In honor of its 10th anniversary celebration this December, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has commissioned three beautifully designed commemorative casino chips.
Emblazoned with an image of the Morongo Casino tower rising in the night sky against a spray of colorful fireworks, the custom chips are expected to hit the gaming tables in the first week of November.
They will be available in three denominations: a fire-red $5 chip, a $25 emerald green chip and a limited-edition midnight black $100 chip. Each chip also notes the casino’s 10th anniversary and years of operation.
“These special collector chips are absolutely gorgeous,” Morongo Chief Operating Officer John James said. “Chip aficionados are going to love the artwork and color schemes.”
Morongo’s collectible commemorative chips were designed by GPI, one of the world’s top suppliers of gaming currency and equipment. GPI’s chip pedigree dates back to the early 1970s when the Bud Jones Co., which later merged with two other gaming suppliers to form GPI, began manufacturing what quickly became one of the most popular American styles of chips, which were used in European, Far East Asian and South African casinos.
Often sought by collectors, specialty and commemorative casino chips have a recognized value that goes far beyond their beauty. Many collectibles lose value after being bought at retail, and then may slowly appreciate over time. But that's not the case with casino chips. The face value of a chip will always remain, but its rarity and beauty can make the chip gain in value.