Greetings, most readers here will also recognize me as the OTY Awards Chairman of the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc. (CC>CC). The OTY Awards are the CC>CC's annual Awards program to recognize the Best of the Year in four different categories, as follows:
Token of the Year (TOTY)
Silver Strike of the Year (SSOTY)
Slot Card or Room Key of the Year (CKOTY)
Chip of the Year (COTY)
Since chips are so near and dear to most of us here at ChipTalk, I thought I would do a non-binding Poll to second-guess the pending final result of the CC>CC's COTY Award contest.
Through a specific process, CC>CC members have nominated 10 Finalists, from which one will be selecetd as the Chip of the Year for 2006. Each of those Finalist is shown here, and I wanted to let the ChipTalk community have an opportunity to express their opinions on a favorite chip or two and conduct a Poll in advance of the final selection of Chip of the Year by the CC>CC Judges.
Here then are the Finalists, in no particular order:
A: Palms Casino Resort $100 Plaboy Club LE by Paul-Son in a house-mold.
B. Harrah's Laughlin, $2.50 "Dry Heat" LE (golfer) by Paul-Son in a H&C-mold.
C. Four Queens, $5 "Cancer Awareness" LE by Paul-Son in a house-mold.
D. Palms, $5 "Independence Day" LE by Paul-Son in a house-mold.
E. Sarasota Kennel Club, $5 rack chip (One-Eyed Jacks) by Paul-Son in a RHC-mold.
F. Wynn, $8 "Year of the Dog" LE by Paul-Son in a house-mold (43mm).
G. Trump Plaza, $25 "Halloween 2006" LE by Paul-Son in a RHC-mold (w/lenticular animation)
H. Stardust, $5 "1958 - 2006 Celebration" LE by Paul-Son in a RHC-mold.
I. Four Queens, $8 "Year of the Dog" LE by Matsui in a PMSC* mold.
J. Bally's, $5 "25th Anniversary of Jubilee!" LE by Paul-Son in a RHC-mold.
Jim (Gaming Ore) Follis
* Plastic Molded Slug Core (aka: brass core)