Saturday, March 30, 2013

New issue Golden Nugget $1 chip

The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas Nevada has released a new $1 casino chip.  It looks similar to the previous issue except that it has a smaller center inlay.  It was issued in March of 2013

Their previous $1 chip issued in July of 2000

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Black Orchid $1 chip sold for $615.00

A Black Orchid $1 Las Vegas casino chip from the 1960's sold for $615.00 on March 28th of 2013.  The casino was only open a short while after opening in 1965.  They were located at 938 West Owens on the near northwest side of town

Note: Update July 2014 - It has been noted that several boxes of chips from this casino have been found. All denominations from this casino had been selling for hundreds of dollars but prices are dropping and what was once a rare chip has become fairly common.

Golden Gate $1 chip sold for $88.16

A Golden Gate $1 Las Vegas casino chip from the 1960's sold for $88.16 on March 28th of 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hard Rock new issue Def Leppard casino chips

The Hard Rock Las Vegas issued limited edition Def Leppard chips on March 27th of 2013.  Released in conjunction with their concert appearances at the Hard Rock.  They released 2,500 of the $5 casino chips and 500 of the $25 chips

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Western is sold for $14 million

The Western Hotel and Casino on East Fremont Street had closed on January 16th of 2012.  Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project bought the shuttered Western Hotel for $14 million, giving his group another chunk of downtown real estate for a possible future project.

The resort, built in 1970 on Fremont Street between Eighth and Ninth streets, was closed last January by owner Tamares Real Estate. Tamares sold it this month to a limited liability company controlled by developer Andrew Donner.

Donner works with Hsieh, the CEO of online retailer Zappos, to acquire properties for Hsieh's $350 million downtown revitalization campaign. The Downtown Project acquired the Western through Donner, people with knowledge of the deal said.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New issue Atlantis Reno $1 chips

The Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada released a new design $1 casino chip in February of 2013

NOTE: On April 26th of 2013 they discontinued this design and issued a new version with a different surface finish and replaced all of the dark green coloring with black ink

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bill's to return as Gansevoort Las Vegas in 2014

Bill's Gamblin' Hall to return as Gansevoort Las Vegas in January of 2014.  Gansevoort Las Vegas will replace the now shuttered Bill's which closed on February 5th for renovations. Caesars is spending $185 million to remodel the entire hotel-casino before turning it over to the New York-based company who operate two hotels in New York and another in Turks and Caicos.

The renovation will bring a new exterior, casino floor, dining, and rooms while adding a spa as well as an already much talked about rooftop pool experience. The 10th floor pool deck will be run by Victor Drai whose long-running nightclub, Drai's After Hours, will return to its former location in the hotel's basement.

Before and after

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lucky Casino $1 chip sold for $178.01

A Lucky Casino $1 casino chip sold for $178.01 on March 10th of 2013.  They were open for 1963 to 1967 and they were located at 117 East Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas

Thursday, March 7, 2013

New issue Az. Charlie's Boulder $1 chips

Arizona Charlie's Boulder in Las Vegas, Nevada has released a new $1 casino chip.  Unofficial reports are they only made 1,500 pieces and it was issued in March of 2013

2nd issue released in 2003

1st issue released on May 23rd of 2000

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New issue Hollywood Perryville MD chips

Hollywood Casino Perryville became the first Maryland casino to offer live table games and with it a complete rack of gaming chips.  They now offers 12 table games, including blackjack, craps and roulette, and a separate eight-table poker room along with slot machines. The table games went live to the public at about 2 p.m. on March 6th of 2013.

Hollywood Casino Perryville became the first state casino when it opened in September 2010. But the casino, off Interstate 95 between Baltimore and Wilmington, Del., has seen business drop since Maryland Live casino opened and they plan to have table games on April 11th.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Resorts World coming to Las Vegas in 2016

The Malaysia-based Genting Group paid Boyd Gaming Corporation a bargain price of $350 million ($4 million an acre) for the Echelon site, where construction of a 5,000-room, $4.8 billion development was halted in August 2008.  It was the former site of the Stardust.

They will be building Resorts World Las Vegas to feature a live panda habitat, a replica of the Great Wall of China, a 7.5-acre indoor water amusement park, tea gardens, outdoor red pagodas, theaters and other family-friendly attractions.  Construction is to start in 2014 with the initial opening of 3,500 hotel rooms and a 175,000 square-foot casino will be in 2016

Genting operates the Resorts World brand in Singapore, New York, Malaysia, and Manila, with casinos in the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, and Australia

Artist Rendering

Monday, March 4, 2013

Horseshoe Cincinnati opens on March 4th

The new Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened on Monday, March the 4th of 2013.  Horseshoe Cincinnati is the state's fourth casino and will be the last of four voter-approved full-service casinos to open in the state in less than one year. Casino owner and developer Rock Ohio Caesars LLC also opened Ohio’s first casino, Horseshoe Cleveland, in May of 2012.

The two-story 400,000-square-foot complex is located on 23 acres in the northeast corner of downtown at Broadway Commons.  They feature 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games and a 31-table World Series of Poker room.  The casino also offers nearly 33,000 square feet of multi-purpose and special function space for social, corporate, private and live entertainment events.

Same center design on other denominations

Click on pics for larger views

Sunday, March 3, 2013

TraveLodge $1 casino chip sold for $232.50

A TraveLodge $1 Las Vegas casino chip sold for $232.50 on March 3rd of 2013.  They were located at 3111 East Tropicana Avenue and they were open from 1982 to 1990