Las Palmas Casino (vintage THC)

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Someone who knows more about these ?
Looking for some background, never seen these before (PCF search hits a blank...doesn't happen often)

Google search says it's an active casino in Gran Canaria (Spain) but not a single picture of these THC's online.
Now they are using BJ's link

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And yes...on their way to me for an insane (low) price :ROFL: :ROFLMAO: [$0.35/chip incl shipping]
Perfect T1000 HU breakdown or...I could add 2 racks of quarters & 2 racks of ones

Rare, mint, leaded, shaped & textured....just the way we like'm ;)
My first non CT/PCF score.....ever !
 
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Wow, those are awesome, are there pics out there of what any other denoms look like?

They do have a long chip track record but no THC pictures -> Link

I hope you waited until after receiving the shipping notice to post pics and tell the story. (I might have waited until after i had the chips in hand, just to be safe.)

Very nice heads up set.

Thanks, no shipping notice yet...but i'm sure they will be fine and in my hands soon ;)

Congrats those things are sick! Once received, would love to hear the story of how you found them and how the seller came into possession off them.

Me too...but i'll ask once I have the chips en route :)
Will keep you posted
 

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Congrats on the score! Those $5s are really nice. I hope a bunch of them come out of hiding.
 

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Hello, congratulations on your purchase, it is possible that these chips come from another casino with a similar name, due to the long cane mold that is from a casino ship, their denominations are in dollars. The old casinos in Spain only put the number before the euro and the denominations were high from 5 to 100,000 pesetas.
 

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Hello, congratulations on your purchase, it is possible that these chips come from another casino with a similar name, due to the long cane mold that is from a casino ship, their denominations are in dollars. The old casinos in Spain only put the number before the euro and the denominations were high from 5 to 100,000 pesetas.

This is what has been on my mind...but I was not sure since Gran Canaria was more tourist based

Ps. great to see you posting
 

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Incredible find @Thomacetti, congratulations and i'm so jealous of your score! Price aside, it's amazing these chips were not destroyed & survived till today.
Pls post some pr0n to this thread because those inlays are 5/5 imo, absolutely classy AF.

Thanks...they will be murdered on delivery














Joke....fake news
Love them too...going hunting for more
 

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I was guessing that these were from someplace in the Caribbean... tried looking but didn't spend a long time on it.
There is a Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic.
For a second I thought they might be Palmas Delmar in the DR lol lot of Palmas down there I guess :)
 

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I was guessing that these were from someplace in the Caribbean... tried looking but didn't spend a long time on it.
There is a Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic.

We got something....thanks again @rimmerryan :)

Las Palmas Hotel & Casino in Curacao -> link
Check the left 1$ token...that is the same logo....
But they say it's a slots only casino, so need to search closer

It's this one....see YT video @54 sec...logo is clear ->click here
 
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I found more info about this casino

Arthur Frommer Hotel was one of the first hotels built in Piscadera Bay in Willemstad built in 1969
A 140 room 3 star resort hotel, with free standing entertainment facilities, casino, swimming pool, tennis court and 120 individual bungalows, set in lush tropical gardens.

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It changed to Las Palmas Hotel & Casino in the 1982 (the shady maffia times...with plenty of connections with Vegas).
Whales would get free trips to Curacao but they had to buy a minimum of $5000 in chips before they left Vegas.
Almost every hotel had a casino back then...

in 2000 the Las Palmas casino changed to Floris Suite Hotel (still open but closed due to renovation, owned by Lionstone...no more casino)


Ps. chips are on their way/posted :D
 
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We got something....thanks again @rimmerryan :)

Las Palmas Hotel & Casino in Curacao -> link
Check the left 1$ token...that is the same logo....
But they say it's a slots only casino, so need to search closer

It's this one....see YT video @54 sec...logo is clear ->click here

BOOM !!!
I knew I had seen it somewhere... nice find!
Hope I helped in some way. Glad you were able to figure it out.
You should submit images of the chips when you get them to the ChipGuide for sure.
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@rimmerryan Thanks...will make some macro's that will suit ChipGuide (maybe I'll contact you about this).

I'll have the chips in hand by saturday.

Contacted the seller, he bought these from another Dutch craigslist like website af few years back.
That seller I contacted too (my seller still had his info)...he told me he bought the chips on a fleamarket in Amsterdam in the late eighties.
There were no more/other chips for sales...just these 102 chips.

So dead end....

Link is obvious Curacao was a former colony of Holland (and still part of the Netherlands) -> ABC islands
Many dutch expats, government officials, tourists, ...many ways these could find their way back to Holland.

Happy I catched them...these were online first week from July and nobody spotted them ($30 start bid)...I got lucky (when i have chips in hand).
I'll post these in the mail thread on saturday :)
 

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Here they are...
Just some temp phone pron, wifey has cam on day trip

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And one more for the one of a kind rack thread
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Breakdown

44 $5
48 $25
10 $100


So lucky with an ideal HU breakdown, maybe find chips that I could add for 6handed quarters game.

Again the warneke box show how wel these protect chips... The chips are mint
 
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