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January 11th, 2019 at 1:30:43 PM permalink
Category: Europe
City: Nice, France
Casino: Casino Barriere Le Ruhl


Today's chip of the day is from Casino Barriere Le Ruhl in Nice, France. I left Casino Palais De Mediterranee and walked the ten minutes to Casino Barriere Le Ruhl. I stopped on the way and had some gelato, the good thing about still being so close to Italy is lots of good gelato. I found online that they have 300 slots and 16 tables/poker games which seems about right. I got to the casino and checked the slots for any plays before heading downstairs where the table games and poker room were. I put my name on the list for poker but 45 minutes later my name hadn't moved one spot so I didn't bother playing. I played BJ at a table where one guy was better two spots between €150 and €500 per spot. He cashed out just over €4000, I managed to win €47!

The chip is red with 6 white edge inserts. The casino name and location is present around the inlay in a style that makes it look like stenciling. The centre inlay is white with the casino name and location in black and the denomination is gold with a black border.

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January 11th, 2019 at 7:41:06 PM permalink
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Casino: Casino Barriere Le Ruhl

Continuing my earlier quandary about names in the index, I'm going to list this one as just plain "Ruhl", since there is no mention of that Barrière business on the chip and not even any gate shown like on the other Barrière chips. Does this work?
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January 11th, 2019 at 7:55:09 PM permalink
Lol randomness for the win!
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January 12th, 2019 at 9:11:34 PM permalink
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Lol randomness for the win!

So here are some hints as to why my choice of names for the index can be so random:

(1) The chip itself says "Casino Ruhl".
(2) PG listed the casino in his post header as "Casino Barriere Le Ruhl".
(3) CasinoCity.com lists the casino as "Casino Ruhl Barrière de Nice", and they provide a link to the casino's web site.
(4) That web site lists the casino as both "Casino Barrière Nice" and "Casino Barrière Le Ruhl - Nice".
(5) Google Maps has it listed as "Casino Barrière".

If the sources list the casino name with as many as five words, I feel some liberty to contract that in the index. I think I could reasonably have just left off the word "Casino" from any of those names, except doing that for #5 could perhaps have led to some confusion with other casinos. I took the lazy way out and went with what it says on the chip, minus the "Casino".

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January 12th, 2019 at 11:12:42 PM permalink
Category: Europe
City: Nice, France
Casino: Casino Barriere Menton


Today's chip of the day is from Casino Barriere Menton in Menton, France. I'm not sure why there is no filler word between Barriere and Menton on this casino name, it is the same on their site. I visited the Menton casino on my way back to Nice from my day trip to Sanremo Italy. This casino has 219 slots and 10 table games. I vultured a few slots and played a few hands of €10 BJ and walked away €100 less poor. The staff at this casino were very nice, the dealer and I exchanged a few looks while a very angry man lost €300-400. When the player left we had a little laugh at the rude player and both said he shouldn't play if it makes him that angry.

The chip is red with 3 yellow inserts. The centre inlay is white with the gold pearly gates logo. The casino name, location and the manufacturers mark are all black. The denomination is gold with a black border.

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January 13th, 2019 at 8:52:10 AM permalink
So how is this for another try? I just don't really want to have every chip in the index alphabetized as coming from a casino named "Casino ...."

(1) Those casinos for which the name is "Casino" followed by the name of the town/city/district etc., I will keep the name including that leading word. For now, that gives me:
- Casino Azores
- Casino da Madeira
- Casino de Cherbourg
- Casino de Monte-Carlo
- Casino Di Sanremo
- Casino Di Venezia

(2) In a similar vein, I will keep Gran Casino de Barcelona and Holland Casino.

(3) I will keep "Casino 3.14" listed that way because anything else I could come up with might make even less sense.

(4) I will keep "Casino at the Empire" because PokerGrinder specifically recommended that over the "Empire" listing that I had tried.

(5) For chain casinos, I will drop the "Casino" and use the rest of the name. For the recent ones from France, this gives:
- Barrière Cannes Croisette
- Barrière les Princes
- Barrière Le Ruhl (since there is some indication that this name is in use, even though it does not say so on the chip)
- Barrière Menton

(6) Similarly, for the chip from Prague, Czech Republic posted by AcesAndEights back in 2014, I will go with just Kartáč, which he indicated was the name of a casino chain. He also said it was known as "Casino Kartáč - Savarin", though the chip itself doesn't mention that. If we get more chips from that chain of casinos, I will try to adjust then. For the moment, I cannot find any evidence this casino still exists, either from the web site that AcesAndEights provided or from Google Maps at the location to which he pointed us.

