September 2015 2

Hello Atlantic City Chippers,

Summer is almost over and it's time for the September 20, 2015 meeting of the ACCCC (Atlantic City Casino Collectibles Club). We are promising a fantastic day in AC with the sun shining and the birds (seagulls) singing. The meeting will be held at Bally's Hotel and Casino and the doors will open at 11:00am. Remaining Dates for this Year: September 20, and November 15, 2015.

Recap of the May 15, 2015 Meeting

  • The trading session started at 11:00am.
  • All club officers were present except for VP-Marc Maahs (Cruising in Alaska), Treasurer-Martin Thaw (Attending Delaware's Bacon Bash).
  • There were 38 club members and 2 guests present.

President Charlie Kaplan postponed the installation of the new officers until the September 20th meeting.

50/50 Winners: First prize was Charles Kaplan $55.00 (Who donated it back to the Club); Thank you Mr.

Kaplan. Second prize $35.00 to Bob Baker, and Bob LaBelle received $25.00 for third prize.

Our condolences to club member Anthony Solimine for the passing away of his mother, Lillian Solimine.

Rumor Control

  • Glenn Straub blames "Giant Seagulls" for the smashing of windows at the Revel Hotel and Casino on Friday 21, 2015. People, stop feeding those seagulls when you go to the beach!
  • AC Casinos reported revenue of 3.5 percent ($1.65 Billion), during the first half of 2015.
  • Maroon 5 packed the beach on August 16th. 50,000 fans enjoyed the beach concert and Atlantic City enjoyed the economic impact of over $24 Million dollars for the struggling city. 
  • Rascal Flatts Aug. 20, played on the beach (More $$$$$$ For AC).
  • Atlantic City police adds 22 more officers to its force.
  • Five indicted in the 2014 Caesars casino robbery.
  • Resorts to unveil their new $5 million dollar conference center on the first week of September.
  • AC Air Show on September 2, 2015. "Thunder Over The Boardwalk.
  • Glenn Straub (owner of the Revel) docks his 154' foot yacht, "Triumphant Lady" at Farley's Marina across from the Golden Nugget Casino. It's for sale at $8.9 million. Which includes a filled 13,700 gallon fuel tank at $32,000.
  • Stockton University seeks new buyers for the shuttered Atlantic Club Casino.

The 23rd Annual CCGTCC Convention was held in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino this past June. Please, if you have never thought about attending this Convention, you should consider attending next years. They are simply a blast! Next year dates are June 23-25, 2016. Plan NOW...See Brenda Black for more details.

Hopefully Mr. Fred Puggi will be our guest speaker on Sept.20th pending his recuperation from recent back surgery. Fred has 36+ years in the gaming industry. Working with Jack Binion, Fred has story after story to share with our club. Come out to see Fred.

Trivia Question: The World's first slot machine was invented by Charles Fey in 1899. What was its Name? Hint: It wasn't Blazing Sevens or Crazy Diamonds.

See you on the Boardwalk, Happy Chipping Everybody,

Marc Maahs

Marc Maahs, Vice-President,