More than 20,000 vintage casino chips found under parking lot

Here’s a fascinating story out of Carson City, Nev., this week as members of the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club are still finding (and now selling) vintage chips from the Travelodge Casino, closed since 1979.

Travelodge haul.jpgStopping for a soda on his way home from work, Mike Olson spotted a
few men digging in a pile of sand near a construction site behind a
mini-mart in Carson City, Nev. When he walked over to see what was so
interesting, Olson saw dozens and dozens of $5, $25 and $100 vintage
casino chips poking out of the sand and spilling onto the parking lot.


Following a quick call to his friend, casino chip collector Doug
Johnson
, the two were soon scooping up handfuls of chips that were from
a Carson City casino called Travelodge, which closed in 1979. Breaking
though a concrete floor of the former Diamonique Club of the Ormsby
House
, construction workers confirmed a 30-year rumor about buried
casino chips.

You can read the full story here:
Collectors find horde of vintage casino chips buried in Carson City, Nev., parking lot

More coverage on this dig:
Treasure rumor is true: Construction crews unbury small fortune in casino chips in Carson City from The Republic

-posted by Eric

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