Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fremont $1 casino chip sold for $51.25

A Hotel Fremont $1 Las Vegas casino chip from the 1950's sold for $51.25 on January 30th of 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Pioneer Club 25 cent chip sold for $63.00

A Pioneer Club 25 cent Las Vegas casino chip from the 1950's sold for $63.00 on January 21st of 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New issue Jackpot Crossing chips

The Jackpot Crossing Casino in Carson City, Nevada has released a whole new rack of casino chips.  They had opened in May of 2010 as a "slots only" establishment but they have added table games in January of 2013 and released a full spread of chips from $1 and up.  It was previously the Silver Dollar Casino which closed in May of 2010

Same center inlay design on all denominations

New issue Carson Station $1 chips

The Carson Station Casino in Carson City, Nevada has released a new $1 casino chip.  They had gone to a "slots only" establishment but they have just brought back some blackjack and craps tables in January of 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Orbit Inn $100 chip sold for $119.00

An Orbit Inn $100 Las Vegas casino chip issued in 1976 sold for $119.00 on January 18th of 2013. The casino was located in the downtown area at 707 East Fremont Street.  They closed in 1987

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Holiday Casino $5 chip sold for $75.05

A Holiday Casino $5 Las Vegas casino chip from the 1970's sold for $75.05 on January 17th of 2013.  The casino closed in 1992 and the location became Harrah's

Monday, January 14, 2013

Aladdin $1 casino chip sold for $461.99

An Aladdin $1 Las Vegas casino chip sold for $461.99 on January 14th of 2013.  This is probably the rarest Aladdin one dollar chip since very few have ever surfaced until recently.  Two similar chips were sold, one in August of 2012 for $2,175.00 and another in October of 2012 for $960.00 so we'll see if any more of these turn up and for how much the next one will sell for..

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Margaritaville Atlantic City to open Memorial Day 2013

Singer Jimmy Buffett is bringing one of his Margaritaville casino entertainment complexes to Atlantic City.  The project will be built as an addition to the Resorts Casino Hotel.  Construction on the project has begun and is heading for a Memorial Day grand opening now that New Jersey’s environmental agency has given approval for the beachfront project of the LandShark Bar.

Margaritaville is the main part of a $60 million facelift for Resorts this year. Other upgrades include refurbished bathrooms for 259 guest rooms in the Ocean Tower, a new high-limit slots area, a new food court on the casino floor and two new VIP lounges.  The VIP lounges have opened, representing a far more upscale enclave than Resorts’ previous private clubs. Members of Resorts’ Paramount and Epic customer-loyalty programs are allowed to enter the clubs.

While work on the LandShark Bar & Grill is going on in public view from the beach and Boardwalk, other parts of the Margaritaville project are under way inside the casino, some concealed by a construction wall.

Artist conceptions
(click on pictures for larger view)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Frontier Hotel $5 chip sold for $108.77

A Frontier Hotel $5 Las Vegas casino chip issued in 1967 sold for $108.77 on January 12th of 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New issue Harrah's Laughlin $1 chips

Harrah's Casino in Laughlin, Nevada has released a new $1 casino chip.  It looks similar to the previous issue except that it is a smaller center inlay on a different type of mold.  They also changed the logo style and added "Laughlin" in bolder letters

Their previous $1 casino chip