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NokTang
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March 14th, 2014 at 4:31:39 AM permalink
Quote: beerseason

Today I just went to the Playboy Casino in Cancun and collected a chip after playing BJ and UTH. If anyone would like a chip I may be able to whip back down there. Also I would be willing to post pictures for chip of the day, or answer any questions.



Odd, I didn't even know they introduced casino's to Cancun. In addition, I thought Playboy got out of the casino business. So I guess I do have a bit off topic of a question...Is this an actual Playboy club and casino? as in the original version such as was in Nassau with bunnies dealing etc. ?
beerseason
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March 14th, 2014 at 11:23:07 AM permalink
Quote: NokTang

Odd, I didn't even know they introduced casino's to Cancun. In addition, I thought Playboy got out of the casino business. So I guess I do have a bit off topic of a question...Is this an actual Playboy club and casino? as in the original version such as was in Nassau with bunnies dealing etc. ?



Yes it was an actual Playboy club, there were Bunnies dealing and serving. From what a cab driver told me it was the only one with machines and table games but there was another casino that was larger but only with machines.
Tomspur
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March 15th, 2014 at 3:09:04 AM permalink
Category: Africa
Country: Durban, South Africa
Casino: Suncoast Casino


My first South African casino chip comes from Suncoast Casino in Durban. The casino is owned by a group called Tsogo Sun who, incidentally bought out the casino group who i worked for initially in South Africa called Gold Reef Casino Resorts LTD.
Below is a picture of the casino sourced off the internet. The casino is about 1/4 mile away from the beach and has a tropical theme. I'm not mad about the inside and it is just too "colorful" for my taste.


The chip is a R12-50 chip which in equivalent to about $1-10 or there and there about. I believe the chips are from TCS John Huxley that means they are either MATSUI or Icon. The chips is a high class plastic chip with some interesting red tribal inserts. The inlay is a beach drawing with the name and city.


I got this chip while on vacation with my parents. My mom and dad lives about two hours south of Durban and we had gone to a beach resort called Umhlanga Rocks and took a day trip to Suncoast casino. I played Roulette with my mom and we did quite well. In fact my mom was the one who taught me to play roulette many years ago.
More to follow tomorrow from SA!
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Doc
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March 15th, 2014 at 7:10:51 AM permalink
When I get home from my little trip this afternoon, I will bring the thread index up to date. I can't seem to be able to edit that post very well from either my phone or tablet.

There are a few things that I want to mention though. AcesAndEights started a new category with the first chip from Oregon, and now Tomspur has extended the geography lesson to Africa!

Tomspur, please edit the header to show this chip's category as "Africa" instead of "International" -- we already have Europe and Asia as categories.

Also, I want to announce that today marks the two-year anniversary of this thread. When I get home, I'll check how many casinos we have covered so far.
Ayecarumba
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March 15th, 2014 at 1:49:03 PM permalink
Quote: Tomspur

Category: International
Country: Durban, South Africa
Casino: Suncoast Casino


My first South African casino chip comes from Suncoast Casino in Durban.



Very interesting Tomspur! I wonder why it is 12.50 instead of 10? Are folks in Durban so used to fractional coinage that multiples of 5 would be unusual?

Are the casinos good about racial integration? Or does informal segregation still go on?
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Ayecarumba
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March 15th, 2014 at 1:51:50 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

...today marks the two-year anniversary of this thread. When I get home, I'll check how many casinos we have covered so far.



I'm gonna take a wild guess and say no more than 730.
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rdw4potus
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March 15th, 2014 at 2:22:00 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I'm gonna take a wild guess and say no more than 730.



LOL! I think you may be right. But there have been few days off, so I think it may also be more than 700.
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Doc
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March 15th, 2014 at 3:00:20 PM permalink
Well, my count from the index says that through today we have 660 casinos covered in this thread. The shortfall from the planned one-a-day rate may be attributed mostly to my absences from the thread due to travel, back before I started relying on rdw4potus to fill in for me. I hope we can find enough member-collectors willing to post their chips that we can make it through another year of regular posts. We really need to get some volunteers from the Pacific Northwest who will commit to add to our displayed-to-date record of just one from Oregon and absolutely none from Washington.

I have now brought the index up to date -- I even caught that the categories were out of alphabetical order, with the Chinese New Year Commemoratives being shown later in the list than Cruise Ships and Europe. Fixed that.

Quote: Tomspur

The casino I visited was the Marriott, San Juan on Condado beach which is home to the Stellaris Casino.


I listed that chip in the index as just "Marriott", since that is what it says on the chip. We also have a chip from the Stellaris Casino at the Marriott in Aruba. That one says Stellaris on the chip, and my wild guess is that the casino in San Juan was originally called the Marriott Casino, with the Stellaris name being added later.

I have to back off a little on a previous claim that I could identify the manufacturer of one of Tomspur's chips. I'm just not certain. I think that his chips from San Juan and Curacao were manufactured by Matsui, but I have seen similar chips from Bud Jones. I don't want to get into the habit that MOGH seems to have -- attributing every plastic injection molded chip to Bud Jones. I think my chip from the Plaza in Curacao is also from Matsui.
AcesAndEights
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March 15th, 2014 at 3:10:09 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

We really need to get some volunteers from the Pacific Northwest who will commit to add to our displayed-to-date record of just one from Oregon and absolutely none from Washington.


Well, I could get tons of chips from around WA. But, it's not really my hobby :). I could even keep $1 chips temporarily, take pictures of them for this thread, and then cash them in next time I go back to that casino. Seems kind of against the spirit of the thread though.

So really, it's just an excuse for you or RDW to vacation up there. It is quite nice in the summer.
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rdw4potus
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March 15th, 2014 at 4:12:06 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

nice in the summer.



I had planned a break-neck paced drive from SEA to Vancouver to just north of SFO and back to SEA. I never did take the trip, but I think I have the routing and maps somewhere. Maybe this summer...
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