I was in HK too so made a day trip to Macau.
Here is the last post until I get some from Europe.
Thank you Konbu for the cool posts. I really like the last chip, the green inserts go well with the green on the inlay.
I will try and post the chip that my friend brought me back from his trip most likely later today. I'm just headed to bed after a very late (or is early at this point?) night at the casino.
Konbu Amsterdam there is just the one chip to collect and I'm not sure if there are any chips to collect anymore in Paris. As far as London I have it planned down to which order to collect in. How much time and freedom will you have in London cause there are a lot!
For Paris I found the Casino Barriere in the suburbs. Looks like entry fee on weekdays is 10 Euro before 3PM or 13 Euro after and includes a drink (what I don't know). Tables open at 4pm. It's all over in regards to dress code. Some places say tie and jacket, no jeans.
London I'll try to get into the ones I'm allowed that are in cluster near Hyde park but won't strive to catch them all, only if convenient.
As for Amsterdam do you know if they all use same chip? I saw there are many branches of the same casino. One I must visit is of course the one at the airport!
Country: Melbourne, Australia
Today's chip of the day is from the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. I have not personally been to Australia. My friend brought the chip back for me when he was there in January. He was there with my other friend for the Aussie Millions poker series. Crown Casino opened in 1994 and has been owned by James Packer since 1999 when he bought it from Lloyd Williams. It was originally built on the north bank of the Yarra River, eventually relocating to a new building on the south bank of the Yarra River in 1997. The casino has 2628 gaming machines and 590 table/poker games.
The chip is low quality, I am not sure who the maker of the chip is. The chip is white with everything hot stamped on it in navy blue. The chip has 8 navy blue edge inserts and Crown around the inlay 3 times. The inlay has the location, denomination of the chip and the Crown logo.
Doc when you index this chip put it as Crown Melbourne as we may someday have a chip posted from Crown Perth. Didn't Wezvidz have a chip to post? Have you heard from him lately?
Edit: Obviously this chip isn't part of my collection but instead sits in a bag with other chips that friends have brought back for me when they travel.
Can you believe it? I can't get internet service at the Gold Strike! I called their Tech Assistance number and talked with someone (in India, I think) for more than half an hour without progress. The call ended with him telling me, "It should be OK; I've created a ticket on it." Like that gets me on the internet and makes it all OK.
During the conversation, he tried to call the hotel but told me he was having difficulty getting an answer. After that call, I tried calling the hotel operator myself from the room phone, and I couldn't get an answer either. I went down to the front desk, and there were two girls there doing nothing. I don't know whether they are supposed to handle house operator calls. I asked about internet problems, and one told me that there is some kind of problem and that someone is supposed to be working on it. She had no idea when (if?) it would be fixed. So much for internet service included for free with the room.
I suspect they are "challenge" coins which are typically exchanged by members of the armed services. Given the President's support by members of the military and veterans, I would not be surprised if he has quite the collection.Quote: Wizard
It looks like President Trump keeps a collection of what looks kind of like casino chips. Maybe a little bigger and they don't all seem to be exactly the same size. Does anyone know what they actually are. Here is a link where you can see them. It is the first story on the news that day: 3/24: Republicans pull Obamacare replacement as bill fractures party; Double-amputee ex-Marine graduates from N.Y. police academy.
Here is an account of him receiving one as President Elect
Had a very disappointing visit at the Gold Strike. In a two day stay, I had problems with (1) no internet service, (2) no one answering the hotel phones for calls from inside and outside the facility, (3) substantial odor of cigarettes last night when we returned to our non-smoking room surrounded by non-smoking rooms, (4) no hot water available at the bathroom sink -- think cold-water shave, and (5) when we checked out this morning and wanted to report this series of bad experiences, the wait to see a manager was more than an hour. Seems that before I even spoke to them they knew about internet and water heater problems.
Drove down to Biloxi and the Beau Rivage today. The room here is much nicer; internet service worked immediately (Crown Melbourne chip added to the index); we had a nice dinner, and (quite surprisingly) I am ahead at this casino. Amazingly different experiences thus far for visits to the two MGM casino hotels in Mississippi.
The sale of Resorts and Ballys hasn't been completed yet, it still has to be approved by the gaming board. They expect that to be done by this fall.