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January 9th, 2022 at 7:08:54 AM permalink
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... Paradise in Yuma has brought back their table games. I went in 2016 or so and they didnít have any tables so I guess Iíll have to make my way over there at some point again.
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Man! By quoting my whole post about the Paradise casino and its chip, you dredged up some memories for me that had been buried rather deep. I think I have only been to Yuma three times in my life, twice in 2003 while on multi-state, work adventures and again in 2010 on a pleasure excursion, visiting that casino each time.

The first of those three visits, the work team I was with had spent the previous week in Barstow, CA before heading to Yuma. My colleagues insisted we were not going to spend our weekend in either Barstow or Yuma. Following their guidance, I joined them for two nights on my first visit ever to Las Vegas! I'll probably never make it to the Yuma area again.
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January 9th, 2022 at 9:47:36 AM permalink
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... Paradise in Yuma has brought back their table games. I went in 2016 or so and they didnít have any tables so I guess Iíll have to make my way over there at some point again.
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Man! By quoting my whole post about the Paradise casino and its chip, you dredged up some memories for me that had been buried rather deep. I think I have only been to Yuma three times in my life, twice in 2003 while on multi-state, work adventures and again in 2010 on a pleasure excursion, visiting that casino each time.

The first of those three visits, the work team I was with had spent the previous week in Barstow, CA before heading to Yuma. My colleagues insisted we were not going to spend our weekend in either Barstow or Yuma. Following their guidance, I joined them for two nights on my first visit ever to Las Vegas! I'll probably never make it to the Yuma area again.
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Good memories I hope. I mean itís not exactly an exciting area in comparison to Vegas lol. I would never return but I have an addiction and need the chip.
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January 9th, 2022 at 10:24:01 AM permalink
Iíve been putting off posting my collection I grabbed in Texas earlier this year because honestly I donít even know how many of the places Iím going to remember being in lol. Iíve run out of other chips to post so I guess Iíll start Texas later and apologize now for my lack of record keeping.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
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January 9th, 2022 at 12:24:19 PM permalink
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Category: Central America
City: Panama City, Panama
Casino: Majestic


Today's chip of the day is from the Majestic Casino in Panama City, Panama. I took an Uber for a whopping $2.50 to Majestic from Ocean Sun, I might need to take a loan out for all these Ubers. Majestic Casino is located inside of the Multicentro Mall beside the Radisson Hotel. I came across a few casinos in shopping malls in South America in 2019. Both Casinocity and the casino's website say that they have 370 slots and 30 table games which makes me think I might have missed a HL tables area or a poker room cause I sure didn't see 30 tables.

I played BJ to get my chip as I usually do but the game was odd. They had an added pay for making 21 like a side bet but you didn't have to make an extra bet. I checked all the rules and nothing was different to make up for the extra pays. The extra pays ranged from 2-1 for 5 card 21 and whatever the bottom of the card I will post says all the way to 20-1 for 3 suited 7's. The picture of the payout card isn't great as they were telling me not to take a picture as I did it. The other part of this was that they would pay you for the 21 as soon as you made it but then would still pay you 1-1 on the normal bet if your hand won. Once I made a 6 card 21 betting $10 so she paid me $30 and then made 21 as well so my $10 bet pushed. Another hand I had a $15 bet and got paid $45 for another 6 card 21 and then when the dealer made 18 I got paid $15 again, I was so confused. Almost forgot, I won $100 and then paid $6.88 to cash out my $125 in chips.

The chip is one of the worst in my collection of 1012 chips which is saying something. The edges of the chip are grinded down so bad that when I hold it with other chips this chip is noticeably smaller. The chip is beige with 8 suits around the edge of the chip. The chip is white with the Majestic logo of a joker's hat in orange and brown. The casino name is half orange and brown while the denom is orange and the location is brown. The other side of the chip has the casino owner's name (Cirsa), logo (apple with a hurricane inside it?) and the casino name in blue. The denom is orange again. Cirsa is also the owner of the Majestic Casino that I visited in Lima, Peru.






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PokerGrinder,

This rack card is reminiscent of the rules for Spanish21... Did you happen to notice if all the 10's, J's, Q's, and K's were present?

However, if you get paid TWICE for your bonus 21 hands, the game is +EV off-the-top, even is they're using Spanish decks.

Dog Hand

P.S. I enjoy these CoTD posts!
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January 9th, 2022 at 12:58:09 PM permalink
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Category: Central America
City: Panama City, Panama
Casino: Majestic


Today's chip of the day is from the Majestic Casino in Panama City, Panama. I took an Uber for a whopping $2.50 to Majestic from Ocean Sun, I might need to take a loan out for all these Ubers. Majestic Casino is located inside of the Multicentro Mall beside the Radisson Hotel. I came across a few casinos in shopping malls in South America in 2019. Both Casinocity and the casino's website say that they have 370 slots and 30 table games which makes me think I might have missed a HL tables area or a poker room cause I sure didn't see 30 tables.

