Reimagined Components: Couldn't resist this impish little combination of a "heads you win tails you lose" coin and a 1994 Gila river casino token. Sometimes reminding ourselves of our vices sheds light on our virtues. This duo was strung on a 23" 3mm gunmetal-plated boxcar chain.
Components Found in: Phoenix AZ & Hermosa Beach CA
~Heads You Win, Tails You Lose Token.~
We're confident there were many different versions of the “Heads you win, tails you lose” token made over the last 100+ years. We have come across some with dates that have gone all the way back to 1936. Our playful nature as human beings and occasional naughty sense of humor likely brought these tokens into existence out of a need to settle simple disputes with a sense of humor.
~Gila River Gaming Token~
The Gila River Indian Community opened its first casino in June of 1994. With 272 slots and 252 employees and is still in business today. They used tokens like many other casinos did where customers could exchange their cash for tokens that could be used for a variety of games.
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