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MORE FROM DOUG ON THE LODGE

I think Skip is another professor at a University. So, thanks to the teaching profession.

Dear Director Turner,

Hah! Email is wonderful. Gene Trimble is working very hard at
finding someone to represent the CC&GTCC at your coming meeting.
Hopefully, the person will be constructive as well. Although email is not
a legal document, I give anyone full permission to use my concerns at any
Gaming Commission Meetings.

There has been a minor flurry of activity on the chippers
bulletin boards, so I think that someone will show. The September 18
meeting is a possibility, but I think the chippers are wanting to put this
business behind them as soon as possible. I am forwarding another
chipper's email testament to you so you can see the flavor of the concern.
This one is sans solution.

Sincerely,

Douglas (Doug) W. Knight

Dear Director Turner,

You can use this anyway you want since it was posted at a bulletin
board at CHIPCO. It is the one that I promised you. The copy addresses
below show the distribution of messages that CHIPCO broadcasts. I don't
know very many of them, but some are to commercial interests, others to
fairly famous hobbyists and historians, and also collectors like myself.
If you have the time to look at CHIPCO's bulletin board, it would prove
interesting as they try to support chipper activity even though they can't
sell casino chips to consumers--they do sell home use chips to the public.
The history of the running commentary about "The Lodge" is publicly
available to all who contact their website (www.chipco.com). This concern
is more of a debate about ungainly profit making which is germaine to any
hobby. I'm going to send you another email as well.

Sincerely,

Douglas (Doug) W. Knight

August 16
What is happening to chip collectors happened to baseball card &
memorabilia collectors more than a decade ago. First, ratings were put on
cards (Mint, Very Fine, Fine, etc), then came so called special issues
(LEs for chippers), then prices went up, up, up. You see, in getting more
people involved, you also invite those who prey on the naive. The greater
the demand the more there are people to take advantage of the
non-Trimbles. Whatever the market will bear is what we must suffere
through. Pretty soon you will find, as in baseball cards, forgeries being
offered. Reprints for sale at near the cost of the real thing: see in
1951 Bowman reprint and 1952 Topps reprints. Soon, expect to see reprints
of LV casinos no longer around. Will they be marked as reprints? And if
not, who will be able to tell the newcomer they've been ripped off? I
dropped out of the BB card collecting for fun hobby years ago because of
these unscrupulous people, friends who suddenly tried taking advantage of
me and the rest of the business which became a business, not a hobby.
Geeks like Roger Clemens won't even sign autographs unless they get $10 to
$15 per autograph. And the folks who pay that resell it for $20-$30! And
don't forget Jack Kent Cooke and Wayne Gretsky bought a $10,000 1911 Ty
Cobb for $150,000. Can you see these things happending to chippers?
There's lots more I can tell you about these things...false ads in
baseball collectors mags, mail scams etc. Let me know if you are
interested. In the meantime, Mr. Trimble whould be enshrined in a
Chippers Hall of Fame for his cocern and activities to preserve one of the
last fun hobbies.

Zvi A. Sesling


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