A Jimi Hendrix gambling chip

This Jimi Hendrix gambling chip, of the $25 variety, was issued by Las Vegas's Hard Rock Hotel in 2003. The color scheme is unusual -- $25 chips are typically green -- but understandable in light of the "Purple Haze" theme, a nod to his hit 1967 single of that name with his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience. And lyrics from "Purple Haze" also fit right in with clockless, windowless, neon-lit casino experience:

"Purple haze all in my eyes
Don't know if it's day or night
You got me blowing, blowing my mind
Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?"

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