Doc you usually list how many chips were posted in the past year along with all the previous years totals. I don't think we did but did we hit 100 chips this last year? I know we talked about how it would be tough.
Last year my recap came two weeks late, and only then because you reminded me. For anyone interested, that post is here. Yes, you predicted then that we would not see 100 new chips in the next year, and you were correct. The count was 916 back then, so I think we had 93 new ones during the fifth year.
So here's a plan: You live in Canada, in a province that at least some of us consider to be western Canada. Western Canada borders Washington state. Your own list shows 75 (if I counted correctly) casinos from which to collect chips in Washington. We only have 18 Washington casinos represented in this thread thus far. If you would just make a little loop around that state to collect (and post) those chips, that alone would get us more than half way to 100 new chips in the sixth year of the thread.
First off I've never heard anyone refer to where I live as western Canada lol. That's the equivalent of saying Kansas City is western USA. As far as the Washington chips I do have a trip planned out on Microsoft word but it's one of a few trips that I've planned with no actual idea of when it might happen.
People do consider Kansas City to be in the western USA. Yes, that's nuts. Also, if it's west of Ontario, it's basically all the same thing, eh?
I need to go to Skyline and Lucky Dragon. I'd be more than happy to go to those (and others) with a group.
At some point, I'm going to drive out to Tortoise Rock. After that, I think only I'm missing two chips from south of I-80: Bruce's (Blythe) and Tommy's (El Centro).
I land in Vegas at about 2pm on Friday & leave Tuesday morning. Staying 2 nights at Sunset and 2 nights at GVR.
To do 100 chips/yr, we'd have to hit northern Cali, Washington, and Oregon hard. And someone who lives in western Canada would probably have to go play in Deadwood SD & stop at a few bars in ND on the way down.
I haven't checked the Spring Fling thread: Have we discussed plans for Friday night? That might be a great time to visit Lucky Dragon. I suspect that I am far too cheap to go for a dinner outing to Golden Steer, but we could probably figure out some sort of group outing that includes the new "Asian" casino.
The Skyline is the next-to-last stop planned for my token-replacing loop of Las Vegas upon our return to town on Friday, right before heading to the hotel, if I stick with the draft plan. It's conceivable that could be later than 2pm, but I really don't have a schedule set for the day. The previous day will have involved a lot of driving for a geezer like me. If I should leave that whole loop until Sunday after the nugget challenge/demonstration or even Monday, someone should let me know.
Yes Doc we had discussed making a group trip to Lucky Dragon after our dinner on Friday. I would still like to do that, I'm probably not interested in going to Skyline again though since I went with Konbu last Spring Fling. Make sure you check the table games hours cause I remember them being odd. Any preferences on dinner? Are we going to 777 again or do we want to look at going somewhere off the beaten path. I know of a bunch of good locals restaurants from when I lived in Vegas. There is an Italian place called Nora's about ten minutes from the strip. Really good family restaurant.
RDW I am going to be visiting Tortoise Rock too just before Spring Fling. I have been in contact with Tommy's and they aren't running poker right now but I'm hoping they have it back up by the time I am passing through there in a few weeks. They seem to think they will. I have never heard of Bruce's, are you sure they are still in business. I couldn't find much to guarantee they exist. I'm planning on finding a phone number to call later when I get home.
I will actually be in Deadwood on my way home from Vegas. I haven't been in a few years but there no new chips to collect there. I don't ever plan on visiting random ND bars to collect. I've played in a few of those before and they all seem to use the same generic chips that look like they are about 765 years old.