Friday, April 27, 2012

I'm back baby

That's right...I'm back collecting casino room keys.  After a couple years of changes, things have finally settled in my life and I'm returning to one of my passions.  This is going to be fun.

Monday, August 23, 2010

DefCon goes out of the Riviera with a Bang!

Def Con 18 (the computer hackers conference) recently held their annual convention in Las Vegas and this was their final year at the Riviera. I guess they decided to go out with a bang before heading to the Rio next year, and they issued a seven key "puzzle" set to commemorate the event. There are small "links" between each of the keys. A really cool set! Click on the image to get a better look.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fantasy Springs Playboy Scramble

Eagle Falls Golf Course, located at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Palms Springs, CA, is home to the annual Palm Springs Playboy Golf Scramble.

Friday, August 20, 2010

...and then sometimes, things never seem to change

I made a quick trip to the Chumash Casino yesterday. It turns out that rumors that they are using a new room key are not true. They continue to use the green key and, according to two different staff members, they have not issued any special event keys or any other room keys.

The rumor could be based upon confusion relating to Hotel Corque. Hotel Corque is located in Solvang, CA, is also owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and often appears in Chumash Casino advertising materials.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The more things change...

Yep, the more they stay the same. Same old key design. Different bottom line.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Frederick's of Hollywood? Really?

I have to admit that I hadn't heard anything about Frederick's of Hollywood for decades, so when this Hard Rock Las Vegas key appeared, I was more than a little surprised.

According to a May 11, 2010, story in the Las Vegas Sun...

"Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. and the Hard Rock said they will "actively promote the young and sexy lifestyle they represent" and that the deal includes a retail presence throughout the Hard Rock. Promotions will involve social networking and events at the hotel's clubs and pools."

Hopefully this is just the start of many more Frederick's keys from the HR.

Friday, June 25, 2010

See if you can guess...

...which picture was taken at MGM Grand and which was taken at South Point. :)

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, June 19, 2010

River Palms

Stopped at the River Palms for their room key. In spite of yesterdays results, I thought I would kill some time cheaply...and turned $20 into a little bit more.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, June 18, 2010

Laughlin again

I'm back in Laughlin. I decided to head here before going to Las Vegas for the convention. Considering how well my gambling went after arriving here this afternoon, tomorrow I think I'll stick to chasing down room keys.

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Prestige at the Palazzo

They're promoting Prestige at the Palazzo as "a level above the rest". Hmmmm...the Palazzo seems pretty darn nice to start off with, so I wonder where they go from there? "From a private check-in desk, to unrivaled amenities and personal touches, we have designed a space to make your stay at The Palazzo absolutely sublime."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

And now for something completely different...

The folks at Caesars Palace must have been thinking of that old line from Monty Python's Flying Circus when they were handing out this convention key.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Palazzo Azure - changes to the back

It looks like the backs of the Azure keys have changed. While the trip to Laughlin didn't provide any new key designs, this was waiting for me when I returned home.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


It's sure a lot different than Las Vegas. I'm on a quick trip to Laughlin right now. Wanted to relax and that's something I don't let myself do in LV. I'm too busy running around to relax. In Laughlin, all of the running around (and rejected room key requests) take about half a day.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hard Rock Vanity Nightclub Key

Yes, I'm a little biased toward Hard Rock keys (and Venetian keys...and Palazzo keys...and...) but I think this is a GREAT looking key!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Palazzo Adam Key

Above is an image of the Adam key from the Palazzo. I've heard that it's possible as few as 100 of these keys were produced (but I have absolutely no idea if this figure is accurate). I've heard that the key was produced for the bar mitzvah of Sheldon Adelson's son Adam (and while I've read a recent news story that mentions Adelson having a son named Adam and that they recently celebrated his bar mitzvah, the story mentioned that it was celebrated at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem). Any information about this key would be greatly appreciated.

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