Monday, October 28, 2013

Riviera $5 casino chip sold for $3,051.00

A Riviera $5 Las Vegas casino chip issued in the 1950's sold for $3,051.00 on October 27th of 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Downtown Grand opens on October 27th

The downtown Las Vegas resort property once known as the Lady Luck opened on October 27th of 2013 as the Downtown Grand. The investment made by the property’s owner, CIM Group, was about $100 million. The Downtown Grand, located at Third Street and Ogden Avenue, features 634 rooms, about 600 slot machines and 30 table games.  The same center inlay design was used on all denominations

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New issue Tropicana LV $1 casino chip

The Tropicana in Las Vegas has issued a new $1 casino chip.  It was released in October of 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Riviera Black Hawk now called Monarch Casino

The Riviera in Black Hawk, Colorado is now called the Monarch Casino.  New chips were released on October 21st of 2013.  The same center inlay design was used on all denominations

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bill's Gamblin' Hall will not return as Gansevoort

Bill's Gamblin' Hall was going to return as Gansevoort Las Vegas in January of 2014.  The now shuttered Bill's closed on February 5th of 2013 for renovations. Caesars is spending $185 million to remodel the entire hotel-casino.  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.

During a routine background check of Caesars’ business partners, they took issue with an investor in New York-based Gansevoort.  The investor, a German businessman, is reputed to have ties to organized crime in Russia. Gansevoort was not expected to seek licensing by Nevada gaming regulators for the Strip project. The arraignment between Caesars and Gansevoort was strictly a licensing and marketing deal.  A Caesars spokesman confirmed Sunday that Gansevoort was being dropped from $185 million Strip project and a new name would be chosen.

Before and after

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Landmark $1 chip sells for $305.00

A Landmark first issue $1 Las Vegas casino chip released in 1969 sold for $305.00 on October 17th of 2013