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Konbu
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March 30th, 2014 at 4:56:53 PM permalink
State: California
City: Geyserville
Casino: River Rock (http://www.riverrockcasino.com/)


According to the website they have over 1,250 slots, and from what I remember, about 20 tables. The website says they have BJ, PGP, 3CP, and mini bac. I took a casino bus from Daly City to get there. The bus fare was about $10, with $30 given back in match play. I also had their lunch buffet while I was there. It was nothing to write about. I can't remember anything else about this place even though it was less than 2 years ago that I visited, so the place wasn't too impressionable. Also, with the Graton being newer, bigger, and 30 miles closer to SF, I don't see the appeal of this property to the SF bay area population anymore.

The chip is the same on both sides.

I was going to say this is the last chip in my collection that has not been posted on this thread, but I just found 1 more that hasn't. I will post that tomorrow then the next member can post his/hers Tuesday.


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Doc
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March 30th, 2014 at 6:15:46 PM permalink
The logo on that chip looks very familiar to me. I scanned my set of chips quickly and didn't see anything like it, so I don't know whether it is just my imagination or a pattern I saw on one of rdw's chips.

I often find it interesting when unrelated casinos have the same name. Almost a year ago, I posted a chip from the River Rock Casino in Richmond, British Columbia. Of course, I have also posted chips from Edgewater casinos in both Laughlin and Vancouver.

Quote: Konbu

I was going to say this is the last chip in my collection that has not been posted on this thread, but I just found 1 more that hasn't. I will post that tomorrow then the next member can post his/hers Tuesday.


Excellent! Glad to hear that we will get to see one more from you. Two members have recently mentioned that they have chips that could entertain us. One is "currently" working on his post, which I had suggested he could post tomorrow. I sent him a PM asking that he delay until Tuesday so you can post your final chip first. The other member didn't seem to want to bask in the fabulous limelight of the lead role in this thread, but he did provide me with an image of his chip and a few comments about the casino. I will post those things for him on Wednesday, along with a little info I dug up on the web.

After that, I'm down to just the few chips that I have left unposted from my own collection, so once again I am asking for volunteers who have chips to share with the rest of us. No, I am not asking for "chippies". I just want posts of the images and some stories about the casinos.    ;-)
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March 30th, 2014 at 7:46:41 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

After that, I'm down to just the few chips that I have left unposted from my own collection, so once again I am asking for volunteers who have chips to share with the rest of us. No, I am not asking for "chippies". I just want posts of the images and some stories about the casinos.    ;-)



I hope I'm not out of line here but as I have been a part of this thread I would like to see it continue as much as you.

How about changing the thread to "chip of the week"? This would allow the continuous flow of the thread with many more weeks to look forward to?

Just a thought, like I said it is not my place, just want to see the thread continue in some form :)

Thanks again Doc!
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Doc
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March 31st, 2014 at 10:05:31 AM permalink
You are certainly not out of line to make that suggestion, but I don't think that changing it formally to a chip of the week thread would make much difference. We have one more chip coming from Konbu, then two from other members, then nine that I collected in the past six months and have not yet posted. That should carry us through Friday 4/11, at which point I don't know what other chips are available from any of our members. Posting just one chip a week would drag that out through the middle of June, but it would likely just mean a lot of dead time for the thread in the interim.

I know there will be additional chips posted in this thread. I have already talked about trips from now through August in which I will collect chips to post, and rdw4potus will certainly do the same. When we don't have anyone "scheduled" to lead the thread and post on a particular day, perhaps this will just be a thread where anyone who shows up can post and say, "Here's my chip for today!" The thread can also serve, perhaps, as a convenient place for general discussions about chip collecting.

Of course, I'm still expecting you, Tom, to step up and tell us you found a bunch more chips in your collection that haven't yet been covered in the thread!
AcesAndEights
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March 31st, 2014 at 11:07:27 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

I often find it interesting when unrelated casinos have the same name. Almost a year ago, I posted a chip from the River Rock Casino in Richmond, British Columbia. Of course, I have also posted chips from Edgewater casinos in both Laughlin and Vancouver.


At the last WoV meet-up, the Wiz brought some rack cards from his Ties Win Blackjack game that unfortunately never went anywhere (to be used as trivia answer sheets). I asked him about it and he said it had a field trial at the Edgewater. Being a casino n00b, I immediately asked him "really, the Edgewater in Vancouver, BC? How'd it end up all the way up there?" Followed by an answer of "uh, no, the Edgewater in Laughlin" answer, probably followed mentally by a "there's an Edgewater casino in Vancouver, BC?" haha.
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Konbu
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March 31st, 2014 at 2:43:08 PM permalink
Category: Caribbean
City: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casino: Caribe Hilton


This is 1 of 2 chips in my collection that I did not personally collect, the other being from Artichoke Joe's. This has also been with me the longest, way before I started collecting. I don't know how old this is but it's definitely from before 1995. That's when my brother kept this for whatever reason and ended up in my possession. MoGH shows this property closed in 1999. Basic Googling doesn't show much info about the former casino. Anything anyone has to add about this property would be greatly appreciated.

This chip is the same on both sides. It has a matte screen print sort of finish.

It's been my pleasure contributing to this thread. I will now pass the baton to the next member. There are so many more casinos around the world. It's just too bad that the right people are not reading/aware of this thread.


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Doc
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March 31st, 2014 at 3:04:08 PM permalink
That looks like a Chipco chip, and that's the way the MOGH catalog lists it. Chipco offers three different surface finishes -- linen, recessed, and satin -- described here. My guess is that yours is the linen finish, but you can compare the chip to the descriptions on that linked page and perhaps tell us for certain.