So that's my plan for the European casions until more complications arise, leading to further randomness. I haven't yet examined other categories.
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January 13th, 2019 at 10:50:17 AM permalink
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So how is this for another try? I just don't really want to have every chip in the index alphabetized as coming from a casino named "Casino ...."

(1) Those casinos for which the name is "Casino" followed by the name of the town/city/district etc., I will keep the name including that leading word. For now, that gives me:
- Casino Azores
- Casino da Madeira
- Casino de Cherbourg
- Casino de Monte-Carlo
- Casino Di Sanremo
- Casino Di Venezia

(2) In a similar vein, I will keep Gran Casino de Barcelona and Holland Casino.

(3) I will keep "Casino 3.14" listed that way because anything else I could come up with might make even less sense.

(4) I will keep "Casino at the Empire" because PokerGrinder specifically recommended that over the "Empire" listing that I had tried.

(5) For chain casinos, I will drop the "Casino" and use the rest of the name. For the recent ones from France, this gives:
- Barrière Cannes Croisette
- Barrière les Princes
- Barrière Le Ruhl (since there is some indication that this name is in use, even though it does not say so on the chip)
- Barrière Menton

(6) Similarly, for the chip from Prague, Czech Republic posted by AcesAndEights back in 2014, I will go with just Kartáč, which he indicated was the name of a casino chain. He also said it was known as "Casino Kartáč - Savarin", though the chip itself doesn't mention that. If we get more chips from that chain of casinos, I will try to adjust then. For the moment, I cannot find any evidence this casino still exists, either from the web site that AcesAndEights provided or from Google Maps at the location to which he pointed us.

So that's my plan for the European casions until more complications arise, leading to further randomness. I haven't yet examined other categories.


Wow you put some real thought into that. I support everything that you said.
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January 13th, 2019 at 11:16:24 AM permalink
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So here are some hints as to why my choice of names for the index can be so random:

(1) The chip itself says "Casino Ruhl".
(2) PG listed the casino in his post header as "Casino Barriere Le Ruhl".
(3) CasinoCity.com lists the casino as "Casino Ruhl Barrière de Nice", and they provide a link to the casino's web site.
(4) That web site lists the casino as both "Casino Barrière Nice" and "Casino Barrière Le Ruhl - Nice".
(5) Google Maps has it listed as "Casino Barrière".

If the sources list the casino name with as many as five words, I feel some liberty to contract that in the index. I think I could reasonably have just left off the word "Casino" from any of those names, except doing that for #5 could perhaps have led to some confusion with other casinos. I took the lazy way out and went with what it says on the chip, minus the "Casino".

Suggestions for improvement?



I say again (because you didn't comment on my suggestion before), Ruhl, Casino Barriere Le would make all words searchable and still index under R. Fwiw, not to be an ass.
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January 13th, 2019 at 10:25:28 PM permalink
Category: Europe
City: Beaulieu, France
Casino: Casino de Beaulieu


Today's chip of the day is from Casino de Beaulieu in Beaulieu, France. This casino was quite tiny but very posh with their 12 tables and 75 slots. It was getting quite late in the night after my day trip to Sanremo and then my visit to the casino in Menton so I didn't stay long at Beaulieu. I knew I had only 45 minutes to get from the train station to the casino, play and then get back to the station for the last train of the night going to Nice. I made it in plenty of time after playing a dozen or so hands of €10 BJ and walking away up €55 plus my souvenir chip. The design of this casino was much fancier than the other casinos in the area. I am not sure how to describe it other than that it reminded me a bit of the decor of Cosmo in Vegas.

The chip is a neat design. The chip is red with 6 black edge inserts and 6 black lines around the chip. The centre inlay is white with the casino name/logo that includes a diamond on top of the "i". The denomination is gold with a black outline.

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January 14th, 2019 at 8:59:02 AM permalink
Wa She Shu Casino now has table games... ugh.

Now I have to decide if it’s worth a 6 hour drive to collect it at spring fling.
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