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GeoducknCrab
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March 6th, 2016 at 8:01:04 PM permalink
I was at the Skagit Casino in February. They have discontinued their craps tables. This was a major disappointment. They used to have $3 minimum and 10 times odds. The table games are now dismal. In spite of the smoke this was a fun place to play. This is also where I had my largest slot win. They eliminated these dollar machines as well. Nothing but silly penny games.
AcesAndEights
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March 7th, 2016 at 7:11:49 PM permalink
Quote: Konbu

State: Washington
City: Tulalip
Casino: Quil Ceda Creek Casino

My impression of this place is blurry as well, but I do remember the copious amount of smoke. I was in and out in 10 minutes but still reeked of cigarettes when I got out. You know how there are deep sea creatures that live off of the sulfur and heat vents in the sea floor? Well, any creatures that survive on nicotine/tar/cigarette fume will thrive and prosper here. I have vague memories of letting my $10 column bet ride twice for a nice $80 win (minus $10 tip) but I could have just been hallucinating, I really don't remember.

This business is near Tulalip Casino, and are both owned by the Tulalip Tribes.

As for the chip, there's some small splotches in the charcoal background, but does not appear to be any specific graphic or design.





I always thought that place was just Bingo. Played at the main Tulalip casino a bunch of times, but never Quil Ceda Creek.
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March 9th, 2016 at 5:14:11 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Auburn
Casino: Muckleshoot II Casino

The last chip I'm presenting is the one I remember the most about. Perhaps it was because I drove there on the night before my flight home, and it was raining really hard and made for a treacherous 20 mile drive. Or maybe it was the walmart-like atmosphere of the place. Going into the casino from the garage, there's a wide path/ramp that slopes down toward the casino. It felt like walking onto a river boat casino. Once inside, there are 6 long rows of table games, to include 6 or 8 craps tables. Their website states they have over 70 tables and 32 poker tables. It is also NON SMOKING!

As for the chip, there's Mt. Rainier in the center inside a dreamcatcher. I don't know why the name is Muckleshoot "II". The website states the casino was opened in 1995. Perhaps they expanded? But they make no mention of it. Maybe someone knows.

This is all I have for now. I also collected from Tulalip from WA, and Starlight, Fraser Downs, and River Rock from BC, which have already been covered. Fraser Down was doing remodeling when I was there in November. Starlight had a little posh feel to it with the red color. River Rock felt airy with the high ceiling, and the craps table was also lively with $5 CAD minimum which was right up my alley. The dimsum restaurant next to it, Sea Harbour, was excellent. It was as good if not better than the good ones in the San Francisco bay area.




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March 9th, 2016 at 7:33:11 AM permalink
Thank you for posting all these chips for and adding to the collection in the thread. As far as Muckleshoot 1 and 2. The original Muckleshoot opened in 1995, I wasn't able to confirm that they remodelled but MoGH has Muckleshoot II as opening on September 6, 2006. From this limited information I would assume they closed down for a short time, even if it was just a day to switch out felts and chips and then reopened as Muckleshoot II.

Their website makes no mention of being called Muckleshoot II, it just says Muckleshoot Casino. Did you notice if they had the old chips in play as well?
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March 9th, 2016 at 1:15:57 PM permalink
Quote: Konbu

It is also NON SMOKING!

Quote: PokerGrinder

Their website makes no mention of being called Muckleshoot II, it just says Muckleshoot Casino.


I have never been to any of the Washington casinos, so I just took a look at Google Maps and other info on the web after reading these posts.

It seems that the casino has both smoking and non-smoking areas for both machines and tables, as shown here. Could it be that it was originally just one way or the other and then added a separate gaming area, perhaps initially called Muckleshoot II or something like that? They do have a Bingo casino almost directly across the street.



Edit: Here is a link to a CasinoCity.com page that quotes a Seattle Post Intelligencer article about the non-smoking casino opening in 2006. No discussion about the casino name possibly including a "II".
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March 9th, 2016 at 1:29:30 PM permalink
I don't think I have. I played craps there for 2~3 hours and would have noticed as I like to go through the chips continually in search of the perfect specimen.

Wow this must mean I did not even see the whole casino (the smoking table game section)
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March 10th, 2016 at 8:17:42 AM permalink
Quote: Konbu

I don't think I have. I played craps there for 2~3 hours and would have noticed as I like to go through the chips continually in search of the perfect specimen.

Wow this must mean I did not even see the whole casino (the smoking table game section)


Yeah I have played there and remembered heavy smoke. The casino is kind of divided into 2 sections with tables and machines in each section, so probably one is non-smoking and one is smoking. I must have found an open seat in the smoking section.

My enduring memory from this casino is the terrible blackjack counting conditions. It was mostly, maybe all 8 decks with 2 decks cut off and I think a max bet of $100 on some tables, probably up to $500 on some tables (which I think is the tribal max in WA). Also all the tables were crowded.
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March 13th, 2016 at 12:29:53 PM permalink
Possibly buying a car in NY near connecticut. Are there any chip opportunities in the area? I have all the PA casinos and northern NY like seneca and turning stone, also have foxwoods and mohegan. Is there anything else going from there to western PA?
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March 13th, 2016 at 12:54:38 PM permalink
Where exactly are you starting/finishing (assuming that is the same place) and where is the dealership? From what chips you have collected and the area I would say the only possibility would be Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, NY. They added tables about a year or so ago.
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March 13th, 2016 at 1:22:23 PM permalink
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... Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, NY. They added tables about a year or so ago.

What?!!??! Why didn't someone tell me about this place before I drove up to Turning Stone last September?

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