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EvenBob
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March 19th, 2012 at 2:56:02 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Security called a cab company for me, and it was literally an hour before the cab even got there, then the trip back which was a $70 or $80 trip



It took so long because the dispatcher isn't going
to send the cab till a driver is in that area. Too
often the fare is already gone and that would be
one pissed off driver if he had to go a long distance
for what we call a 'no go' in the biz.
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AcesAndEights
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March 19th, 2012 at 3:00:52 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I probably didn't say it clearly, but I have been thinking that folks who have chips from casinos that I don't have represented in my collection should post those photos when my supply runs dry.


I don't really collect casino chips, but I happen to have 2 - one from an international casino that I know isn't in your collection, unsure about the other one. And man, I can't wait to post those pictures! I'll try to restrain myself but 280ish days is a long time...
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NicksGamingStuff
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March 19th, 2012 at 3:02:18 PM permalink
No D chips yet, but when they are put in I will get one for you.
Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 4:06:28 PM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

No D chips yet, but when they are put in I will get one for you.

Thanks very much for the offer, but one of my criteria for my collection is that I play at the casino myself to get the chip. The only three exceptions involved casinos I traveled to that wound up having all of their tables closed and no plans to have them open at a time I was likely to be back, so I bought a chip from the cashier in each of those cases. In the case of the D, I'm sure I'll be back in Las Vegas enough to pick one up.

What I would really appreciate is your letting me know when the new chips are in play. Do you anticipate that they will be on the tables in time for my next visit for WoVCon][ in mid May? My guess is that will be too soon. Do you deal craps? If so, maybe I'll make it to your table when I do come for that chip. Otherwise, maybe we can work it out to be on the same side of the table then.
Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 4:11:31 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

I happen to have 2 - one from an international casino that I know isn't in your collection ...


We can probably be certain of that without even knowing the casino. Canada, the Bahamas, and Caribbean Islands are the only sources of international chips in my collection. I played at a few casinos in Egypt back in the 80s, but I wasn't collecting chips then.
Tiltpoul
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March 19th, 2012 at 7:10:51 PM permalink
Quote: Doc


What I would really appreciate is your letting me know when the new chips are in play. Do you anticipate that they will be on the tables in time for my next visit for WoVCon][ in mid May? My guess is that will be too soon. Do you deal craps? If so, maybe I'll make it to your table when I do come for that chip. Otherwise, maybe we can work it out to be on the same side of the table then.



I will join you for that chip grab... I'm kind of looking forward to this trip. My hope is to get chips from all the outer casinos, including Aliante.
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Johnzimbo
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March 19th, 2012 at 7:25:05 PM permalink
I'll be posting pics later...but haven't done so before. I have them loaded on Photobucket, is that an easy way to post them here?
Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 7:40:14 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I will join you for that chip grab... I'm kind of looking forward to this trip. My hope is to get chips from all the outer casinos, including Aliante.

The day I got my chip from Aliante Station it seemed as if it took me about three hours to drive out there and back. I think trying to get all the "outer" casinos on one trip sounds like an ambitious undertaking unless you are going to be in town for more than a week. That assumes that you plan to play at least a little and not just make a buy-and-run at the cashier. My wife gets annoyed at me when I make one of those runs trying to get five or six chips in one day; we hit ten casinos in one day in Reno/Sparks, and I'll let you guess just how pleased she was.

If the D chips are in play by WoVCon][, I think we should try to play a little there that afternoon, since we will already be in the immediate vicinity. I don't remember whether any decision has been made yet about group gaming as part of WoVCon][.
Tiltpoul
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March 19th, 2012 at 7:47:34 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

The day I got my chip from Aliante Station it seemed as if it took me about three hours to drive out there and back. I think trying to get all the "outer" casinos on one trip sounds like an ambitious undertaking unless you are going to be in town for more than a week. That assumes that you plan to play at least a little and not just make a buy-and-run at the cashier. My wife gets annoyed at me when I make one of those runs trying to get five or six chips in one day; we hit ten casinos in one day in Reno/Sparks, and I'll let you guess just how pleased she was.



Understood... actually, I've been to Vegas a few times, so my plan is all day Friday to do a run. I'm not going to try to hit ALL of them, but I want to hit some of the majors I've missed, mainly M, South Point, and the casinos out in Summerlin. I'd also like to get the Station collection and Orleans. I have a lot from Henderson, so I won't need to travel there. I'll try to find a craps table or PGP table or BJ table, play a few rounds, get my dollar, tip a dollar, and leave. I try not to spend more than $100 on such a trip. My experience is I usually leave as soon as I get up a little. It will also be a good way to spend a day, without getting hammered by the Strip.
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Doc
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March 19th, 2012 at 7:47:53 PM permalink
Quote: Johnzimbo

I'll be posting pics later...but haven't done so before. I have them loaded on Photobucket, is that an easy way to post them here?


Read through this thread where klimate10 was trying to learn how to post images that he had stored at photobucket. You'll see the difficulty he had, some suggestions I made, and his eventual success. Maybe that will guide you through the learning process with a little less pain.

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