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Ibeatyouraces
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December 19th, 2013 at 8:02:05 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
rdw4potus
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December 19th, 2013 at 8:18:50 PM permalink
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You forgot the picture of the chip.



Oh, good grief:-) Fixed!
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December 19th, 2013 at 8:34:32 PM permalink
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State: California
City: San Pablo
Casino: San Pablo Lytton


Here's a picture of the property:





This picture reminds me of the 18th hole on a putt-putt golf course. There is even a "ball" lined up for the shot into the castle.
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Doc
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December 20th, 2013 at 7:48:40 AM permalink
So how have I missed this little tidbit until now?

Today's QoD at the Las Vegas Advisor site says that the owner of the Dottie's chain ...
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...was recently approved to buy the Hacienda casino-hotel just outside Boulder City. It will be Nevada Restaurant Servicesí first venture into the full-service casino business, when the renamed and remodeled Hoover Dam Lodge debuts, after a brief shutdown, just prior to New Year's (if all goes according to schedule).



I wonder whether they will have Hoover Dam Lodge chips in play by the time I get there in February.
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December 20th, 2013 at 1:15:47 PM permalink
I always pass by San Pablo and even went in once. It's a very smoky place and all the slots are class 2 because they have the daub button with a note on the machine itself saying "don't forget to daub!" Also a collection is paid on every round (at least for PGP from what I remember). No different than a card club.
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Ibeatyouraces
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December 20th, 2013 at 7:34:28 PM permalink
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rdw4potus
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December 20th, 2013 at 7:58:31 PM permalink
State: California
City: Visalia
Casino: Sundowner


Today's chip of the day comes from the Sundowner card club in Visalia, CA. Visalia, which is in inland cenrtal CA, is also home to the Deuce. Sundowner has 2 poker tables.

I can't find a picture of the club, which is really a shame. Now I'm left using words to explain exactly how sketchy the Sundowner appears to be. First, it's pretty rundown on the outside. Second, it's a stripclub. Correction, it's a members only stripclub. Third, the back of said stripclub contains a second separate entrance for the card room, which is a half-walled room behind/next to the stage area. There is an official card-club cat. There's a joke in there somewhere, I think...

The cardclub itself isn't too terribly awful. It felt a lot like the clubs in Merced - just a room with some tables in it. I actually visited Sundowner on a different day than I visited the Deuce. After my visit to the Deuce, I stopped by Sundowner and was scared off by the "members only" status. I stopped back in on my way back to the highway from La Fuerza on a trip about 3 months later. On the second visit, I noticed the "poker players in the back" sign. Luckily (?) the stripclub was dark on the day I visited the inside of the club. As the other players explained it, it sounded like the dancers would accept tips from players in exchange for distracting other players. As one guy put it "I only come when they're closed over (in the strip club). Otherwise, it's like Baseketball in here, but with tits!"

I played a poker tourney at Sundowner. I lost and lost early. I opted not to rebuy and didn't want to wait for the tourney to consolidate to 1 table so a cash game could start on the other table. I talked the manager into selling me a chip. The chips they use for cash games are not Sundowner chips, but are instead from the defunct Tagus card room on the the other side of town.

My chip from Sundowner is a yellow Paulson LCV. There's not much to it, just the Tagus name on one side and the denomination on the other side.

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December 21st, 2013 at 6:56:36 AM permalink
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The chips they use for cash games are not Sundowner chips, but are instead from the defunct Tagus card room on the the other side of town.


Well, that sure makes for an interesting decision on how to list the chip in the thread directory! Guess I'll just go along with rdw4potus's choice.
rdw4potus
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December 21st, 2013 at 8:00:48 AM permalink
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Well, that sure makes for an interesting decision on how to list the chip in the thread directory! Guess I'll just go along with rdw4potus's choice.



I figured I had to call it Sundowner since I've never been to Tagus. There have been a couple times when I've received a chip at one casino from a physically connected property (Bucky's/Cypress Bayou, Gold Creek/Double Eagle) but this is the only time I've received a chip from a physically distant - and closed - casino. I don't think this would be allowed in most places, but California's lack of regulations/regulators allows it to happen.
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December 21st, 2013 at 8:10:30 PM permalink
State: California
City: Friant
Casino: Table Mountain


Today's chip of the day comes from the Table Mountain casino in Friant, CA. Friant is straight north of Fresno on CA41, on the shores of Millerton Lake. Table Mountain has 2,000 slots and 50 tables on a 70,000 square foot gaming floor. The casino has baccarat, blackjack, spanish 21, 3 card poker, pai gow poker, card roulette, and ultimate texas hold'em.

Here's a picture of the casino:



I have two stories to tell about my visit to Table Mountain. First, there's the Pai Gow Poker hand that I fouled. I'd been playing in the LA market for most of the prior two days and the joker is fully wild there but it is NOT fully wild at Table Mountain. At Table Mountain, I got KcJc10c9cJs*2d. I thought it was two pair, and set it as *K1092/JJ. The house ruled the hand fouled and tried to collect all my chips. I basically started chanting "I have a straight flush. I have a straight flush. Pay the bonus. Pay the bonus..." The floorwoman said "this is a fouled hand. All bets must be collected." I said "Is that what the rules sheet actually says? You'd pay the SF if I set the hand as JJ1092/*K...shouldn't you pay it now too?" She said "no," I said "check, please." She threw her hands up and walked away. Then she came back 2 minutes later, told the dealer to pay me, and reamed me out for making the other players wait. She was literally screaming at me in the middle of the casino floor. I stayed as calm as I could, told her that I wasn't the one that made them wait, colored up, and left. There is not a chance in hell that I'll ever step foot in this casino again. I kind of felt bad for not tipping on that win, especially when the poor dealer has to put up with that manager all day.

The second story is somewhat related to the first. I was mad as hell when I left Table Mountain. I went up to Mono Wind only to find out that they'd closed their tables when Table Mountain was expanded a couple years ago. I guess that makes sense, since the best way to get to Mono Wind is to drive up the road that passes directly in front of Table Mountain. On the way back down from Mono Wind, I was enjoying the road and driving pretty damn fast. It's a winding road, with lots of switchbacks. For the most part, it's well graded and banked almost like a track. That made the speed fun and manageable. Then, one of the turns was banked outward. I damn near drove off of a cliff. Luckily, it was a right turn so I was able to use the oncoming traffic lane to keep myself from plummeting to my death. And, luckily, there was no oncoming traffic for me to collide with. Good God, that was awful.

My chip from Table Mountain is a red Paulson RHC. It's pretty beat up, but was the best I could find before I had my little ordeal at the table. The hats and canes are very near the edge of the chip. I'm not sure if that's a wear-related condition, or if the size of the ring of indentations is variable.

"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett

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