At 85 JE Irasquin, they built the Hyatt Regency. Although most of the chips say Hyatt Regency, the casino has always been called the Copa Cabana. They have $1 chips which says so now. Anyone seen any other denominations which say it?
Here is a mini 5 cent token which does say Copa Cabana:
The Holiday Inn. Yeah, they have had a few casino names in their time. First, it was just the Holiday Inn Casino.
Here is a recent postcard find from 1971, 2 years after it opened:
If you look at the part with the casino and the wheel of fortune, you will see a couple of chips stacked up. Here is what they look like:
And a matchbook:
Next was the King International. I recently got a few barrel shaped matchooks. Pretty cool:
After the King International, it became the Grand Holiday.
I have surprisingly little from this recent casino. No playing cards. No player card. No matchbook. I have no idea why.
Now, it's the Excelsior:
That was a business card from my favorite ARuba poker rrom amanager. I also have some hard to get (no idea why) playing cards:
chip i find this really quite fun.
My penultimate location is actually two locations, adjacent, with the same address, 250 JE Irasquin. The first is the wonderful Royal Cabana, now a free standing shell, but hopefully one day the site of a flourishing casino. The second, a restaurant (once the Outback, then the Hangout), housed the supposedly temporary Key Largo Casino, the smallest casino on Aruba.
I have many things from the Royal Cabana, but I will show just two. The first displays the Royal Cabana's first logo (which I have on chips and playing cards as well):
But, I like this playing card design more:
I can't explain it, but I have never seen any matchbooks for the Royal Cabana. Anyone have any. I would to even have a picture or a scan, but a book of matches would be even better.
This keychain from the Key Largo is probably the nices casino momento I own, and was given for taking blackjack lessons. I got this one shortly before the casino closed:
For the sake of the employees, I hope it really opens again.
As many of you know, there are now several slot rooms at the airport. The only collectible I could get is what is known as a TITO (ticket in, ticket out), the small tickets given out by slot machines to be cashed in instead of using tokens.
Here is a TITO from the airport. They may not look like this anymore:
If anyone knows of anything that has the name of the airport on it, or a casino management company that comes from these slot rooms, please let me know.
I had included a players/slot card from the Stellaris in the Marriott, but since Andrea seems to have missed it, I must not have included enough. So, here is more:
The original stuff, with the windsurfer logo:
They now emphasize the casino name, Stellaris, more:
That last chip was from their Win Card program (not sure if they still do it). If they do, you pay $10 and get $15 worth of chips (special win card chips) and several cards which explain game strategy for several table games. It's a great deal. And, if you do get them, please look closely at the chips. If they do not look exactly like the chip I posted (unicorns pressed into the mold, hot stamp just the same), please sell me a few.