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June 7th, 2014 at 8:05:31 PM permalink
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... the casino hotel offers essentially NO rooms to mortals on the weekends.


Quote: teddys

... and they are still offering me free rooms at any time.


Which perhaps goes a long way toward disproving your mortality.

I don't want to derail this thread (I have a vested interest in it) by planning a gathering right here, so maybe we should start another one. My wife and I plan to be in Cherokee on Saturday night 8/2 for the Jennifer Nettles solo concert, in case that weekend is of interest to anyone else. (No, we couldn't get a room at Harrah's even at a so-called rack rate, so we'll be at a Comfort Suites.)
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June 8th, 2014 at 5:19:58 PM permalink
State: Florida
City: Pompano Beach
Casino: Isle


Another unfortunately blurry picture due to the chip being in a frame. This is the first Isle I visited before realizing there are tons of them. Slot machines with a very nice poker room, one of the big south Florida poker competitors (here, the Hard Rock in Hollywood and Palm Beach Kennel Club are the biggest poker draws in the West Palm to Ft Lauderdale ares). Supposedly there is horse racing here but it's never been going when I've played poker there.


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June 8th, 2014 at 5:33:59 PM permalink
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State: Florida
City: Pompano Beach
Casino: Isle


Another unfortunately blurry picture due to the chip being in a frame. This is the first Isle I visited before realizing there are tons of them. Slot machines with a very nice poker room, one of the big south Florida poker competitors (here, the Hard Rock in Hollywood and Palm Beach Kennel Club are the biggest poker draws in the West Palm to Ft Lauderdale ares). Supposedly there is horse racing here but it's never been going when I've played poker there.




I think this is the only casino with tables that I've visited since I started collecting chips that I don't have a chip from. I went with friends who wanted to play slots, and that's all we did. I couldn't even break free long enough to buy a chip in the poker room. Darn...I'll have to return to south Florida.
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June 9th, 2014 at 4:43:49 PM permalink
Category: Cruise Ships
Cruise Line: Holland America
Ship: MS Westerdam (Cardplayer Cruise)


Ah, the golden years of online poker.

I was making money hand over fist on fishy sites like PartyPoker (which has long withdrawn from the US market) and I won a 200 player tournament that was invite only based on player points (coin-in) you had earned over a certain period.. regardless, it was for a free cabin on the Party Poker Millions V Cruise which was an official World Poker Tour event on a cruise ship out of Ft Lauderdale. Myself and another college buddy of mine went as it fell during our spring break. Pretty surreal thinking back.. first time I mingled with poker pros I saw on TV in close proximity every day, and it wasn't your typical cruise atmosphere. The pool decks would be empty during the day while the multilevel dining room was converted into a huge poker room with cash games running 24/7. The tournament itself was a $10,000 buyin LIMIT holdem event (the biggest limit event outside of the WSOP I believe). We had a blast and snuck enough booze onboard that the trip was basically free.

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June 10th, 2014 at 1:09:10 AM permalink
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Quote: wezvidz

State: Florida
City: Pompano Beach
Casino: Isle


Another unfortunately blurry picture due to the chip being in a frame. This is the first Isle I visited before realizing there are tons of them. Slot machines with a very nice poker room, one of the big south Florida poker competitors (here, the Hard Rock in Hollywood and Palm Beach Kennel Club are the biggest poker draws in the West Palm to Ft Lauderdale ares). Supposedly there is horse racing here but it's never been going when I've played poker there.




I think this is the only casino with tables that I've visited since I started collecting chips that I don't have a chip from. I went with friends who wanted to play slots, and that's all we did. I couldn't even break free long enough to buy a chip in the poker room. Darn...I'll have to return to south Florida.


Why is the "S" in "Isle" silent? Was there a time or a place where it was pronounced?
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June 10th, 2014 at 8:32:47 PM permalink
Got home and got the index updated to include wezvidz's contributions to the thread.
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June 11th, 2014 at 4:11:05 PM permalink
State: Florida
City: Miami
Casino: Miccosukee Resort & Casino


Weird place. It's many miles due west of Miami in the middle of nowhere on the edge of everglade wilderness.

Nothing but slots and a medium sized poker room where (if I remember correctly) allows smoking INSIDE the room at the tables. This is the only place I've ever seen that. Pretty gross.

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June 13th, 2014 at 8:58:41 AM permalink
If there's any interest, I'd be happy to post some I don't see in the index. Off the top of my head:

Sands Atlantic City, New Jersey $5
Crown Casino, Melbourne Australia $2.5
Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Australia $5 with metal inlay (Prior to the purchase by SkyCity, renaming, and renaming back)
Fiesta Casino, Costa Rica, I think $5
One from France, the name escapes me, 5 EUR
One from London, I believe The Empire, 5 GBP
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June 13th, 2014 at 10:30:40 AM permalink
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If there's any interest, I'd be happy to post some I don't see in the index.


A few comments:

Just in case you aren't aware of it, there is a member here (for more than 2 years) with the screen name "AcesAndEights." I suspect that there are some folks (like me) who will confuse your screen name with his. You should anticipate this and be prepared to resolve the mixups that will likely ensue.

As for posting your chips, that is exactly what this thread is all about! Thank you for offering to contribute; we would love to see your chips and add those casinos to the directory.

There are a few key issues. In keeping with the name of the thread, we like to keep it to just one new casino presented each day, giving everyone a chance to read and respond. Because of this, we usually try to have one person take the lead role and post what they have, then we turn it over to the next member. About six weeks ago, it seemed that all of the active participants had (temporarily) run out of chips to post. There was only one new casino/chip presented in the entire month of May.

Just a week ago, member wezvids said:
Quote: wezvids

I have a ton of Florida chips (mainly poker rooms) not posted so I'll contribute, along with some cruise chips and possibly some Denver-area chips in a few weeks.


He has posted chips from five casinos so far but did not post one yesterday. We should give him the opportunity to post the rest of his set before you begin presenting yours. If he is going to have some delay before he can resume posting, perhaps (after checking with him) we could turn the lead over to you for a while and return to wezvids later. I wouldn't want to cut him off prematurely, though.

When you do start posting, remember that we want to hear something about the chip, the casino, your experiences there, whatever, not just posting a picture of the chip. Of course we might accept that, but we want much more. ;-)

We also have an established format for the headers of posts that cover new casinos. That should be evident if you have read even just a bit of this thread. I will appreciate your keeping close to that format -- like many here, I'm a bit of a neurotic nerd. After you post the chip image, I will add that casino to the directory.

Thanks again, and welcome to the forum.
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June 13th, 2014 at 1:13:33 PM permalink
Category: Cruise Ships
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Majesty of the Seas


Took a cruise with the family 2 years ago and couldn't believe they had Ultimate Texas Holdem along with BJ, 3CP, Craps and terrible VP paytables. We played a bunch of UTH, and while I tried to play craps the tables were always empty and I hate playing alone on the don'ts.


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