Category Archives: Bee

Bee Casino Sam’s Town

Name: Bee Casino ‘Sam’s Town’
Date: 6.11.2009

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It’s a used yet uncancelled deck from a Las Vegas Casino. Well, that probably means I got it off of eBay. 5$ for this one with shipping. I like it.

Sam's Town : Part of older casino card boxes.
Sam's Town : Part of older casino card boxes.
Sam's Town : No Jokers, You get Ads insteads.
Sam's Town : No Jokers, You get Ads insteads.

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A little difficult to come across this exact casino. As for the same brand…. Bee cambric finish…on uncancelled casino decks….that’s a little difficult too, if you’re going for older stock of cards.

Sam's Town : No Bee Ace here, you get a Boyd Ace instead. Solid.
Sam's Town : No Bee Ace here, you get a Boyd Ace instead. Solid.

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○

It’s Bee’s cambric finish. The good one. I’d imagine these were awesome at one point, but age kinda killed it for this deck. However, all the good qualities are there I guess. Good snap. Holds well. More durable than a bicycle deck. Fans wells. White borders? How about no borders but its white. Makes for (un)interesting fans and such.

Sam's Town : Notice the extra pips.
Sam's Town : Notice the extra pips.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○

Sam's Town : Faro
Sam's Town : Faro

Nothing bad here. Nothing exceptional either.

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Sam's Town : Back
Sam's Town : Back

It’s no background, with the casino logo twice. Excellent. Simplicity is always a plus here. But then, there’s no borders. Might be confusing if you have selective amnesia like I do. What. Nothing…

Fans and Spreads: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Sam's Town : Back Spread
Sam's Town : Back Spread
Sam's Town : Tabled Fan
Sam's Town : Tabled Fan

Uhm. Boring. Hm. If you like blank fans and spreads like I do. Then this is indeed a good deck. Assuming you use the back. Because of the extra large “border”. Yup. As for the stock. I had to also revive this deck using fanning powder and now its awesome. Like some of the other decks.

Sam's Town : Unusual Index Placement
Sam's Town : Unusual Index Placement

Comments
-Sam’s Town. I used  to go there with my family when I lived in Las Vegas. What. I lived in Vegas…? Yea…that explains a lot. Sort of. This deck has some abnormalities. Aside from the usual ‘casino’ red. And the indifferent back design. It’s a gambling hall. The back design ,,,it says Gambling Hall! Like the indices on the 10 through K and Aces. As for the spot cards, theyre indented towards the center a bit much too. Check out those spreads. Scary. If I could travel back in time and make custom cards for myself, I’d use this stock. Maybe. Theres a few others I like more. But we haven’t got to them yet.

Sam's Town : So many picture captions.
Sam's Town : So many picture captions.

–Kudos ♪♫

Bee RJRTC

Welcome back?

Name: RJRTC 2007 Bee
Date: 6.5.2009

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Hit or miss here. I picked up a brick at 3$ a pack and then some last year in May 2008. The price on Ebay kinda jumps up and down a lot depending on how much you buy, and how fast you kill decks. Lucky me.

RJRTC : Another white bordered Bee.
RJRTC : Another white bordered Bee.

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If these were readily available like bicycles, me and probably a bunch of other people would truly be happy. Reality says they’re not. Promotional items for camel cigarettes in 2007 , you might be lucky to find them in liquor store rather than eBay. eBay…..darn. huge SIGH. At least I don’t use them everyday.

RJRTC : Joker, AoS, and....poker rules...again...
RJRTC : Joker, AoS, and....poker rules...again...

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

RJRTC : Spread
RJRTC : Spread
RJRTC : Face Spread
RJRTC : Face Spread
RJRTC : Faro and Spread
RJRTC : Faro and Spread

Can you say AWESOME? As white bordered bees are rare enough to come by in the first places, these are additionally super. A pack I opened last year last around 6months. And it still fans today. And such. This bee is strong. And surprising durable.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

RJRTC : Cut and Faro
RJRTC : Cut and Faro

Very easy. Maybe I’m just overall biased towards being favorable. But there’s nothing wrong here. Cards seem to be cut well on all sides.

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RJRTC : Red and Blue
RJRTC : Red and Blue

Available in Red and Blue. They’ve been referred to as ….watermelons? Because the yellow whatever look like seeds..? I don’t know…they look like some butterfly like pattern to me. But still quite … whats the word…refreshing? Like,, a back that’s white bordered, isn’t just one color, or shades of black and white. Well, its just red/ blue + black + yellow. But still made of so much awesome. Also correctly looks good in fans and spreads.

Giant Fan: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○
Assuming you can pull off consistently good giant fans(not it)

RJRTC : Giant Fan
RJRTC : Giant Fan

Please use this deck. Its pretty.

Comments

RJRTC : MADE OF AWESOME > . <
RJRTC : MADE OF AWESOME > . <

-This deck might be what is referred to as ‘exclusive’ Unless you’re a heavy smoker of camel branded cigarettes in 2007, you’ll have to find other ways to acquire this deck. Might I suggest Ebay. Over the last year of tracking this deck , they’ve sold anywhere between 2 $ to 15 $ a deck. I sold some of mine off at that upper limit….yea…just the blues ones. Since I don’t like blue decks. I mean…I like red more…but tahts besides the point. Which is. They pop up on eBay a lot. So. it’s a BEE branded deck. With white borders. That alone is awesome + points right there. The box design is also quite subtle. Only words are on the bottom of the box. I wish all my other decks had boxes like these…

–Kudos ♪♫