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Doc
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April 13th, 2014 at 7:46:59 AM permalink
BTW, both of those Crazy Moose chips were made by Bud Jones. The 50¢ chip is the 8-suits mold, much like the white one I posted recently from the Carson Station. The $1 chip is similar, except for colors, to the chips I posted from the Yavapi casino in Prescott, AZ and the Harrah's in Metropolis, IL.
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April 14th, 2014 at 12:20:49 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Arlington
Casino: Angel of the Winds


Angel of the Winds is the casino is run by the Stillaguamish Tribe. This is where I first learned to play craps, and where I got my Royal at Ultimate Texas Hold'em. It is also the casino where you can play Mulligan 21.

My favorite things to eat there are $.99 strawberry shortcake and $1.49 salmon and chips.

I acquired my 50 cent chip the same way I got my Crazy Moose 50 cent chip but was probably playing craps (A $3 6 pays $3.50).
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April 14th, 2014 at 1:25:30 AM permalink
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State: Nevada
City: Las Vegas
Casino: Downtown Grand


I don't know what the inverted V logo for the Downtown Grand is supposed to represent. At first I thought it might be the peak of a skyscraper, but the top of their building is not shaped like that at all.



Could it perhaps be this building????



NOTE: This is the Ryungyong hotel in Pyongyang, NK. I'm still not sure it is open even though it has been slated to open about 10 times in the last 6 years......
It has widely been called the "Hotel of Doom" by foreign press corps.

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April 14th, 2014 at 3:54:01 AM permalink
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$1.49 salmon and chips.

What is this, "fish and chips"? If so sounds yummy compared to the cod/haddock normally used.
Doc
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April 14th, 2014 at 12:53:01 PM permalink
In case it isn't obvious to others, that 50¢ Angel of the Winds chip is a ceramic chip from Chipco International. Their CI logo is faintly visible in white or pale blue at the very top of the blue portion of the chip, just below the yellow/greenish outer ring.



Edit 3/1/16: And for those of you browsing the archives of this thread, some 2 years after this post, a $1 chip from the Angel of the Winds casino was posted here by Konbu.
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April 14th, 2014 at 9:20:55 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

In case it isn't obvious to others, that 50¢ Angel of the Winds chip is a ceramic chip from Chipco International. Their CI logo is faintly visible in white or pale blue at the very top of the blue portion of the chip, just below the yellow/greenish outer ring.


Using a Chipco ceramic for a half dollar seems a waste. The chip must cost .40 to produce.
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April 16th, 2014 at 9:16:53 PM permalink
Lemme bump this. If the Cromwell has a soft opening on 4/21 as rumored/scheduled those of us attending the spring fling can go next week and collect it!
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April 17th, 2014 at 4:51:16 AM permalink
Country:Mexico
City: Mexico City
Casino:Royal Yak


I went to the Royal Yak casino in order to gather material for my article about gambling in Mexico. The casino is located in the northwestern part of town, very near the border with the State of Mexico (Mexico City was carved out from that state, and it's almost completely surrounded by it), right on one of the main freeways. It is part of a complex which includes the city's only horse racing track, El Hipódormo de las Americas, and a convention center.

Actually it's rather close to my home and even closer to my office. In fact, I drive past the convention center entrance every day, and past the casino entrance often enough. For all that, I've been there only three times (the traffic around the area is really bad).

So here's a link to the chip:


https://plus.google.com/photos/105192455523341276135/albums/6003213737174130657?authkey=COOio6Kptres-AE

The chip is denominated in Mexican Pesos. At current rates this one is equivalent to about US $0.40. I collected it playing craps. For the particulars about it, see my article here: http://wizardofvegas.com/articles/gambling-in-mexico/

The minimum line bet at the craps table is 50 pesos, or close to US $4. the five peso chip here is used for making change, if any is required, and for placing 10 peso prop bets.

I judge the chip to be plastic, and it feels lighter than most Vegas chips. I've no idea who makes it. The reverse side is exactly identical to the obverse.

You will see the chip merely says "Yak" and not "Royal Yak." There are a number of plain "Yak" casinos here and there, so I assume they use the same chips.

Lastly I no longer have the chip. I gave it to a forum member, whom I won't name, as a souvenir. I don't collect chips, you see, or anything else besides books, really.

[Edited to add the image]
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Doc
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April 17th, 2014 at 6:07:17 AM permalink
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The link works, but I can't get it to post the image here. Sorry about that.


I've never used the google photos, so I have no idea what works and why this one doesn't. I tried a couple of variations of the link, but I couldn't find one that works. Perhaps some other member has a suggestion.


We had thought that miplet might post a third chip, so Nareed held off a while before posting this Royal Yak chip. Maybe miplet will share that third chip with us eventually.

The only other chips I know of waiting in the queue for this thread are a few that rdw4potus has offered to share. They are from casinos that have already been covered in the thread but different from any of the chips we have seen here before. If Konbu is correct about that soft opening, we should have that one right after the Spring Fling. Then, assuming that rdw4potus makes that extended side trip, we should see a few more. I'm still looking for others who have chips to share with us. Other than that possible chip from a soft opening in Las Vegas, I don't anticipate adding any more chips to my own collection until June.


Edit 5/24/15: Nareed has given me a Royal Yak chip of a different denomination, and I have posted it much later in this thread here.
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April 17th, 2014 at 6:58:38 AM permalink


From the linked page on Google:
1. click the image to open the larger version
2. right click and select "copy image URL"
3. Use that URL here.
4. Did the same idiots who designed windows 8 make Google Plus images? That process should be much easier & more intuitive...
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