Playable Las Vegas Limited Edition $5 Chip Sets - Tropicana

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My latest vice has been building up playable sets of limited edition $5 chips from las vegas casinos. If you ever played at the hard rock in vegas they used limited edition $5s exclusively without even having a house 5 chip, and its an interesting change vs. playing with all identical chips. The great thing about limited edition 5 chips is they typically don't see much casino play as they are harvested from the cage or the tables pretty quickly. So they are typically in new or near mint shape. You can also get them for below face value if you are patient depending on the casino. The farthest along I am so far is with Tropicana $5 chips. There are 202 unique versions, and I currently have all but 17 of them, and almost 400 total. These were pretty easy to come by at about 2/3 face value on average (rarer ones are much higher). Other sets I have been chasing like hard rock or palms can get quite expensive.

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Nice idea!

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I personally hate the chips but love the idea!! Well done and fight to the finish!!!
 

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Normally I don't love those chips, but I love them in that set!! Looks great!
 

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Cool idea! Now, what constitutes a playable set? Are you assigning them different denominations? If so, how will you split them up?
 

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I use them as 5 chips in a mixed set with vegas $1 chips (typically golden nugget 1s) and Terrible's Lagrange higher denominations. Going for a playable set of 25s or 100s from a vegas casino would be a bit crazy even for me.

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Normally I don't love those chips, but I love them in that set!! Looks great!
They are not really my favorite, but are probably the most attainable for a LV casino with 200+ variations. I am typically picking up any LV casino limited 5 chip at the right price and when I start getting close to a full rack, I get a bit more aggressive. I am well on my way to Hard Rock and Palms sets now, and I prefer those by far, but they cost 2x+ what trops cost with some going for $25+.
 
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