just told the story of your visit to the Marvelous New Max.     ;-)   Let me know if you will do that.

Thanks again to both of you for your contributions to this thread.

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