Monday, March 31, 2014

Tortoise Rock Casino opens March 31, 2014

The Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, California will celebrate its grand opening on March 31st of 2014.

Tortoise Rock Casino is owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. This entertainment destination in Twentynine Palms, California is situated between the Joshua Tree National Park and the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The casino offers 30,000 square feet of gaming space, with 490 Slot Machines, 7 Table Games and live poker. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians also owns and operates Spotlight 29 Casino in nearby Coachella, California.

Same inlay design on all denominations

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Showboat $1 casino chip sold for $357.00

A Showboat $1 Las Vegas casino chip from the 1950's sold for $357.00 on March 30th of 2014.  According to manufacturer records there were 1,000 made

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Harrah's Tunica to close June 2nd of 2014

Caesars Entertainment will close its Harrah's casino in Tunica on June 2nd of 2014.  Caesars has two other casinos in Tunica that will remain open, the Horseshoe Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse Hotel and Casino.  The company has attempted to sell the casino without success but plans to continue to try to sell it up to the closing date

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Boulder Club 25 cent chip sold for $250.39

A Boulder Club 25 cent Las Vegas casino chip from the 1950's sold for $250.39 on March 26th of 2014.  The casino was located at 118 East Fremont Street and was open from 1931 to 1960.  Chip was described as being in excellent condition with very slight wear with a bold hot stamp inlay

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sahara $1 casino chip for sale

A Sahara $1 Las Vegas casino chip from the 1970's is for sale at our ChipWorx WebStore.   Chip is in good used condition.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New issue Carson Nugget $1 chip

The Carson Nugget in Carson City, Nevada has issued a commemorative $1 chip celebrating their 60th anniversary.  It was released in March of 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

El Cortez $5 chip sold for $9,999.99

An El Cortez $5 Las Vegas casino chip issued in the 1950's sold for $9,999.99 on March 16th of 2014.  It was sold on ebay at a Buy-It-Now price.  There are only several known to exist of this rare chip

Monday, March 17, 2014

Franklin Bros. $5 chip sold for $298.11

A Franklin Bros. Casino $5 downtown Las Vegas casino chip sold for $298.11 on March 16th of 2014.  The casino was open from December of 1989 to April of 1992. The casino was located at 707 East Fremont Street which had previously been the Orbit Inn.  They only had live table games for a short while which made this fairly scarce.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Horizon Tahoe closing & renamed Park Tahoe

The Horizon Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe is closing April 1st of 2014 and will be renamed the Park Tahoe Casino Resort. Renovation of the resort is planned starting April 1st and the Park Tahoe is expected to open before the end of the year.

Update July 18, 2014: Their plans have changed and they will reopen in late 2014 or early 2015 as a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Union Plaza 2nd issue $1 chip for sale

A Union Plaza 2nd issue $1 casino chip issued in the 1970's is for sale at our ChipWorx WebStore. Chip is in great used condition.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Flamingo "Bugsy" $5 chip sold for $600.00

A Flamingo $5 LasVegas casino chip sold for $600.00 on March 8th of 2014.  This design dates back to when the mobster Bugsy Malone owned it

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lotus Inn $5 casino chip sold for $1,080.00

A Lotus Inn $5 casino chip sold for $1,080.00 on March 7th of 2014.  The motel casino was located at 1213 Las Vegas Blvd. South which is about halfway between the north end of The Strip and Downtown.  It was open from 1973 to 1978

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Milton Prell's Aladdin $5 chip sold for $620.00

A 1st issue Milton Prell's Aladdin $5 casino chip issued in 1966 sold for $620.00 on March 6th of 2014.  The casino was sold in 1968 and they dropped Milton Prell's name from the casino

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Joker Skull poker chip card guard for sale

A custom design Joker Skull poker chip that poker players use to secure their cards. When not actively looking at them, players position the card guard protector over their cards which protects them from being accidentally exposed or folded. Fans of the imprinted design who are not poker players use them as paper weights on their desk or display them on a shelf. A great conversation piece.  Visit our website for a large selection of card guards