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    royal palm was at the "americana" aka "allegro" and now known as "occidential"?

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    Next was the Royal Palm. It's not easy to find anything from the Royal Palm.



    But, I also have a matchbook!


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    85 jei

    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:


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    230 JEI part 1

    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:


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    230 JEI part 2

    Next was the King International. I recently got a few barrel shaped matchooks. Pretty cool:




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    230 JEI part 3

    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:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    royal palm was at the "americana" aka "allegro" and now known as "occidential"?
    Yep. It's even on the matchbook. My laptop is down for the night, so I will have to finish with the Royal Cabana, Key Largo and Airport slot rooms tomorrow. See you then!

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    and marriott

    chip i find this really quite fun.
    thanks.

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    250 jei

    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.

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    The final location...The Airport

    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.

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    At Andrea's Request

    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.

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