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The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Convention

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The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club will hold its 12th annual convention June 16-19 at the Rivera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year more and more people are joining the ranks of those who enjoy collecting casino chips and memorabilia. This year’s convention should be bigger than any of the previous years.

The convention will have something for everyone… chips, tokens, casino memorabilia, ashtrays, dice, slot cards, silver strikes, educational exhibits, seminars, trading sessions, and best of all – great people. Also in the works are some tours and special casino related presentations. More than 100 vendors will be displaying, selling and trading their merchandise.

“This is the only show that brings together collectors from all over the world. These people collect anything that has a casino logo on it” said Mike Skelton, President of the CCGTCC. “Last year we had 5,000 people attend and we are expecting more this year.”

Registration
Those wishing to pre-register can do so online for $10 saving $5 off the admission price. Visit the website at: http://www.ccgtcc.com/promo/preregister.php. A photo ID with address will be required to pick up your packet, and each person MUST pick up their own packet. No packets will be mailed to non-attendees. Children under 12 years of age will not need to pre-register but if they will be attending the show, please list their names and ages on the form as we will have special junior packets available that will contain items especially for our junior collectors. There is no charge for the junior collector packets. Pre-registration packets can be picked up ONLY between 9AM and 4PM on Wednesday June 16th 2004, and during regular registration hours starting on Thursday.

Hotel Reservations
Hotel room rates are $70 per night, weekdays AND weekend nights. These rates are good for Friday, June 11 through Monday, June 21, 2004 for those who wish to arrive early or stay over a day or two. To reserve your room, please PHONE the Riviera at 1-800-634-6753. Mention you are with the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collector Club. Be sure to get your reservation confirmation. Deadline for reservations is May 15th, 2004 or until our block of rooms have been filled.

Trading Sessions
Several trading sessions will be held throughout the convention. Each morning starting at 8am and lasting until the show opens at 10am, trade till your hearts content. Several evening sessions are planned as well.

Poker and Blackjack Tournament
As an added attraction for those attending there will be a Poker and Blackjack Tournament held at the nearby Palms Casino. Advance signups are available by using the Pre-Registration Form found in this issue of the magazine. Cost for the poker tournament is $55 per player (regular member or associate), which includes $25 buy-in + $20 fee to Palms + $10 for 1 set of the 2004 Tournament chips. Tournament will have optional 1 time $20 rebuy at the tournament. The blackjack tournament will be $75.00. Players can also sign up at the convention for the poker tournament, if seats are still available. Table and seat assignments will be randomly assigned as the forms are received.

Fun for All
I have attended this event in the past. It is a lot of fun whether you collect chips or not. If you are a collector you can usually find some nice bargains.

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