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RideTheEdge
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June 3rd, 2020 at 1:24:14 PM permalink
California chips, part 3 of 3

Lucky Lady


Casino Marysville


M8trix


Normandie
I've got .50, $2, $3, $5, and two identical $1 chips form Normandie, but others have posted all but the $1. See also this post
Doc
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June 6th, 2020 at 9:42:14 AM permalink
On the previous page of this thread, I made a few posts related to my disappointment that some of the chip images that had been posted in the "official" CCotD posts had subsequently disappeared or become obscured, apparently due to changes at the sites where the images had been hosted. Several days ago, I began scanning through all of those CCotD posts to see how frequent this problem has become.

Well, it turns out that for the 1,288 casinos currently represented in the thread, there are 118 of them for which the chip images are no longer available for us to see. That is annoyingly close to 10% of the casinos. In the vast majority of the cases, the images were originally hosted at photobucket, and I suspect the problem began when that site started to charge for this service, and the posting member declined to participate in that manner. I found that Konbu had shifted from photobucket to imgur at some point, but his earlier CCotD posts have missing chip images.

There have also been a few posts for which the chip images were hosted at tinypic and are now gone. I know nothing about that hosting site.

There are two posts that are a bit more unusual. In one case, the member did not want to go to the effort to write up a CCotD post, but he did have a chip image that he had stored on-line. He sent some info to me, along with a link to the image at postimg.org, and I did the write-up. Now that link is no longer valid. The other case was one where a former member (now banned, I think) apparently edited his post and deleted the links to the chip images. I really have no idea what that was all about.

I have a list of all 118 problem posts, and I am trying to figure out how best to address this issue. I am open to suggestions.
rdw4potus
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June 6th, 2020 at 10:28:01 AM permalink
Quote: Doc


I have a list of all 118 problem posts, and I am trying to figure out how best to address this issue. I am open to suggestions.



Are there places that we've now been to? We could replace images with your chip or mine (or PG's or RTE's), or even re-do the posts as though they were new now.
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett
RideTheEdge
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June 6th, 2020 at 10:46:11 AM permalink
I grant permission to the site WizardofVegas.com and member Doc to store the chip images that I have linked in this thread under the condition that they give credit to member "RideTheEdge." Anyone who has copies of my chip images can share these images with other members for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of this thread as long as these members also agree to these conditions and require subsequent recipients of these images to likewise agree.

Not that it helps with the missing pics, but it can help going forward.

Steve
Doc
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June 6th, 2020 at 11:24:15 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Are there places that we've now been to?

Some of the missing images are from casinos that had ceased to exist years before the image was posted -- before I ever visited the area. Some are from foreign countries. A couple are Chinese New Year commemoratives. Quite a variety of difficulties. In some cases, there are other chips from the same casino (or even the same chip) already posted elsewhere in the thread.

My current thoughts about approaches to deal with this begin with trying to contact the original poster to see whether they still have the chip or at least the image so we can look into how to get them reposted. If images are available, the next step would be to get them hosted somewhere. After that, it would involve the tedium of getting the CCotD posts edited to include links to the revised hosting URL.

The simplistic viewpoint/grumble is that it would be convenient to members if the WoV site hosted images for the posts here, but I understand why the management didn't want to provide permanent storage space for every picture someone might want to post for a moment's amusement.
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June 6th, 2020 at 12:00:31 PM permalink
Las Vegas Part 1 of ?

I think it is okay that I keep posting chip images while the important discussion about how to handle missing images proceeds. Here are some Vegas chips. I was planning to be in Vegas this month for the WSOP. Oh well.

Not surprisingly, most of my Vegas chips have been posted already though there are some where I have one chip (often an odd denomination) that I didn't find. Apologies for any inadvertent duplicates. I'll try 6 casinos per page and will post them as I finish each batch rather than waiting until I finish all of them.

Bally's
I also have a $5 chip with a more orange tint than the chip from RDW that Doc put in his initial post, but the design is the same and my photo doesn't match the color well anyway so I'll leave that off.


Bellagio
RDW has my $5 chip, which Doc posted in his original post, and my $1 is already posted here


Binion's
Another chip used mostly for poker, again because much of my collection is but a shadow of Doc's and RDW's.


Casino Royale
My $1 chip looks like the $5 RDW posted


Circus Circus
This $1 chip from Circus Circus has a design that is very similar to the ceramic Chipco chip Doc posted in his original post, but it's "clay"

zippyboy posted my other $1 chip.
RDW posted a $5 chip here, but I'm going to post a couple more because I'm unsure which of my chips is a duplicate. I have two $5 Circus Circus chips. One of them is similar to RDW's on both sides, while the other is similar on just one side.
Same front and back


Different image on one side


Cromwell
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June 8th, 2020 at 5:06:21 PM permalink
Las Vegas Part 2
The D


Downtown Grand


El Cortez
RDW posted one of my $5
and Doc posted the similar $1. Here are a couple other $5 chips. The 75th anniversary chip is two sided, the other is the same on both sides.



Ellis Island


Excalibur
RDW's $5
The "Party Pit" chip is two sided. The others are the same on both sides.



Fitzgerald's
Not sure whether or not to post anything from Fitzgerald's. I have the $1 "fitz" chip. Doc included Ayecarumba's image in his original post, but that image is marred by a photobucket ad. There is a clear image of the front and back of this chip at the links provided to djteddybear.com (also in Doc's CCotD post), but those are only links and not images. I'll err on the side of redundancy and provide less obscured (but a little due to scanning issue), directly viewable, images.
RideTheEdge
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June 11th, 2020 at 9:23:49 AM permalink
Las Vegas Part 3

Flamingo
My $1 chip differs from Ayecarumba's (in Doc's CCotD post) because of the edge spots. I also have the $1 chip without edge spots.

RDW posted a $5 chip Here are a few more:


Flamingo has a chip for each decade (70s version pictured). I balked at the expense of picking up all of them on one trip, and will get others if I go back. I don't know why I don't like getting many $5 chips in one visit, but it seems okay to spend just as much (eventually) while getting a few chips each time. Same expense and I end up with a less complete collection.

Four Queens

The $5 10.10.10 chip was the start of my indulgence of getting $5 chips. For some reason I found this chip distinctive and saved it, starting me on the expensive path of collecting denominations above $1. I only got the commemorative, not a "plain" $5 from Four Queens. Not sure why I never picked up more $5 chips here.

Fremont
Doc posted my $1 chip and RDW posted my $5. I also have a 25 cent chip and a token.


Gold Coast
As if often the case, Doc has my $1 chip and RDW posted my $5. Here is another $5 chip from Gold Coast.


Golden Gate


Hard Rock
Almost every $5 chip here is different. I started putting aside $5 chips to collect at a poker table in the Hard Rock one day, and then settled on just a single $5 chip (along with a $1 that Doc already posted.) Many of the $25 chips are also different from each other. I hear some people specialize in collecting Hard Rock chips.
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June 27th, 2020 at 11:04:52 AM permalink
I can add one/three more Spanish casino's:

Tenerife have 3 casinos and all have same design on their chips, the only difference is the name.


1 from Casino Playa de Las Americas, mainly used for the side bet on the Caribbean Draw Poker.

1.25 from Casino Taoro in Puerto de la Cruz, not playable and only used to pay Black Jack or the "en prison" rule on roulette.

2.50 use their standard design and is the same on 5-10-50-(100)-250-500 chips.
Torghatten
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June 28th, 2020 at 6:35:39 AM permalink
"Hit Casino" in Warsaw

2.50 Zloty Chip:


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