I realize they have to give notice so outstanding chips can be turned in but does anyone know how long in advance and/or where one might find this info when it is made public record?
I ask because I am using the "no cash" method with the local casino. I bring my chips with me when I go and I just throw them in my backpack when I leave. I currently have a few racks of red and I may slowly start coloring some of them up for green (also have 4 racks of white and a rack of snappers but I'm keeping the singles for my home games).
This started out as a "I'm renting them for free for my home games" but now I really enjoy having them around... it makes for perfect bankroll management (can't drop poker dough in the VP machine on the way out nor can you dip into it for dinner on the way home) plus it allows me to completely skip the cage twice each trip (lines are often an issue). I would like to keep the collection rolling until I have a full rack of black but I do realize that may not be the smartest thing to do as it could put me in a position of having to explain when I got so many high value chips.
It is a new casino so a chip switch shouldn't be an issue for quite some time on the nickels but I heard a rumor this morning that they may be doing away with the snappers and going with a half dollar instead (very exciting if true but I haven't been up to ask around yet). I am there fairly often and I assume old chips are still valid when the new ones are introduced into play which would make the red flag pretty obvious but I know well not to bank on "assume"... what a ***** it would be to find out my chips are suddenly worthless if I'm sitting on 2, 5, 8K of them
1- How much notice must a casino give when a live chip is being killed off?
2- Where can one look for the public notice when/if given?
3- If the rumor on the snappers is true would it be smart or stupid to hang onto the full rack? They are mint and very pretty but I assume the value would fall to the $1/per range... is there any possibility of the value going up? The casino has been open for less than a month. I would hold onto a barrel of them regardless for my collection but assume turning in the rest would be the smartest option.
Any info would be appreciated, thanks!