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.
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).
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.Quote: Doc
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.
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.
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.
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?