Hotel Fremont

What are we doing today…Idling around during summer break. Playing pool. Playing piano. Playing cards.

Name: Hotel Fremont

Date: 5.26.2009

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Ebay will run about 3-5$ on average for a piece of casino history. Being the ebay sleuth I am, this is good.

Availability: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

These occasionally show up on Ebay as lowly desired decks. Only idiots like me bid on these things.

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○

So, to me, casino cards from whenever this era was…are quite nice. Superflip feels the same as well. Age means they don’t fan,,but that doesn’t matter. This deck happens to be ‘bee’ branded, so that’s a plus. Stiffer than bicycles. Less slippery than standard bees today. Quite durable. Quite? Very Durable.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○

Typical standard faro capabilities. Good enough for its age.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○○ ○

Red ‘Bee 92’ back with ‘Hotel Fremont and Casino Las Vegas, NEVADA’ etched inside a hexagon. Can you really call this a back design? Bee back cards favor gambling type sleights, so it fills its purpose.

Hotel Fremont : Bee AoS and Hotel Jokers
Hotel Fremont : Bee AoS and Hotel Jokers

Zarrow Shuffle: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○

You pull out an old deck. What kind of sleights are even possible with a beaten and used casino deck. Assuming … its used. It looks clean to me…but that’s something else. You start doing cuts. And a few riffle shuffles. Make sure they’re zarrow shuffles. But no one would think that…they think you’re being stupid. Using casino cards…for magical effects…


Hotel Fremont
Hotel Fremont

-Hotel Fremont! As far as vintage casino cards go. This one is available and has a good price to match it on Ebay. Of course, having white bordered casino cards (nuggets?) favor magic…but at the cost of price…maybe not…Nice box design. Simple Hotel Fremont with 4 suits on the front. Cant’ even tell they’re bee cards from the box. Excellent. Gets a plus in my list. Should go hunt down some more eventually.

–Kudos ♪♫