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JimRockford
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June 18th, 2022 at 8:47:55 PM permalink
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Excellent addition to the CCotD thread! While this is the 98th Asian casino covered in this thread, it is the very first one from South Korea. I am hoping that these latest two posts suggest that you have more to come for us. ???
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Well I知 afraid I知 about to disappoint you, Doc. I知 not a collector. I really enjoyed reading all of the Texas posts from PG. and I wanted to share the cheap ugly chip from the little poker room that started the current Texas poker boom. Then I noticed you didn稚 have a Korean chip so I thought I壇 share that one too.
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June 24th, 2022 at 1:43:01 PM permalink
I知 done with what I致e been doing in casinos for the last five months so I知 hitting the road for a bit. I値l be collecting about 25 chips over the next 10 days and I think about half of those will be new to the thread.
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June 25th, 2022 at 2:06:37 PM permalink
Have fun in your travels. I look forward to seeing the new chips!
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June 29th, 2022 at 12:49:34 AM permalink
I ran into quite a bit of trouble with chip collecting in NM. Taos Mountain has permanently removed their tables and to be frank, I don稚 understand where in that tiny casino they used to have tables lol. OhKay Casino has permanently removed their tables and although Tesuque has tables the casino is closed on Monday and Tuesday and the days that I had to pass through were those days of course. Sky City痴 tables are still closed from Covid so I only collected chips from Route 66, Northern Edge and Fire Rock. I head to Arizona tomorrow before going to Vegas the following day.
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June 29th, 2022 at 10:22:09 PM permalink
I visited Yavapai and Bucky痴 tonight in AZ and I was 99% sure Yavapai no longer had tables and they don稚, Bucky痴 uses $1 and $5 chips from Bucky痴 and $25 and $100 chips from Yavapai for some reason.
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RideTheEdge
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July 2nd, 2022 at 11:47:02 AM permalink
During a fishing trip in Montana I managed to escape for a few hours and get some chips from poker games in Missoula. I have some chips to post and would like advice on how to populate the official CCotD header.

The challenge is the name of the "casino." Apparently the way the poker games work in Montana is that any place with a liquor license is allowed to host a poker game, but the game is usually run by another outfit, not the venue itself. I played at two places, a VFW and a bar.

The game at the VFW is advertised on PokerAtlas as "VFW Poker" and was run by "BC Poker." BC is the initials of the guy who owns the poker outfit. They had 2 different chips in play. The 50 cent chip was labelled "BC Poker" while the other chips were from the now closed Silver Tip Casino. My guess is that there would be two entries for these chips: one for the defunct room with re-purposed chips and the other for BC Poker. Doc, does this sound right to you? As a side note, the dealer said they will be getting new VFW chips at some point, so if any enterprising chip collector goes through Missoula after those chips are put in play then they might have the honor of a fresh VFW CCotD post if the concensus is that I *not* make a VFW post.

The second game at the bar was run by an outfit called "Poker Montana." At the time it looked like this outfit might run several games in the state, possibly more than one in Missoula, but I cannot access their website now from home. They blocked access to pokermontana.com, perhaps because I'm out of state? Weird to have access blocked. The chips say "Poker Montana." So, title the post with the name of the bar, or "Poker Montana?" If the entry is for Poker Montana and someone goes to the other locations with similar chips, then I guess they would not be able to make a post. This is similar to the way we handled the Amsterdam casinos.
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July 2nd, 2022 at 1:33:26 PM permalink
My go to is to use the name on the chip unless it痴 obvious they are using them from another casino. I would title it poker Montana personally. I think Doc is going to have an opposite opinion,
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July 2nd, 2022 at 3:18:33 PM permalink
I normally think of casino chips as having the name of the establishment where the games are played, but it seems things are not always so consistent. In these cases, my first inclination is usually to go with the name that appears on the chip, but if such chips are used in numerous places, we try to indicate where this particular chip was collected. I also frequently try to check how other sites have listed the establishment and its chips.

One source for such info is the Museum of Gaming History Chip Guide. That guide does list chips from several VFW posts in Montana, but I think all of those say "VFW" right on the chip. They do list a place as "Poker Club, The" in Missoula, but they say that place closed in 1980. They also list a chip from the "Poker Chip Bar" located in Red Lodge, but I have no idea whether that has any connection to the place you visited. They don't seem to have anything listed as "Poker Montana", but they have a number of chips listed with names beginning with "Montana". I don't think any of those give very useful guidance.

I think I would just need to leave this to your preferences, with the request that you make it clear the name of the establishment and the town/city where it was located. At this time, the thread only has five chips from Montana, so maybe the confusion level won't grow too high.
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July 2nd, 2022 at 3:40:03 PM permalink
Here is a thought:
- The Silvertip Cardroom chips were clearly from the Silvertip originally even though they are currently used at the VFW. In the past I've been encouraged to use the room the chips originally came from, so I think these chips should have their own Silvertip post. MOGH has them here: http://chipguide.themogh.org/cg_chip2.php?id=MTMIST&v=2275654917
- The BC Poker chips were collected at the VFW, but maybe they are also used elsewhere. MOGH doesn't have a VFW entry for Missoula. Perhaps just call this "BC Poker at VFW" even though nobody else uses that designation? My inclination is to use "BC Poker" and note in the description where they were collected.
- The Poker Montana chips were collected at Stockman's in Missoula. That room has an MOGH entry here: http://chipguide.themogh.org/cg_chip2.php?id=MTMIS1&v=462227808 but the current chip image looks similar to the chip-like image below. Thanks go to Dieter for digging up the Poker Montana facebook page containing that image. Unfortunately I didn't have time to go to the Hilton where Poker Montana also runs the game to see if they use the same chips. Perhaps call this "Poker Montana at Stockman's?" There is precedent for using the name on the chip instead. The "Granite State Poker" chips may have been used at several cardrooms under the same umbrella, though by the time I first saw them they were in use at Manch Vegas in Manchester NH and I later saw these same cheap plastic chips in Keene, NH. My inclination is to label this entry "Poker Montana" and note in the description where it came from. This would probably mean no posts for other rooms that use the same chip.

I can just decide and make some posts as Doc suggests, but I get the idea some of us enjoy discussing or arguing about this sort of detail.

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July 2nd, 2022 at 5:31:29 PM permalink
I just collected the last chip I needed from Arizona.
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