Thank you very much, Konbu, for this set of a half dozen chips from two states and two overseas categories for the thread. Excellent contributions.

For tomorrow, we can look forward to a chip and story from member beerseason. That post will take us to a brand new country for this thread.
Konbu
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March 31st, 2014 at 3:32:07 PM permalink
Looks like waffles, seems to be of the recessed kind.

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Tomspur
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March 31st, 2014 at 5:22:03 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

You are certainly not out of line to make that suggestion, but I don't think that changing it formally to a chip of the week thread would make much difference. We have one more chip coming from Konbu, then two from other members, then nine that I collected in the past six months and have not yet posted. That should carry us through Friday 4/11, at which point I don't know what other chips are available from any of our members. Posting just one chip a week would drag that out through the middle of June, but it would likely just mean a lot of dead time for the thread in the interim.

I know there will be additional chips posted in this thread. I have already talked about trips from now through August in which I will collect chips to post, and rdw4potus will certainly do the same. When we don't have anyone "scheduled" to lead the thread and post on a particular day, perhaps this will just be a thread where anyone who shows up can post and say, "Here's my chip for today!" The thread can also serve, perhaps, as a convenient place for general discussions about chip collecting.

Of course, I'm still expecting you, Tom, to step up and tell us you found a bunch more chips in your collection that haven't yet been covered in the thread!



Ok, sounds good.

I know I have one from OR which hasn't been posted here but to be honest it is a pain getting my wife to sort through them and getting her tot ake the pics and so on. I will again take up the lead in August when I get back from my baseball vacation to Baltimore.
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beerseason
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April 1st, 2014 at 1:13:47 PM permalink
State:Mexico
City: Cancun
Casino:Playboy Casino (http://www.playboycancun.com/)


I took a chance to visit the Playboy Casino on a week night during a trip to Cancun. We were staying at the Hard Rock in Cancun, so we had to take a taxi to the Playboy, which cost including the tip around 200 pesos. At first when we pulled up I thought the building was huge. But being that it was night out, I couldn't tell you the condition of the exterior.

Me and my father then strolled inside of the "club" and what I found was down right shocking. It was the smallest casino I have ever set foot into. The ceiling was high with an outer ring around three walls with Texas Hold'em and slot machines. There was a bar, the "sportbook" on the elevated portion inside the room along with the enterance. You went down the stairs into the pit with the table games and slot machines. The interior was nicely decorated. It was what you would think of for a Playboy club. It was posh with rather dark colors and dimly lit. Evidently the casino took up just a portion of the building. So I took a brief look around (it didn't take long), and scoped out the table games. There were maybe 2 or 3 blackjack games going on, 1 table of roulette, and a UTH game. My memory is a bit foggy due to the fact that there was a lot of eye candy inside. Needless to say I was looking at the bunnies more then looking at the games. I believe there was a craps table not in operation and another roulette table and some other blackjack tables also not in operation. In doing some post research I learned that the craps table was a half a craps table, cannot verify as I don't remember. I would guess there was about 150-250 slot machines, I didn't even go up to any as they did not interest me. There is also a "sportsbook" but I will get to that later.

To get my chips I sat down at blackjack table that wasn't full as the others were full, the drawback was the dealer was a guy. However, that quickly changed as an absolutely gorgeous bunny started dealing along with someone I am assuming was training. She was probably the best looking native I seen down there. They were "wearing" the traditional bunny outfit with the ears and french cuffs. Being that she was well endowed, her top was a little too small, but I definitely wasn't complaining. So I settled in and ordered a Malibu and Diet(7$ usd, ouch), from another bunny. The outfits were similar but had different colors. Waitress wore black and white and dealers wore red and black with white french cuffs.

Now to the rules, I honestly don't remember much as the eye candy was distracting. But I remember the limits were 100/1000 in pesos. They dealt the game face up with the dealer taking her last card after all the players. I believe it was dealer hits on soft 17, six deck, I don't believe there was double after split, re-splitting aces or late surrender. I started out doing pretty well, but it went south soon after. There was a floorman that stood over the two blackjack games the whole time. They were really sweating the action as there was guy playing both tables betting table max. So I decided to get up as the dealers personality was about that of a rock. Around this time i learned there was Texas Hold'em on the upper outer ring. So I strolled over to UTH and proceed to lose a little bit more of my money on absolutely horrible rules. I believe the ante/blind royal payout was 100-1, don't remember the rest. Played two hands and got up, as I wanted to place a small bet on Illinois to win the B1G Conference Championship.

This is where I go up to where the sportsbook was at, even though I could tell it was closed. There was another floorman standing on the elevated portion by the sportsbook sweating action directly over the roulette. So I asked him where I could place a bet at. Him being rather annoyed that I was bothering him with a question pointed at the cage and said that is where you make the bets. Odd. So I go over to the cage and am instructed to go to another cage employee who finally could help me out. I ask what I could bet as there was no boards or papers showing what you can bet. So the lady printed me out a piece of paper, the size of a McDonald's receipt with games they are taking action on. The list consisted of two basketball games. TWO. I was stunned, one college and one NBA game. I asked if there were any others and they said no. Either they weren't understanding me or it was a really crappy book. So no sportsbook action for me.

It was definitely a nice experience for me, but I doubt I would go back again. There really was no reason to gamble, unless you wanted to get drunk on overpriced booze, stare at gorgeous bunnies and lose your butt on crappy rules.

Notes: On the way back I was chit chatting with the cabby and he mentioned there was another casino that was bigger, but it only had machines. But I don't remember the name of the other casino.

Also, I was told there was a membership fee that I was expecting to pay when I arrived, but I did not have to sign up or pay anything to play.





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