Hey, wait a minute now. What's this "I won't harass people who haven't visited the forum in a while" thing? Is that new? :-)
Hey!!! Unicorns (RDW) do exist!
It's a sometimes thing, employed when it is effective in harrassing certain other members.Quote: rdw4potus
What's this "I won't harass people who haven't visited the forum in a while" thing?
As of March 18 the thread index and chip count (1009) kept in the index are both correct. I did a quick check and everything adds up this time Doc, but I'm watching you :)
Question: Did you just verify that the index is consistent with itself? I keep an active spreadsheet that shows the number of chips posted in each category and the total, so I don't think I'm likely to get that incorrect unless I miss seeing a chip post. The bigger problem is whether someone posted a chip-of-the-day somewhere in these 646 pages and I missed it. If you come across one of those, please let me know.
You won't tell me where you are traveling to? I had in mind to send you a P.M. to ask whether our outside-of-Las-Vegas wanderings might cross during that period. Guess I can just post my plans (taking up space in this thread) and you can decide whether we have opportunities to meet anywhere.Quote: PokerGrinder
After much procrastination (yes I know what you are going to say Doc lol) I have finalized my chip collecting for Spring Fling. My plan includes collecting 39 new chips (12 new chip of the days), 3 more maybe chips, 2 replacement chips (replacing tokens) and possibly one new state and no I won't tell you which state. :)
Monday 4/17: Fly to Las Vegas, arriving LAS at 7:44 PM. Pick up rental car and spend the night at the Rio.
Tuesday 4/18: Drive to Lake Tahoe. Stop off at Stagecoach (Beatty) for token-replacement chip, Paiute Palace (Biship, CA) for new chip, and Topaz Lodge (Gardnerville) for token-replacement chip. Stay at Harvey's Lake Tahoe for two nights, picking up a chip at the Hard Rock Lake Tahoe while I am in the area.
Thursday 4/20: Drive a long loop for sightseeing and collecting. Begin with a clockwise 3/4 loop of the lake, stopping at Grand Lodge (Incline Village) for a new chip. Then continue to Max (Carson City) for a new chip, Diamond's (Reno) for token-replacement chip, Nugget (Sparks) for a new chip, Stockman's (Fallon) for token-replacement chip, followed by Pioneer Crossing (Yerington), El Capitan (Hawthorne), and Mizpah Club (Tonopah) for new chips. Spend the night at the Mizpah Hotel next to the club. (That is the only hotel on the trip that is not comped, even though I will have to pay some resort fees at Rio and Harvey's.)
Friday 4/21: Drive on down to Las Vegas, where I am booked at the Orleans for Friday and Saturday nights surrounding the Spring Fling Main Event. As I arrive in the Las Vegas area, rather than going directly to the Orleans, I (tentatively) plan to loop the city, stopping at Texas Station for a new chip that says "Station" instead of "Gambling Hall", then continue to Silver Nugget, Poker Palace, Longhorn, and Skyline for token-replacement chips. I certainly expect to hit all of those spots while I am in town, but it might turn out that I don't really make that loop before going to the hotel.
Sometime while I am in town I will get to the Lucky Dragon to pick up a new chip. Perhaps there are several of us who want to do that and we could go together. Anyone interested in that? I think Lucky Dragon and Grand Lodge are the only casinos on my list for this trip that haven't been covered in the thread already, and it doesn't matter much who posts the Lucky Dragon chip.
Sunday 4/23: Move to Main Street Station. It's annoying to hotel hop, but I'm a cheapskate, and I try to take advantage of the comped rooms that are offered. MSS didn't offer me Fri/Sat nights; those were offered by Gold Coast, but they claimed to be sold out on Saturday night, and I got that offer transferred to Orleans.
Tuesday 4/25: Turn in rental car and fly home. Scheduled departure at 2:05 PM.
Am I likely to encounter you anywhere other than at the Spring Fling events?
City: Biloxi MS USA
Casino: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
These chips from the Hard Rock were created for Chinese New Year 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster. They also commemorate the installation of the Macau Kitchen, a late night noodle bar and basic Chinese and Thai dishes restaurant. The restaurant has a long dining bar along the open kitchen and a half-dozen small tables. It's immediately adjacent to a pit which holds 2 minibac tables, a progressive PGP table, and DD med limit BJ.
The restaurant opened early in 2017, replacing an underutilized poker room and angering a few rabidly loyal players, but generally pleased those who enjoy Asian games. The pit, gathering those games from elsewhere on the floor, was also an addition to available tables. However, all 3 games have at least one other table in other pits around the casino; but this pit appears to be staffed 24/7, while the others are sometimes closed.
The HRHC Biloxi is already in this index, so I will defer to that entry on general history and gaming conditions.
These chips appear to be Paulson high top hat and cane. The chips are clay with golden yellow and black inserts. The background has a subtle pattern of diamonds and dots done in a slightly darker red than the base chip. The face edging of both sides is slightly serrated in the mold, though the circumference is smooth.
The phonetic lettering and Chinese characters both translate to Fortune Kitchen (I am told). The Rooster artwork is done in shades of gold, orange, red, brown, and black. The denomination is $5. I am told they also produced a limited number in $100 denomination, but I have not seen any.
I won these chips playing UTH on Chinese New Year's Eve. They were plentiful, and last I saw were still in the general mix in all gaming tills there.