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rdw4potus
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April 17th, 2014 at 9:33:47 PM permalink
A couple years ago, Harrah's AC dropped the "Marina" name. At that time, they also dropped the metallic center from their chips. Doc posted his new chip here, but I was traveling at that time and neglected to catch up when I got home. Here is my chip from Harrah's Atlantic City.

Edit: I guess I could tell a story about the property. I stayed at Harrah's last night. I didn't get to town when I wanted (3pm) and instead arrived at about 6pm. The Gold & non-member hotel check in line went through the switchbacks in the lobby, past the mall entrance, looped around the valet entrance, and doubled back to the hotel lobby again. Some of those folks at the end of the line could have pretty much turned around and ordered Gelato while standing in line. I got in that line and stood there for about 5 minutes. Then I realized that there WAS a platinum line, but it had 0 people in it. Score! I've been at Harrah's for Memorial Days, 4th of Julys, Labor days...I've never seen it as busy as it was on this Wednesday night. Spring break is a big draw, I guess?

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April 17th, 2014 at 9:50:36 PM permalink
"Royal Yak Casino", what an unofortunate name :)

Is it named after the animal or the sound you make when you had too much to drink?

LOL
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April 17th, 2014 at 10:49:05 PM permalink
Is there a comprehensive list of North American casinos? Perhaps we can start a "punch list" of casinos that need to be added. There may be members of the board who are geographically close to a missing chip, but not aware that an image is needed.
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Doc
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April 18th, 2014 at 6:28:53 AM permalink
OK, if by chance there is someone who is interested in contributing a new chip image to this thread (and a little story about the chip/casino/whatever) and they don't know whether their nearby casino has been covered yet, that's a very easy point to resolve. (And I hope there are members in that situation.)

If such a member is reading this post, just go to the bottom of this page, where it says "page 443 of xxx" and click on the spot that says "<< First". That will take you to page 1 of this thread. The thread begins with a discussion of my original intent for the thread, a few comments with later updates, then a complete index of every casino that has been covered. They casinos are grouped by categories, which are the States listed alphabetically, followed by other alphabetized categories that are either geographic regions or some special category (Cruise Ships, Chinese New Year Commemoratives). Within each category, the name of the casinos are alphabetized as best I can. Just click on the name of the casino, and you are taken to the post where that casino is presented.

Indexing the thread is intended to present a lasting resource that you can check out whether you are really interested in casino chips or just want to see what someone had to say about their visit to a particular casino. Don't just check the one post with that chip image -- look on to see what others had to say in reply!

As for a comprehensive list of North American casinos, I think someone has discussed a similar venture on this forum. Unless there is an associated revenue stream (such as may be generated over at CasinoCity.com), I doubt anyone would want to go to the effort to try to keep such a list updated -- especially if the list needs to include all of those former casinos that no longer exist. Even the commercial sites seem to be out of date.
wezvidz
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April 18th, 2014 at 7:01:27 PM permalink
I'm up to around 270 chips thanks to inspiration from this thread and have quite a few I could contribute that aren't in here yet. My stories would be cut and pastes from wiki since most places I run in grab a chip check the place out and jet. Most are in 99 chip frames so I'd only have front images. Acceptable though?
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April 18th, 2014 at 7:40:29 PM permalink
Quote: wezvidz

I'm up to around 270 chips thanks to inspiration from this thread and have quite a few I could contribute that aren't in here yet. My stories would be cut and pastes from wiki since most places I run in grab a chip check the place out and jet. Most are in 99 chip frames so I'd only have front images. Acceptable though?



interesting nickname.. did you have anything to do with music videos from the early 2000s?
wezvidz
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April 18th, 2014 at 8:11:38 PM permalink
I do, I used to have a hugely popular website when I was in high school ripping numetal videos from mtv2. Cracks me up on random forums when people recognize my name.
rdw4potus
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April 18th, 2014 at 10:03:01 PM permalink
Last July, I posted a chip from the Lodge casino in Blackhawk, CO. That chip is part of a special set of state-themed chips and features Washington State on the reverse. I usually don't collect special chips, and I'm not quite sure why I have that one. I thought at that time that I also had a regular chip from the Lodge, but I couldn't find it so I posted the special one instead. I've now found my standard chip from the Lodge.

