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November 16th, 2021 at 11:33:26 AM permalink
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State: New Mexico
City: Albuquerque
Casino: Isleta


Today's chip of the day is from Isleta Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



My older son wants to visit New Mexico because it's so unusual politically, compared to other states. My younger son would like to visit Albuquerque because "Weird Al" Yankovic made a song about it!
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November 16th, 2021 at 1:35:07 PM permalink
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Take a look at the upper-left corner of this web page and tell me whether that is convincing enough.
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November 17th, 2021 at 7:06:09 AM permalink
State: New Mexico
City: Mescalero
Casino: Inn of the Mountain Gods


Today's chip of the day is from Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico. Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino opened on 3/15/2005 and has 640 slots and 33 table games and poker tables. I stopped at this middle of nowhere casino on my way from Black Hawk to El Paso, TX during that weird cold spell in Texas earlier this year. I ended up making a couple grand playing off some good slot plays which is not surprising as these out of the way casinos usually don't tend to have many vultures so there can be some decent money to be made when stopping through. I grabbed my chip while losing $400 playing BJ which I remember because I only won 2 hands in my short visit to the table games. I had some pretty good nachos at their bar/restaurant before heading to El Paso.

The chip is a white RHC with 4 blue edge inserts and an oversized inlay. The inlay has a light blue outer layer with the casino name and location in black. The inner white portion has an Aboriginal design which includes the denom in the middle. I am not even going to try and explain what the design on either side of the chip is.

Tomorrow we are taking a road trip to Florida.


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November 18th, 2021 at 9:31:25 AM permalink
State: Florida
City: Hialeah
Casino: Hialeah Park


Today's chip of the day is from Hialeah Park in Hialeah, Florida. Hialeah Park opened on 8/142013 and is listed as having 868 slots and 32 poker tables but they do list table games on their website so possibly they weren't open because of covid. I played poker for about 20 minutes to collect a chip. I would have stayed longer but I had a friend collecting with me and we had quite a few more casinos to visit in the Miami area that night,

The chip is white with 3 sets of blue needle nose plier inserts and 12 blue blue dots around the chip like a clock. The centre inlay is blue with the casino name, denom and 2 flamingos logo in a darker pink. The casino name is black across what looks like a ribbon.

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November 18th, 2021 at 12:31:36 PM permalink
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,,, is listed as having 868 slots and 32 poker tables but they do list table games on their website so possibly ....


Hmmm. Maybe I need to check out some FL casinos a little closer. I saw several listed as having slots and poker but with no other table games listed. Since I am not really a poker player, I skipped those places when I was collecting chips on trips to that state. Maybe I missed some opportunities.
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November 18th, 2021 at 12:45:38 PM permalink
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,,, is listed as having 868 slots and 32 poker tables but they do list table games on their website so possibly ....


Hmmm. Maybe I need to check out some FL casinos a little closer. I saw several listed as having slots and poker but with no other table games listed. Since I am not really a poker player, I skipped those places when I was collecting chips on trips to that state. Maybe I missed some opportunities.
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I actually misread the website and they donít have real table games but quite a few of the miami area card rooms did have a few table games. My memory sucks but I played table games in at least 3 Miami area card rooms that werenít the Seminole casinos.
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November 18th, 2021 at 1:39:25 PM permalink
The eight souvenir chips I have from Florida include six that contain the Seminole name and two that are from day-cruise boats, one from the Atlantic side and one from the Gulf. I sailed on another Atlantic day-cruise boat only to learn that they used the same chip I already had. Might have changed that by now, but I haven't been back.

I know I have seen ads and maybe even a few buildings for card rooms, but I was given the impression that none of them had house-banked table games (like BJ or craps) or even third-party-banked games like I played in California.
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November 18th, 2021 at 2:13:17 PM permalink
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I know I have seen ads and maybe even a few buildings for card rooms, but I was given the impression that none of them had house-banked table games (like BJ or craps) or even third-party-banked games like I played in California.

I think most cardrooms in FL have 3rd party-banked games now. I know both Best Bet locations in the Jacksonville area have Pai Gow, 3-Card Poker, and UTH.
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November 18th, 2021 at 10:18:08 PM permalink
Youíre correct, Pensacola had a few tables and I think the same for the Tampa Bay card rooms. I think there were only a few spots that didnít have at least a couple table games.

Edit: oh and creek entertainment definitely had tables as well.
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November 19th, 2021 at 3:28:20 AM permalink
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Youíre correct, Pensacola had a few tables and I think the same for the Tampa Bay card rooms. I think there were only a few spots that didnít have at least a couple table games.

Edit: oh and creek entertainment definitely had tables as well.
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Palm Beach Kennel Club didn't have any table games.
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