Monday, June 13, 2016

New chips for Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

The Hyatt Regency Grand Lodge Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada have issued new casino chips.  They released new $1, $2.50 and $5 chips and are still using the old brass core styles on the $25 and up denominations.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Flamingo $5 casino chip sold for $1,971.00

A Flamingo $5 LasVegas casino chip sold for $1,971.00 on June 12th of 2016.  This design dates back to 1946 when the mobster Bugsy Malone owned it

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mizpah Club new issue casino chips

The Mizpah Club in Tonopah, Nevada have issued casino chips in June of 2016.  On the $5 and up denominations they used the same center inlay design and used the nicer chip blanks

Friday, June 10, 2016

Horseshoe Cincinnati renamed Jack Cincinnati Casino

Jack Cincinnati Casino opened on June 8th after more than 40 hours of finishing touches to rebrand the former Horseshoe.  The region's dominant casino, which closed on June 6th, reopened under its new moniker. Workers spent hours switching out hundreds of old "Horseshoe" logos from slot machines, gambling tables, dice and internal signage. The name change was an elaborate process in part because slots, dice and cards must be inspected before they are put in play to meet regulatory standards.

Casino owner Dan Gilbert announced the brand name change early this year as his company moved into active management of his budding gambling empire. His gambling arm, Rock Gaming, also changed its name to Jack Entertainment earlier this year. The Detroit mogul is best known as the owner of Quicken Loans and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

They are also rebranding Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, ThistleDown Racino near Cleveland as well as Greektown Casino in Detroit

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Boomtown Reno new rack of chips

Boomtown Casino in Reno, Nevada has released a complete rack of new casino chips.  They used the same center inlay design on all denominations.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Monte Carlo becoming Park MGM

The 3,000-room Monte Carlo in Las Vegas will undergo a two-year, $450 million makeover that will create a new luxury brand for MGM Resorts International and bring the NoMad Hotel concept to the Strip.

MGM and the New York-based Sydell Group announced that work on the transformation of the property, which will become known as Park MGM, would begin this year and be completed by the end of 2018.

The Monte Carlo won’t close during the project and that workers will move floor by floor during the course of construction. Some public areas will be closed as work progresses.  The final name change will not occur until work is close to completion and changes can be made to websites and room-booking search engines.

The 32-story Monte Carlo opened on June 21st of 1996