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Atlantic City Newsletter by Archie Black, November, 1999
The following is a copy of "Mr. Chips'" most recent "Atlantic
City Newsletter" that accompanies each of his New Issues Service
of Atlantic City mailings of casino chips and gaming tokens to his many
Claridge continues to crank out the majority of new casino chips in this
town. While it seems like an excess, and it probably wouldn’t be as noticeable
if other casinos were regularly issuing chips, the Claridge should be credited
with maintaining our interest in collecting Atlantic City chips through their
commemorative chip program. Without their periodic releases, this neglected
area of interest (Atlantic City) would become a very boring aspect of chip collecting
in general. I sincerely hope that everyone’s wallet is holding up. As a dealer/provider
of chips through my popular A.C. New Issues Services, I welcome the frequency
of issues.... however, as I put on my collector’s hat, I too sometimes have
reservations about Claridge’s frequent and dual $5/$10 denomination chip issuing
policy. By the way, the Claridge Halloween chips issued last month had the following
mintages; 1,000 each of the $5’s, and just 500 each of the $10 denominations.
These ten dollar chips (limited to just 500 pieces) are among Atlantic City’s
The stalled Gambling Legends chip program at Claridge appears to be back
on track and in full swing. On Friday, November 5th, the ninth additon to
this series was released (John Wesley Hardin, Esq.) while the tenth chip in
this series, (Dutch Jack Goetz) was released with the dual denomination Thanksgiving
$5 & $10 chips on November 24th. Quantities of the Thanksgiving issue
were announced to be 1000 & 500.
.50¢ SLOT TOKENS
In the last issue of this newsletter, I mistakenly reported on a new fifty cent
token issued at Trump Marina. This was my error. Marina has issued new $10,
$25, $50, and $100 tokens to compliment their previously issued $1 & $5
tokens. I’ve been assured that the fifty centers from Trump Marina will be in
use shortly. However, Bally’s Park Place has issued a brand new .50¢ token with
the addition of “Wild Wild West” on the obverse.
I’ve received numerous requests for the Tropicana Titanic medallions. I will
continue to honor all requests until my limited supply of tickets is exhausted.....
and replenished from time to time or the slot promotion program is discontinued
..... whichever comes first. I was surprised that all requests received to date
were for the complete set of four in the custom imprinted case.
OBSOLETE CAESARS ROULETTES
I have several obsolete Caesars roulettes for sale at $8 each. These are dark
brown 7 diamonds design. Ten pieces available. Also; five pieces of fuschia
BORGOTA CASINO HOTEL
The architect’s rendering of Boyd’s new Borgota Casino in the Marina District,
next to Steve Wynn’s Le Jardi Palais, has been unveiled. Construction will begin
in the Spring and be completed in late 2002.
"When the chips are down, you can bet "Mr. Chips" will be there to pick