At the time, my collection consisted of chips from 285 casinos, so I was confident that (barring boredom or something) the thread would reach that level. I didn't even know then about the chip-collecting addictions of rdw4potus, PokerGrinder, Konbu, and others. I appreciate all of the support this thread has received from collectors, observers, and even the admins.Quote: Doc (in the first paragraph of the first post of this thread)
Inspired by the Wizard's Spanish-Word-of-the-Day thread, I have been considering a similar-but-different thread topic, which I begin with this post. I think that like the Wizard's thread, this has the potential to generate a fairly large number of interesting and related posts over an extended period.
I suggest that we consider the next chip posted here as representing the first of our second thousand casinos!
|Chip #999||Feb 25||7:33pm PST|
|Chip #1,000||Feb 26||11:46pm PST|
|(Nothing!)||Feb 27||Chip #1,001||Today maybe???||??? PST|
You do remember that this is a chip-of-the-day thread, don't you? Yes, I'm just a trouble maker.
I will try and post later today.
(Yeah anyway, folks, I think PG is telling some wild tale about being sick, just to get me off his back. We can probably figure that if he left the poker table early, it was because the cards had not been nice.)
I will try and get a chip posted after I sleep for a while.
I also decided to write (more like ramble, sorry) a little more about the games they now offer. Please read here:
City: Macau, Macau
I am blaming the lack of a chip posting yesterday on the Imgur site. No picture access meant I couldn't post.
Today's chip of the day is from StarWorld Casino in Macau, Macau. This is one of the bigger and more beautiful casinos in the main area of Macau which houses a lot of the smaller casinos. We had planned to play poker here but sadly they recently closed their room, I guess us playing poker at StarWorld just wasn't in the cards... yes a terrible pun... sorry. We ended up at a $300 HKD minimum baccarat table. We harvested our chips to keep and then played a few hands. We lost the first two hands which left us with $335 HKD and I said to Eric we are going to parlay into three wins. We bet banker three straight hands and three straight hands we won! If my math is correct we were left with $2680 in chips which we cashed out and then split up the money. A nice little win seeing as we almost lost our $1000 buy in.
I kept two chips from StarWorld. The $5 chip is a very basic pink chip with a yellow hot stamp of the casino name, denomination and I'm guessing the name in Chinese. The odd thing about this chip is I have never felt a chip this light that came from a casino. It feels like it weighs about a third of the $25 chip. As for the $25 chip it is lime green with four yellow/red/yellow edge inserts and "25" in yellow between each set of inserts. The centre inlay is white with the Galaxy logo in the middle, the denomination in a brownish gold, and the casino name in both English and Chinese in black. Both sides of the chips are the same.
I don't know how much success Konbu might have in translating that bottom line from the $5 chip -- I would have had a great deal of difficulty in reading the name of the casino at the top of that chip. Looking at the $5 chip instead of the photo, can you verify that the line at the bottom matches the bottom line on the $25 chip? I think Konbu can make that one out, even if I can't.
And thanks for starting our "second thousand."