New Member from Chicagoland NW Burbs

pokerilluminati

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Thank you for running such a great forum and allowing the chip community to come together.

I live in the NW Burbs of Chicago and play weekly. Trips to Vegas are usually a few times a year for 1-2 weeks at a time to play cash games and relax with the wife at Tahiti Village. Casinos near me that I play at include: Grand Victoria (Elgin IL), Horseshoe (Hammond, IN) and Pototawami (Milwaukee, WI) Hobbies include all variants of poker, golf (high single digits) and reselling on eBay.

If you are ever looking to get a round of golf in, let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and may your monster flops hold up by the river!
 

abby99

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Hello and welcome! Do you host poker games? What kind of chips do you have? If so, you'll find that photos are not optional around here.

I lived in or near Chicago for 34 years and miss it. Enjoy the weekend, and stay safe!
 

Teach42

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Greetings from Skokie! Good to have you here! You chipping already?
 

Just1Better

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Hello and Welcome. I do love the Grand Victoria (Elgin IL) chips, haven't been to the casino yet, but hope to one day soon. I also love golf and am in the high single digits in the number of balls I lose per hole... oh wait, you probably meant your handicap, oh, right, I get it now :)

Welcome!!
 

pokerilluminati

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Hello and welcome! Do you host poker games? What kind of chips do you have? If so, you'll find that photos are not optional around here.

Thank you all for the warm welcoming. I do host and will get some pictures up up of the set up, chips and table :)

I lived in or near Chicago for 34 years and miss it. Enjoy the weekend, and stay safe!
Sweet home Chicago!!! What do you miss most?


Greetings from Skokie! Good to have you here! You chipping already?
Long time chipper. As a young whipper, I started heading out to Las Vegas and wanted to bring a souvenir back with me. I thought it would be best to collect a $1 chip from every casino. This has turned into close to 1000 unique $1 chips from casinos across the US and world. I will get some photos up later today.


Hello and Welcome. I do love the Grand Victoria (Elgin IL) chips, haven't been to the casino yet, but hope to one day soon. I also love golf and am in the high single digits in the number of balls I lose per hole... oh wait, you probably meant your handicap, oh, right, I get it now :)

This reply had me LOLing. Let me know when you make it out, we can meet up for some poker!



Go do drugs, it's cheaper!
Hookers & Blow obv
 

abby99

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Sweet home Chicago!!! What do you miss most?
A couple really good friends (Hi guys!).

Weekly (at least) poker games with a great group of guys who love to play mixed games and will drop everything for an emergency game

Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza

Petrillo's Italian beef sandwiches

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House

Decent car washes that include vacuuming the interior and cleaning windows, inside and out. This is a clear case of not appreciating something until you no longer have it.

Lake Michigan -- In summer, it's always cooler by the lake.

Just noticed that 3 of 7 are food! :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
 

Payback

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A couple really good friends (Hi guys!).

Weekly (at least) poker games with a great group of guys who love to play mixed games and will drop everything for an emergency game
Miss you too especially with everything going on. Casino poker just can't even come closer to spending an evening hanging out with friends.
 
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