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GWAE
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August 15th, 2017 at 12:35:33 AM permalink
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There are many differences today vs. 18 years ago. There may have been places that opened and closed since you were last in town. My suggestion is that you pull out your collection and take some pictures of it with your phone. That way if you come across one that you like, and are not sure if you already have it or not, you have a point of reference. Have fun!



Well the first one I looked at was golden nugget. It changed in 2013 so I need that one. I guess I need to find time to go through. If not I will just take some pictures.

I have been collecting the new ones through the years but I haven't revisited old sites. I have a list of 12 places that I have never been too.
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August 18th, 2017 at 9:45:07 AM permalink
Scoreboard Casino in Spring Creek, NV has taken out their BJ tables less than a year after bringing them back from the dead. I visited the casino in April and I'm glad I made my way there as it might be the last time that there would be an opportunity to collect there.
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August 18th, 2017 at 12:45:53 PM permalink
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Well the first one I looked at was golden nugget. It changed in 2013 so I need that one. I guess I need to find time to go through. If not I will just take some pictures.

I have been collecting the new ones through the years but I haven't revisited old sites. I have a list of 12 places that I have never been too.



well all that thinking and I never did look at my chips. Man life is flying by way to quickly. 2 kids and 2 jobs really screws with your brain. Leaving in 30 minutes for the airport to hopefully get some relaxing done by running around vegas trying to get coupons done.
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August 29th, 2017 at 10:35:15 AM permalink
I had mentioned a couple months ago that I was going to a poker series in the Yukon. We are we are leaving on Saturday. We are going more for fun than for a profitable tournament series, since sadly the expenses to get there will eat away at the EV of the extremely soft tournaments. What will be extremely profitable are the poker cash games that we will hit on the way there and back.

The game plan is to drive to Cold Lake, AB on Saturday and play sides to get a chip from Casino Dene that night since they don't have poker. The next day is a short (by my standards lol, only 4 hours) drive to Fort McMurray and we will grind there for the day. Then a drive to Edmonton while hitting a casino sort of on the way. We are staying in Edmonton for 2 nights, We will collect the two new chips available since my last time in Edmonton and again play some good poker games.

This is where the tough part comes, the drive to the Yukon. We will drive to Fort Nelson while stopping at two casinos to collect which will take 11-12 hours. The next day is a 12 hour drive to Whitehorse, Yukon. The following day is a shorter 7 hour drive to Dawson City, Yukon where we will stay for 5 nights while the tournaments are running. The cash games are supposed to be amazing as well. We will have time to do sightseeing and be tourists while we are there.

Then comes the fun part again, driving the opposite direction for a few days. We will drive back to Whitehorse the first day. The second day back to Fort Nelson. The third day is a 8.5 hour drive to Prince George (Wiz should remember Prince George from Spring Fling two years ago). There is a casino there and if I remember correctly a poker game. The next day is a 75 minute drive to Billy Barker casino before heading south 4.5 hours to Kamloops for the new casino there. I was there 3 years ago but they built a new casino and closed the old one. Then a 2.5 hour drive to Penticton where we are staying for the night. They also have closed their old casino and opened a new one since I last drove through there. I'm not sure if we will find a poker game there but we also might be too tired to play at that point.

We will make the drive to Vancouver (4 hours) the next day while stopping at the newly rebranded Surrey casino 30 minutes outside of Vancouver. I'm going to play the night in Vancouver after dropping Eric at the airport as he is flying to Cyprus for a series and then onto Morocco for a series.

The next day is when the mega chip collecting starts and poker will cease for 4-5 days. I will be stopping at 30 plus casinos over 2 days as most of them are within 10 minutes of each other. I will be staying in Seattle for 2 nights and will probably go see a Mariners game the second night. From there I will drive to Spokane over 2 days while collecting on the way. I plan on playing poker in Spokane. The next day is a drive to a casino in northern Montana where they have a poker game. The next day is the same at another Montana Casino. The last day of the trip is my drive back to central Canada.

I'm hoping to add around 50 chips on this trip, sadly I think I will be in Edmonton a month early for the new casino and the same for the new casino that is opening up in Vancouver. Also I will be about a month early for the new Spokane Tribe casino, bad timing lol. Oh well I will have to grab those next time that I'm in the area.

I will most likely post a daily TR as we go. Actually now that I've written this I might actually copy and paste this into a new thread for the TR.
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August 29th, 2017 at 10:42:25 AM permalink
Sounds like a great trip PG looking forward to your trip reports.
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August 29th, 2017 at 11:33:10 AM permalink
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well all that thinking and I never did look at my chips. Man life is flying by way to quickly. 2 kids and 2 jobs really screws with your brain. Leaving in 30 minutes for the airport to hopefully get some relaxing done by running around vegas trying to get coupons done.



Any new chips for you GWAE? How was the visit? Did you get rained on?
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August 29th, 2017 at 2:45:45 PM permalink
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Any new chips for you GWAE? How was the visit? Did you get rained on?



ThanKS for asking. We did collect chips from 5 casinos and I now have the entire new England series until next year when the mass casinos open. All of the ones I got are already listed in here so nothing new to add.

As for rain. We got drenched on wednesday. We got to cheers around 11 and ate. We walked to the Swan boats and and took a nice ride. From there we started on the freedom trail. It is about 4 miles to the USS constitution and uss cassin. About 1.5 miles in it started to drizzle. We kept walking. Then about 20 minutes later it was a much harder rain. We decided to trek on. It was our only day in Boston so we had no choice. Well as we got to paul reveres house it came down hard. We made it inside before getting drenched. It rained really hard for about 40 minutes. So we basically hung out in paul reveres house for an hour. After it let up a little we continued on. By the time we got to the cassin it was actuslly really nice out and we were basically dry. The kids were really excited to go on a battle ship but fortunately when we got there it was closed. Sign said they close during rainy conditions. I ask that makes sense since it probably gets pretty slippery. Owell, kids were disappointed so we turned around and made the 4 mile walk back. A just as we got to paul reveres house again it poured again. We got absolutely drenched. We decided to take the subway back to our car at boston commons and call it a day. The rest of the time in new england was great and no more rain.
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August 29th, 2017 at 6:41:16 PM permalink
Yes, there are lots of mini-casinos, poker rooms, and tribal casinos in the Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham areas. Plan your travels so that you minimize time lost on traffic. It is pretty bad at many times. I am familiar with most places in this area, if I can help.
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September 1st, 2017 at 10:53:22 PM permalink
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Yes, there are lots of mini-casinos, poker rooms, and tribal casinos in the Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham areas. Plan your travels so that you minimize time lost on traffic. It is pretty bad at many times. I am familiar with most places in this area, if I can help.



Thanks GeoDuck! I am pretty OCD with my collecting schedule so I have google mapped it so that it is the most direct routes.
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September 27th, 2017 at 10:23:18 PM permalink
Doc awhile back I was debating whether to eventually make my way back to Tunica to collect a "new" chip from Ballys and didn't know if I considered the slight name change to warrant the collecting of a new chip. Well my problem has solved itself as Ballys is no longer. Ballys has changed its name to 1st Jackpot and chips are now available. It might be years before I return to Tunica but you seem to go quite often.
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