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Eilat, Israel
Type: Day Cruise
Status: Closed
Open: 5/1996

Sun Jo 1 Casino Ship - Eilat, Israel. The Sun Jo 1 opened in May 1996.I worked on it from the day it opened (actually a month before too) hence I know which the first set were. This info per Garin Williamson. Panamian Flag. Ship details: build at VIGO SHIPYARDS (Spain) , length 62.8m, beam 12.5m, draft 3.1m. Was one of the best casino ships in Eilat. Started in 1996 since 2000 he went only once in bankruptcy and he stop just for dry dock. Luxury interior, 3 casinos, slot area, sun deck, entertainment area, swimming pool (Sun Jo 1 dealers used to say :"cool by the pool"). The ship used to be the main casino attraction in Eilat, he sailed 2-3 times per day 4 hour sail. During the winter season in 2000 the ship owner decided to take to ship to dry dock in Romania were he extend the main casino (main deck, stern side on the picture), and he took the ship to Caribbean Sea to start a new casino operation in Miami. United States Coast Guard decided that the ship was unable to sail in U.S. waters because o
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Chips (9) [QuickView]
CG013873 Obsolete
Denom: 50¢
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2015-06-29
Color: White
Mold H&C (RHC)
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: Garin Williamson

1st issue chip
CG061752 Obsolete
Denom: $1
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2013-01-23
Color: Blue
Inserts: 3lbl
Mold H&C (RHC)
Logo: Sun

1st issue chip
CG062424 Obsolete
Denom: $2.50
Last Update: 2012-02-05
Color: Mustard
Inserts: 2blu
Contributed by: Leonidas S. Tan
CG043484 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2019-09-06
Color: Red
Inserts: 4 sxs Wh
Mold House
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo
CG013874 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2013-01-23
Color: Red
Mold H&C (RHC)
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: Garin Williamson

1st issue chip
CG043485 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2019-09-06
Color: Green
Inserts: 4org sxs
Mold House
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo
CG043486 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2013-01-23
Color: Green
Inserts: 4red
Mold H&C (RHC)
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: Albert Scalzo

1st issue chip
CG087343 Obsolete
Denom: $100
Last Update: 2012-07-17
Color: Black
Inserts: 4red sxs
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: John Chamberlain
CG087344 Obsolete
Denom: $100
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2013-01-23
Color: Black
Inserts: 4pnk/Grn/Pnk
Mold H&C (RHC)
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: John Chamberlain

1st issue chip
Slot Tokens (1) [QuickView]
CG091491 Obsolete
Last Update: 2012-10-24
Logo: Sun
Contributed by: Denis Starynin
Business Cards (1) [QuickView]
CG129551 Current
Last Update: 2014-06-16
Contributed by: Garin Williamson

Back is blank. First General Manager of the casino was Larry Cohen, 2nd was Garin Williamson
Post Cards (1) [QuickView]
CG000886 Current
Last Update: 2013-01-27
Contributed by: David Byard
Room Keys (1) [QuickView]
CG133977 Current
Last Update: 2014-09-05
Color: Blue
Mftr SCG 0398152116
Contributed by: Robert Baker

From Sun Vista ship. Golden Sun logo
Other Items (3) [QuickView]
CG000887 Current
Last Update: 2013-01-27
Contributed by: David Byard

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CG003016 Current
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2019-05-13
Color: Silver
Mftr 31806
Contributed by: Garin Williamson

Membership Card. It was meant to be issued as a VIP card (membership) but probably ran into too much red tape as the boats were a grey area. I know they were made but not given out (like the pens/lighters and other stuff) in 1996. As far as I know, they were stored and then destroyed.
CG003017 Current
Issued: 5/1996
Last Update: 2019-05-13
Color: Gold
Mftr 31805
Contributed by: Garin Williamson

Membership Card. It was meant to be issued as a VIP card (membership) but probably ran into too much red tape as the boats were a grey area. I know they were made but not given out (like the pens/lighters and other stuff) in 1996. As far as I know, they were stored and then destroyed.
Total Items (16)

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