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NokTang
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March 29th, 2014 at 2:12:36 AM permalink
Quote: Konbu

Cards are thrown into the shufflers,.



Just for the record, are you saying they have automatic continous shufflers in BlackJack(and Baccarat), not allowing the player to "count" at these games? What about Caribbean Stud and/or Poker ?
Konbu
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March 29th, 2014 at 11:05:26 AM permalink
No they have the units with a glass window that slides down and 6 decks are put in while the other 6 decks are pulled out and put into the shoe. I think they cut about 1.5-2 decks (I'm no expert and don't count). The CSP has the shuffler set up to deal 5 card hands. I don't know how often they change out the cards but everytime when the casino closes cards are emptied from the shufflers and all dealers help out with counting cards and put it back in the box. All cards are dealt face up so no players handle cards (other than CSP). No bac on this boat.
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AcesAndEights
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March 29th, 2014 at 12:04:00 PM permalink
Quote: Konbu

Yes, the very edge is beveled, and the center is just a tiny bit recessed compared to the outside of the chip.

Tried to capture it at a good angle with the lighting I have so this is my best amateur effort.


Whoa, that's really similar to the "chips" I played with in Austria. I guess they were actually jetons :)
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March 29th, 2014 at 1:41:24 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Whoa, that's really similar to the "chips" I played with in Austria. I guess they were actually jetons :)


When I posted my souvenir from Casino da Madeira, I commented that, "The MOGH catalog shows it on a page of 'jetons' so perhaps that is the proper name. I think that is the French word and that it is 'jetton' in English, so I'll use that spelling."

Well, I haven't been consistent on that, perhaps appropriately, since I was wrong. I just looked at my unabridged Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary, and they list "jetton" as just a variant of "jeton," with either spelling meaning a counter, as in a piece used in keeping accounts and in playing games of chance. Yes, the word is French and comes from the verb jeter, "to throw".

My jeton/jetton from Casino da Madeira is the only one in my collection.
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March 29th, 2014 at 2:30:49 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus (from 11 days ago)

The only reason that I haven't committed to organizing the Friday event next month is that I might drive to Carson City now that someone peed in my koolaid:-)


Assuming that you do make that Carson City excursion as part of the WoV 2014 Spring Fling trip, I should remind you that you have acknowledged the need to get out to Yerington again, also. The MOGH catalog has posted chips from the new Pioneer Crossing casino that replaced the Casino West there. No point in missing that in April and having to make yet another tour of NW Nevada to collect a chip!

Either check with both places on their table games operating schedule or adopt my new technique for collecting chips when the tables are closed.
Dukwoo2014
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March 29th, 2014 at 2:46:30 PM permalink
great thread and pics, thank you everyone
Konbu
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March 29th, 2014 at 7:46:20 PM permalink
State: California
City: Brooks
Casino: Cache Creek (https://www.cachecreek.com)


Today we return to my home state. I wonder why Rdw4potus has not posted this yet, even though he's been to the casinos and card clubs in the Sacramento area. Anyway, according to their website it has 122 tables and over 2000 slots. When I visited during a weekday afternoon I played PGP. Their craps table was not open. They do have a few paigow tables, along with the usual assortment of games. The floor has high ceilings and the tables are lined up in long rows. The area feels airy and open. It's a pretty nice property.

The downside is driving that 12 mile stretch of CA-16 after getting off of I-505 can be treacherous, especially at night. That's why I think more people would rather stay on I-80 and drive an extra 15-20 min to get to Thunder Valley or Red Hawk. Also, with the Graton now open in Rohnert Park, Cache Creek must be losing quite a bit of business.




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rdw4potus
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March 29th, 2014 at 8:06:33 PM permalink
It's funny to see a yellow $1 chip. That's a common enough color for $5 chips in the Sacramento-area card clubs - I wonder if that causes any issues here? I like the name imprint on the chip. I think that adds a little something versus the usual hat & cane layout.

I haven't visited Cache Creek. It's north of the line that I drove from the San Fran area to the Sacramento area. This is the southernmost casino (edit: I also haven't been to Graton yet) that would/will be part of my future loop of northern California casinos.
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Doc
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March 29th, 2014 at 8:54:58 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

... part of my future loop of northern California casinos.


Aaahh! The solution becomes more clear.

Obviously, you need to extend your 2014 Spring Fling trip. Stick around Las Vegas with the rest of us for Friday through Sunday, then head out on Monday for a spin through Yerington, Carson City, Brooks, and Rohnert Park (either flying out from there or driving back to Vegas), leaving just the "far northern" California casinos for that more-distant future loop.

It's time once again to demonstrate your obsession!

;-)
rdw4potus
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March 29th, 2014 at 8:58:37 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Aaahh! The solution becomes more clear.

Obviously, you need to extend your 2014 Spring Fling trip. Stick around Las Vegas with the rest of us for Friday through Sunday, then head out on Monday for a spin through Yerington, Carson City, Brooks, and Rohnert Park (either flying out from there or driving back to Vegas), leaving just the "far northern" California casinos for that more-distant future loop.

It's time once again to demonstrate your obsession!

;-)



lol! and you know darn well I'm looking at this on Google Maps right now...
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