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rdw4potus
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April 19th, 2011 at 4:18:56 PM permalink
When I was in NV in October, I stopped by the Searchlight Nugget on my way from LV to Laughlin. I was there mid-week, and was told that the BL tables were only open on weekends. Searchlight Nugget is one of the only southern NV casinos that I don't yet have a casino chip from. I'd like to pick one up when I'm in town in June. Does anyone know if their BJ tables are open on Sunday nights?
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DJTeddyBear
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April 20th, 2011 at 4:36:21 AM permalink
Is the cage open? You can always ask to purchase one from them....
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rdw4potus
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April 20th, 2011 at 5:23:28 AM permalink
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Is the cage open? You can always ask to purchase one from them....



That failed when I was there. I guess they put all the chips back in the tray/locked away when the table isn't open.
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7outlineaway
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April 20th, 2011 at 5:44:15 AM permalink
I'd call that cheating, anyway. I do the same thing, keep a $1 check (or foreign equivalent) from every casino I play in. But I have to play a table game and receive the check through the act of playing for it to count.
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April 25th, 2011 at 7:20:21 AM permalink
I'm afraid I don't know the details on their table schedules. I was aware that it was a weekends thing there, so I picked up my souvenir chip on a Saturday afternoon. It happened to be Kentucky Derby Day -- May 1, 2010 -- and everyone was glued to the TV with no tables open until after SuperSaver won the race.

The manager opened a table for me and dealt the game himself. When I mentioned that I had specifically come there to add to my chip collection, he went to a storage room and got a mint chip out of the box for me. In case you are not aware of it, the $1 "chips" at the Searchlight Nugget are metal tokens. Having one in mint condition makes a lot of difference in the legibility.

I have admitted in an earlier post that my collection (now representing 234 casinos) includes three chips that I got without actually gambling. In each case, the tables were not operating while I was there, and I did not have reasonable expectations of getting back while they were open. Those casinos are the Hyatt Regency at Lake Las Vegas (which I knew would be closing the following week), the Silver Saddle in Las Vegas (which I described in this post as a place I would not choose to revisit), and the Saddle West in Pahrump (which is far enough out of the way that I might not get back there any time soon).
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April 27th, 2011 at 5:19:12 PM permalink
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Those casinos are the Hyatt Regency at Lake Las Vegas (which I knew would be closing the following week),

Casino Monte Lago at Lake Las Vegas recently got their business license back. Hopefully, the gaming license will be restored by the NGC in time for your next visit.
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Doc
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April 27th, 2011 at 5:49:50 PM permalink
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Casino Monte Lago at Lake Las Vegas recently got their business license back. Hopefully, the gaming license will be restored by the NGC in time for your next visit.


The former Hyatt Regency (now named Loews and without a casino) and the Casino Monte Lago are completely different facilities on different sides of the lake. I have souvenir $1 chips from both of them, having played at Monte Lago but having to purchase the Hyatt Regency chip from the cashier, since the tables were closed and the whole place was closing before I could get back.

If the Monte Lago were to reopen under a different name, I would be back to get another souvenir.
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April 28th, 2011 at 7:18:50 AM permalink
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rdw4potus
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June 24th, 2011 at 1:24:34 PM permalink
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I think Monte Lago actually received its temporary gaming license already. Should be opening soon.



It's open, and quite beautifully redone. Unfortunately for me, they've replaced all of their live-dealt games with shufflemaster video terminals. I can't decide if the fact that I played SM BJ there after the reopening means that I can buy a chip for my collection online.
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June 24th, 2011 at 1:46:49 PM permalink
Searchlight Nugget has quite possibly the best Blackjack game in the state of Nevada.

Not the best rules, or best penetration or anything. Just the best game. Definitely recommended. As close as you'll get to a home game without being, you know, illegal.

Only casino I've been where the cashier doubles as the cocktail waitress. Also, they have regular Coors beer. Have you ever seen that anywhere?

Pick up a copy of "The Camp That Wouldn't Quit" by favorite son Harry Reid while you are there. On sale at the cage.

Did you ever get the chip?
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