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  1. The Story of the Showboat $1 Casino Chip

    In 2008, Mrs. Sandy Marbs was widowed and living on Social Security. She had recently discovered eBay as a way to earn a few extra dollars. She had been clearing items from her house and creating auctions on eBay for a few months now. The knickknacks sold for $5-$30 and she was happy with the additional income they provided. One of the items she decided to sell was an old $1 casino chip from the Showboat Casino in Las Vegas. She and her husband had visited Las Vegas 47 years earlier and, for ...
  2. Election Day Casino Chips

    Casinos have hopped on the Election Day bandwagon over the years too. Not to be left out, the Four Queens had issued these two $5 limited edition chips back in 2000 during the Bush vs. Gore presidential race. They only produced 1107 of each of these chips as shown by the "LTD 1107" marking on the chips. Casinos don't usually produce these odd numbers, but from the date of the election just below this mark, you can deduce that the quantity of 1107 reflected the date of the election ...
  3. The Story of the $25 Sammy Hagar Hard Rock Casino Chip

    The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas has long been known for hosting some of the world's top musical groups at The Joint, their 4,000 seat showroom. To commemorate these special appearances, the casino will produce a series of limited edition casino chips. These chips are highly collectible and, to accommodate the demand from casino chip enthusiasts and dealers, the Hard Rock will publish release dates when buyers can purchase a limited number of chips fresh out of the box. This is usually done ...
  4. Las Vegas Halloween Casino Chips

    Halloween is just around the corner, and for some casinos, this means it's time to produce limited edition chips designs specifically for the holiday. While Nevada Gaming no longer authorizes casinos to produce limited edition chips in the $1 denomination, casinos can still produce $5, $25, and $100 chips geared towards the casino chip collecting community. The $1 Halloween chip below was produced by Mahoney's Silver Nugget in North Las Vegas back in 2001 before the law changed.

  5. The Story of the Playboy Casino Chip Find

    This is the story of my $2.50 Playboy Casino chip.

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    Do you ever wonder where casino chips go once the property no longer needs them? Casinos get rid of chips either because they've replaced/updated their house rack of chips, have sold to another owner, or have just closed their doors. Each state has laws in place dictating what must be done with old chips. For example, in Nevada the chips must be destroyed, and in Washington they can be sold as ...
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