Collectible Casino Tokens
Barbary Coast $1 Token
It is now the Cromwell, on the corner of Flamingo Rd. and the Strip. I did something really stupid playing poker at that place many years ago. Texas Hold'em when it was still the Barbary Coast. What was that really stupid thing? It was the fact I tried to fill an insight straight flush. The odds of that happening are astronomical. Well, I tried it anyway. The guy who played against me kept raising, I kept throwing in my money. My hand was a broken inside straight flush in spades. I needed a four, I will never forget it. All this happened around 1985 or so. The dealer throws my last card my way. It is the 4 of spades, the exact card I needed. He turned up his hand, I turned up my hand. I thought the guy was going to kill me. I grabbed my money and I got out of there as fast as I could. I never again played poker for money. Not my bag. True story.
At the best corner of the strip, and one of the best tokens.
All tokens have been used in actual slot play at the casino and show various amounts of wear. See photo for condition.
All tokens are available from mounting in our Token Pocketwatches.