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March 21st, 2014 at 4:19:57 PM permalink
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A $1.00 chip, plastic, with what apears to be Bud Jones markings on the rims.


The top hat and cane is a logo of Paulson (originally Paul-Son, I think), which is now a division of Gaming Partners International. There are several patterns that appear on chips, and this one is known as the Short Cane Version, usually abbreviated as SCV. Sometimes a chip is offered with the Short Cane Version on one side and the Long Cane Version on the other. You can see a discussion of the different patterns on this page, about 2/3 of the way down.
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March 21st, 2014 at 4:54:50 PM permalink
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The top hat and cane is a logo of Paulson (originally Paul-Son, I think), which is now a division of Gaming Partners International. There are several patterns that appear on chips, and this one is known as the Short Cane Version, usually abbreviated as SCV. Sometimes a chip is offered with the Short Cane Version on one side and the Long Cane Version on the other. You can see a discussion of the different patterns on this page, about 2/3 of the way down.



Thanks. I thought the top hat and cane was BJ. Live and learn on these boards!
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March 22nd, 2014 at 9:35:07 PM permalink
Category: Asia
Country: Macau
Casino: City of Dreams


Next we are headed over to Macau to the City of Dreams. The casino is actually on the Cotai Strip, which is about 2 miles south of Macau on a strip of reclaimed land. The COD is owned and operated by Crown Melco and consists of 4 separate towers including the Hard Rock Tower. The casino has 550 table games and 1500 slot machines. It is also home to a show called "House of the Dancing Water". if you have ever seen Le Reve in Vegas before then you have basically seen this show too! Still, I enjoyed the show for what it was. There was another theater production at Venetian but that has been removed and not been replaced as far as I know. i was at COD in May 2013 during G2E Asia. Below is an artistic rendering the buildings as well as another pic of the casino floor.




I collected two chips from here, one $25HKD and one $5HKd chip. Both have holographic inlays, both very well made chips, I believe from ICON. All higher denomination chips in the newer Macanese properties all have RFID technology because cases of dealer theft is rife in the enclave. I collected the chips after playing poker the first night I was there. I won $1400HKD, which is about $180. Below are the chips.




I will be posting my last chip on Tuesday this coming week. Thanks to Doc for allowing me to share my few unique chips I have.
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March 23rd, 2014 at 10:36:39 PM permalink
Category: Asia
Country: Macau
Casino: MGM Macau


We stay within the ex Portugese enclave for our next chip from MGM Macau. I was there in May 2013 and didn't think much of the property to be very honest. I didn't like the gaming space and I wasn't enamoured with the outisde of the casino. To me it looks like 3 container boxes stacked on top of one another. It does however occupy a fantastic space in Macau, right on the corner of an inlet as well as facing the harbor full on.
Below is a pic of the front of the hotel which give you a nice idea of my "container theory". (Pic was sourced from the internet)


I again have two chip denominations, one $5 HKD and one $25 HKD. The $5 variant again looks cheap with the stock imprints on the chip being 4 leaf clovers. THe $25 chip is a blue chip with red inserts. The chip is much more sturdy and also has a holographic inlay for added protection. I honestly cannot recall exactly what I played to collect these chips. All I know is that the table gambling here wasn't fun for me in any way, shape or form. I did find a $5 HKD slot machine that kept me busy for quite a while. I did enjoy that!




Tomorrow and Tuesday we return to South Africa for two more chips then my collection will be done for now.
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March 24th, 2014 at 8:04:41 AM permalink
The MGM Grand $5 HKD chip is an identical design to the one from NagaWorld casino in Cambodia that member teliot sent me as a gift and I posted about ten months ago. I identified that one as being "the Clover mold of Bourgogne-et-Grasset," so I guess we have another of those.

The $25 HKD chip has a lot of the characteristics of the chips shown in the Matsui catalog and on their web site, but I cannot pick out one that looks just like this.
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March 24th, 2014 at 2:56:17 PM permalink
It is interesting to me that the chips are all in English, and not Chinese (nor Portuguese). Are all the signs in Macau casinos in English as well?
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March 24th, 2014 at 3:04:01 PM permalink
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It is interesting to me that the chips are all in English, and not Chinese (nor Portuguese). Are all the signs in Macau casinos in English as well?



In Laredo, TX, all signs are in English. But if you can find one person speaking in English in the big mall, you've seen and heard something really unusual.
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March 24th, 2014 at 3:26:13 PM permalink
Used to go to Laredo, well thru Laredo, to Nueva Laredo in the early 1960's. Let a drunken friend drive. I passed out in passenger seat. Awoke about 20 minutes later. He kept turning right to keep on the same street. ALTO.
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March 24th, 2014 at 8:50:05 PM permalink
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It is interesting to me that the chips are all in English, and not Chinese (nor Portuguese). Are all the signs in Macau casinos in English as well?



Most of the signs are firstly in English and secondly in Mandarin/Cantonese
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March 24th, 2014 at 9:03:22 PM permalink
Category: Africa
Country: Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Casino: Carnival City


Back to South Africa for my final two chips of this set. The casino in question is called Carnival City. It was one of the 4 original licenses issued for the Johannesburg region. (The others being Monte Casino, Caesars (now called Emperors) and Gold Reef Casino). It isn't hard to figure out what the theme is here. The casino is located inside a big circus tent with smaller tents surrounding it making up the amennities such as restaurants, hotels, movie theaters and the like. It is pretty festive inside with loads of colors and clown faces! Two unique thigns about this casino. It was the first in SA to use a card system that allows you to keep cash on your players card, use it at table games and slot machines or cash it out at an NRT or the cage. Secondly it has been robbed 3 times since opening.
Here is a pic of the place from the internet.


The chip is a R12-50 chip which is equal to about $1.15 at today's exchange rates. The chip itself is from ICON I believe, blue with brown inserts. The inlay has the property name as well as a big old clown face on. I think I collected the chip sometime in 2004 on one of my vacations there. I played Roulette.
One more interesting fact about casino chips in SA is that each of the denominations are a different size. I like this as a game protection help as you cannot hide higher value chips because they are bigger than the lower denom ones.
Here is my pic.
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