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Riviera Beach, Florida
Type: Day Cruise
Status: Closed
Open: 7/1/95, Close: 4/29/96

The casino gambling ship Club Royale of Palm Beach County, Florida, was lost at sea on August 2, 1995. The 234-foot vessel sank before dawn in rough seas churned up by Hurricane Erin, about 90-miles east of Port Canaveral, Florida. The captain and two crewmen were lost at sea. No passengers were on board the Club Royale at that time. The Club Royale operated for exactly one month doing twice-a-day gambling cruises to nowhere when it sank. It's estimated that very few chips left the casino in the 30-day operation, and those chips that did survive are considered quite rare. A 2nd ship began sailing on 1/5/96 and stopped on 4/29/96. This ship used the Chipco chips that soon after started fading. The entire rack has entered the collectors market. Ship info supplied by John Benedict
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Chips (16) [QuickView]
CG030295 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: White
Inserts: 3pur
Mold Plain
Contributed by: Luke Rapley

Chip from the 1st Club Royale that sunk.
CG030306 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: White
Mold Plain
Inlay: Linen
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 2nd Club Royale. These were made during Chipcos resin fading era.
CG220941 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2019-03-10
Color: White
Inserts: 4org
Mold Plain
Contributed by: Joel Reznick

Notched, possible sample, white chip with $1/$100 inlay. Different inserts than the standard $1 chip. 1st issued set.
CG030296 Obsolete
Denom: $2.50
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Blue
Inserts: 3blu
Mold Plain
Contributed by: Jeff Goolsby
Updated by: Charles Kaplan

Chip from the 1st Club Royale that sunk.
CG030307 Obsolete
Denom: $2.50
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Pink
Mold Plain
Inlay: Linen
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 2nd Club Royale. These were made during Chipcos resin fading era.
CG030297 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2019-03-25
Color: Red
Inserts: 4 White
Mold Plain
Inlay: OR-Orange
Logo: Palm Tree, Dice
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 1st Club Royale that sunk.
CG030308 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Red
Mold Plain
Inlay: Linen
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 2nd Club Royale. These were made during Chipcos resin fading era.
CG101081 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2019-03-04
Color: Red
Inserts: 4 White
Mold Plain
Inlay: OOR-Multi
Logo: Dice
Contributed by: Westen Charles

Error chip - $25 inlay on one side
CG221795 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2019-03-29
Color: Red
Inserts: 3 sxs White
Mold Plain
Inlay: OR-Orange
Logo: Palm Tree, Dice
Contributed by: John Benedict

Undetermined but possibly a manufacturer's sample chip.
CG030302 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Teal
Inserts: 4wht
Mold Plain
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo
Updated by: Charles Kaplan

Chip from the 1st Club Royale that sunk.
CG030309 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Green
Mold Plain
Inlay: Linen
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 2nd Club Royale. These were made during Chipcos resin fading era.
CG030304 Obsolete
Denom: $100
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Black
Inserts: 6wht
Mold Plain
Contributed by: William Wells
Updated by: Charles Kaplan

Chip from the 1st Club Royale that sunk.
CG030310 Obsolete
Denom: $100
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Black
Mold Plain
Inlay: Linen
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 2nd Club Royale. These were made during Chipcos resin fading era.
CG030305 Obsolete
Denom: $500
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Purple
Inserts: 4 sxs Orange
Mold Plain
Contributed by: John K. Kallman

Chip from the 1st Club Royale that sunk.
CG030311 Obsolete
Denom: $500
Last Update: 2019-01-10
Color: Lt Blue
Mold Plain
Inlay: Linen
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

Chip from the 2nd Club Royale. These were made during Chipcos resin fading era.
CG198778 Obsolete
Denom: $500
Last Update: 2018-04-14
Color: Purple
Inserts: 4 Orange
Mold Plain
Contributed by: John Chamberlain

Notched
Manufacturer Sample Chips (2) [QuickView]
CG160655 Current
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2019-04-22
Color: White
Inserts: 3 Mauve
Mold Plain
Contributed by: John K. Kallman

Jim Farnham Collection
CG225846 Current
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2019-07-05
Color: White
Inserts: 3 Orange
Mold Plain
Contributed by: John K. Kallman
Slot Tokens (3) [QuickView]
CG030312 Obsolete
Denom: 25¢
Last Update: 2015-07-13
Color: Nickel
Mftr RWM
Contributed by: John K. Kallman
CG030313 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2015-07-13
Color: Nickel
Mftr RWM
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo
CG030314 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2015-07-13
Color: Nickel
Mftr RWM
Contributed by: John K. Kallman
Dice (1) [QuickView]
CG140369 Obsolete
Last Update: 2015-03-12
Color: Green
Playing Cards (1) [QuickView]
CG200854 Obsolete
Last Update: 2018-05-11
Color: Purple
Contributed by: Roy Klein
Total Items (23)

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