I played BJ to get my chip as I usually do but the game was odd. They had an added pay for making 21 like a side bet but you didn't have to make an extra bet. I checked all the rules and nothing was different to make up for the extra pays. The extra pays ranged from 2-1 for 5 card 21 and whatever the bottom of the card I will post says all the way to 20-1 for 3 suited 7's. The picture of the payout card isn't great as they were telling me not to take a picture as I did it. The other part of this was that they would pay you for the 21 as soon as you made it but then would still pay you 1-1 on the normal bet if your hand won. Once I made a 6 card 21 betting $10 so she paid me $30 and then made 21 as well so my $10 bet pushed. Another hand I had a $15 bet and got paid $45 for another 6 card 21 and then when the dealer made 18 I got paid $15 again, I was so confused. Almost forgot, I won $100 and then paid $6.88 to cash out my $125 in chips.

The chip is one of the worst in my collection of 1012 chips which is saying something. The edges of the chip are grinded down so bad that when I hold it with other chips this chip is noticeably smaller. The chip is beige with 8 suits around the edge of the chip. The chip is white with the Majestic logo of a joker's hat in orange and brown. The casino name is half orange and brown while the denom is orange and the location is brown. The other side of the chip has the casino owner's name (Cirsa), logo (apple with a hurricane inside it?) and the casino name in blue. The denom is orange again. Cirsa is also the owner of the Majestic Casino that I visited in Lima, Peru.






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PokerGrinder,

This rack card is reminiscent of the rules for Spanish21... Did you happen to notice if all the 10's, J's, Q's, and K's were present?

However, if you get paid TWICE for your bonus 21 hands, the game is +EV off-the-top, even is they're using Spanish decks.

Dog Hand

P.S. I enjoy these CoTD posts!
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Yes I checked and they were using the normal decks of cards. I found out from a friend that it is positive off the top but the max bet was $50 and Panama has a 5.5% cash out fee so Iím not sure if it would be worth much.

Iím glad you enjoy, sometimes I wonder when nobody responds for weeks lol.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
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January 10th, 2022 at 10:06:26 PM permalink
State: Texas
City: Carrollton
Casino: Hideaway


Today's chip of the day is from The Hideaway Poker Club in Carrollton, Texas. The Hideaway Poker Club is in a suburb north of Dallas that runs 8 poker tables. When I got there they had a couple tables running. Since gambling isn't legal in Texas these cardrooms get around that rule by charging a daily, monthly or yearly membership fee along with an hourly fee to rent a seat at a table. No rake is taken so "technically" the club is legal but that is constantly debated and sometimes cops like to show up and shut down these types of clubs. Technically the chips in play are also not supposed to be used as tips so some of the clubs use tip chips, dollar bills or just say eff it and let the players tip the dealers with the normal chips. The next 50 or so chip of the days will be from these type of clubs around various Texas cities that I visited in March/April of last year. I played 1/3 NL Holdem for 2 or 3 hours before calling it a night as I had driven quite a few hours from Mississippi through Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma on a multiple day collecting trip. This club did use the tip chip and I almost kept one because it was so neat looking but I didn't know what I would do with it as it had no denomination on it.

The chip I did keep is blue with 4 edge inserts that are purple inside of beige and look kind of like a corn nut to me. There is a textured pattern around the edge of the chip. The centre inlay is white with the club name in grey and blue with the logo being pocket aces (clubs and spades I think but it is hard to know for sure given the size). The denom is gold with black edging.

This was the only picture that I had of the tip chips.


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January 11th, 2022 at 8:45:14 AM permalink
Wow! We are now just two months shy of a decade that this thread has been active, and this is just the second posted chip EVER from the state of Texas. Member rdw4potus posted the first such chip, from a tribal casino that claimed it wasn't really in Texas and still was having conflict with the state. And now PG has 50+ Texas casino (poker room) chips to show us. Have at it, man!
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January 11th, 2022 at 9:18:44 PM permalink
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Iím glad you enjoy, sometimes I wonder when nobody responds for weeks lol.



Hi PG and everyone!
I'm sure many people are enjoying your posts but quietly, like me hahaha
I collected a few chips from Spain around September but kept pushing off the write up.
Maybe after you are done with all your TX chips I will have it ready...
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January 11th, 2022 at 11:33:36 PM permalink
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This club did use the tip chip and I almost kept one because it was so neat looking but I didn't know what I would do with it as it had no denomination on it.
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Isn't there an old saying about not taking the wooden nickels? ;)
May the cards fall in your favor.
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January 12th, 2022 at 2:18:55 AM permalink
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Wow! We are now just two months shy of a decade that this thread has been active, and this is just the second posted chip EVER from the state of Texas. Member rdw4potus posted the first such chip, from a tribal casino that claimed it wasn't really in Texas and still was having conflict with the state. And now PG has 50+ Texas casino (poker room) chips to show us. Have at it, man!
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I actually miscounted and only had 48 Texas chips to post. I did also stop at Kickapoo Lucky Eagle but since RDW posted that one years ago I obviously won't be.
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