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Thanks for this post from:
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February 27th, 2017 at 11:46:57 AM permalink
Thanks for the chip post and the kind words. Yes, this thread has taken quite a ride.

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.

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.

I suggest that we consider the next chip posted here as representing the first of our second thousand casinos!
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February 27th, 2017 at 12:06:45 PM permalink
I think that when this thread started my collection was around 30-40 chips lol.
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February 28th, 2017 at 8:00:41 AM permalink
Wow! That chip #1,000 must have really taken something out of PG. ;-)

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.
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February 28th, 2017 at 9:11:18 AM permalink
Lol possibly. I am currently sick as a dog again. I never get sick and now this is twice in 3 weeks. I even cut my poker session short last night cause I was feeling like crap.

I will try and post later today.
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February 28th, 2017 at 10:21:39 AM permalink
Well, take care of yourself. We're just looking forward to your next chip!



(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.)


;-)
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February 28th, 2017 at 11:15:39 AM permalink
You are such a hoot Doc :P

I will try and get a chip posted after I sleep for a while.
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February 28th, 2017 at 11:22:13 PM permalink
So I visited Mexico City last week and collected my very first green chip! at Royal Yak casino.

I also decided to write (more like ramble, sorry) a little more about the games they now offer. Please read here:

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/trip-reports/28355-rulle-dados-dice-roulette-and-card-games-at-royal-yak-mexico-city/#post579418
I CD-ROM.
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March 1st, 2017 at 2:40:10 PM permalink
Well just in case you thought I was faking illness I slept for 16.5 hours. This is slightly higher than my usual amount of sleep I would say lol. I was going to post today's chip of the day but Imgur is currently down which means I don't have access to my pictures. I will try again later tonight.
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March 2nd, 2017 at 9:46:35 PM permalink
Category: Asia
City: Macau, Macau
Casino: StarWorld


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.



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March 3rd, 2017 at 6:20:14 AM permalink
Welcome back to the Land of the Living, PG. I hope that the report about Imgur problems means that the earlier difficulties are now resolved.

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."

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