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RideTheEdge
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May 25th, 2020 at 10:07:18 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Sequim
Casino: Seven Cedars

My cousin got married in Seattle in the summer of 2016. After the wedding my son and I rented a car and went camping in Olympic National Park. Wouldn't you know there was a casino on the way. I stopped on the way back to grab some chips but didn't stay since my son had no interest.

(edited to remove erroneous claim that I lack Suquamish Clearwater chips, stay tuned...)


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May 26th, 2020 at 5:01:17 AM permalink
State: Washington
City: Suquamish
Casino: Clearwater

Somehow I missed this casino when reviewing what I had to share.

To get to my cousin's wedding back in 2016, we took a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, and then a shuttle bus to a very nice place on the water for the ceremony and party. In addition to the wedding party shuttle, there was a casino shuttle meeting the ferry and we drove right by the casino itself. I was pretty sure I could walk to the casino after the wedding and take the casino shuttle to the ferry to get back to the hotel. For some reason this made my family nervous. To placate them I missed the chance to see the casino that night.

We had to take that same ferry to get to Olympic National Park, and drove right by that same casino. Time didn't allow a stop since we had a drive ahead of us and still had to check in, rent a bear canister, and hike in to the first night's campsite before it got too dark. So again I drive by the casino without the pleasure of a visit.

I thought we stopped here on the way back, but when reviewing my chips I found the Seven Cedars chips (see last post) and somehow missed these. I just went through all my chips again preparing to share chips that haven't been pictured yet and there they were. I had a chance to stop in quickly for chips after all.


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May 27th, 2020 at 12:19:28 PM permalink
State: West Virginia
City: Charles Town
Casino: Hollywood
Year: 2011 (Rabbit)


While scanning the chips to include as additional images for casinos that are already covered in this list, I discovered a Chinese New Year chip from West Virginia. I've also see one of these in Foxwoods, but was unable to obtain one for my collection. This is barely distinguishable from a normal $5 chip, but is clearly marked "Year of the Rabbit."

When I collected this chip my employer was based in Connecticut, but they built an office in Virginia that they staffed up over time. I used to go back and forth with stops at casinos on the way back. This casino was close enough to the office that I took a day when I was in Virginia to stop there, play some cards, and pick up some chips. There might not have been a no limit game when I went because I remember playing 3/6 limit hold 'em. This was a white chip game, so the rack had to have a lot of white chips to handle rebuys. One dealer was unhappy with so many white chips in his rack, and had most of them swapped out for higher denominations. Subsequent dealers suffered through a rack that was not suited to the game.

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May 27th, 2020 at 4:38:40 PM permalink
I think it has been quite a while since our last entry in the index for Chinese New Year Commemorative Chips. (Edit: Well, only a little over three years, but that chip image has unfortunately disappeared from the server that was hosting it.) Glad at least that I already had a category set up to include this chip.

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