Hi Allen! You can feel free to respond to my posts directly if you want. I am not some member, I am a member of this club. And the best part, I am an American and a veteran, which means I can say anything I want, about anything I want, to anyone I want, anywhere I want, at any time I want. All this with a bit of respect and a whole lot of understanding is what makes these conversations so great. We don’t have to agree and we don’t have to have the same points of view, but we do have to stick together.
Now, to the point, the tokens and this club both have the word silver in the title. If there is no silver in the tokens, then let’s change the name of both to Collectable Casino Strikes and The Casino Strikes Club or something like that. I think everyone gets the point there. Conjunctive to this point is the idea of the reinvigoration of club membership and casino participation in the program. As we are all enthusiasts of both, it is always good to remind everyone of where the club and program began and it began with silver. Whether the price of silver is five bucks an ounce or thirty, the idea is for the casinos to incorporate a program that includes silver in the tokens in some manner that contributes to the both the profitability of the casino and the interest and entertainment of their clientele, hence contributing to the survival of the program, and thusly the longevity and sustainability of our club.
Paul mentioned that Sky had incorporated denomination, art (different truck types), and content (the HGE) varieties to entice and entertain clientele. I say bravo, well done. Thank you for helping us keep this hobby and club going. I plan on showing them my specific appreciation in the form of paper Franklins, which I am sure they will be happy to receive. I rent the seat, get entertained, and as so many of us have mentioned before, I go home with some strikes (collectibles) and hopefully, some great memories.
One final point before I move on for the day. I couldn’t give a tinkers damn about casino profitability. That’s not my job, it is theirs. My job as a player is to play the games of chance they offer and hope to get lucky and have some fun. My chosen job as a club member is to support the mission and strategy of this club, and unless I have misunderstood my friends in this club, that mission is to promote, sustain, and grow the silver strike program (in whatever form that may be) and the hobby of silver strike collecting. I do love this hobby, this club, and all of its members, regardless of our analogous and disparate points of view.