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Doc
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April 19th, 2014 at 7:20:07 AM permalink
Quote: wezvidz

I'm up to around 270 chips thanks to inspiration from this thread and have quite a few I could contribute that aren't in here yet. My stories would be cut and pastes from wiki since most places I run in grab a chip check the place out and jet. Most are in 99 chip frames so I'd only have front images. Acceptable though?


So you've been a member here for four and a half months and have made a total of three posts, all of them in this thread? Have you checked out the rest of the forum yet?    j/k   ;-)

In response, yes, we would very much like to see your chips from casinos not yet covered in this thread. It is, of course, OK to post casino details that you have gathered from around the web -- I have posted info from Wiki, CasinoCity.com, the Museum of Gaming History, the casinos' own web sites, and lots of other places.

It's always nice, though, if you can add a little info of your own, not just cut and paste. If you made a brief stop and don't remember what the place even looked like (believe me, I understand that experience), maybe you can add some comment about how you even came to visit that spot -- rdw4potus has told us many times about his travel experiences just trying to get to the casinos.

Also, if you're going to be a collector, you should learn at least a little bit about the chips. In your posts, you could try to identify the manufacturer of the chip or discuss the number/color of edge inserts, or any logos you can find on the chip, or anything else special about that chip. Just having the chip in your hand (or in a display frame) gives you a resource to talk about!

Have you checked out how to post images to this forum? The trickiest part is that the forum doesn't provide space to store the images -- you need to have the image hosted on a publicly-accessible site elsewhere on the web and link to it in your post. I host my images at my own domain; rdw4potus and others have used Photobucket.com, and Nareed recently used Google photos (with just a little difficulty). Once you have an image stored and available for the link, check out the formatting codes that are available (click on the "Click here for formatting codes" link right below the frame where you enter a new post). You can also look at the details of someone else's post of an image by clicking on the quote button for their post -- examine their post and then hit cancel.

BTW, some of us post just a small image of the chip to appear directly in the post, with a link that lets you see a larger image by clicking on the small one. If you have the images in two different resolutions (I use 180x180 pixels for the small ones and 600x600 pixels for the large ones), check out one of my chip posts to see how to combine the image post with a link to another image.

I suggest that you get your chip images together, get them stored on the web, and check out how to post an image during these next few days while rdw4potus is posting his "extra" chips from casinos we have already covered. When you are ready, let us know, and we will turn the lead role over to you.

And thanks for offering to share with us!
Doc
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April 20th, 2014 at 6:30:31 PM permalink
I had heard from rdw4potus that he had "a few" extra chips to share with us this week from casinos we have already discussed, though he said the number would be in single digits. He posted one on the 17th and another on the 18th, but he did not post yesterday or so far today. I'm thinking he might be busy with other things this Easter weekend.

With that in mind, I thought I would post a chip image that I just received from member JW17. This is a token from Mandalay Bay. While we covered that casino long ago in this thread, I don't think we have previously seen a token from there.

At about the 4:00 position in the first image below, you can see the mint mark. Or at least you should be able to if you click on this small image to see the larger version. I'm not at all certain, but that may be the CT logo of Casino Tokens, Inc. We have seen several tokens from that company earlier in this thread, including both the Barcelona and Silver Nugget in N. Las Vegas, the Skyline in Henderson, and the Crystal in Aruba. I told just a little bit that I had learned about that company when I posted my token from the Barcelona. In the case of this token from Mandalay Bay, the mint mark doesn't look exactly the same, but I don't know whether it is a different mark from another company or just some problem with image resolution and token wear.

I received another chip image from JW17 that I will share with you soon, but I don't want to break up too much the sequence that rdw4potus has started. Thanks for sharing these with us, JW17.


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