A pair of gambling-related museum exhibits will be opened in
conjunction with the Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club’s
upcoming 2014 convention in Las Vegas, Nev.
annual Casino Collectibles Convention is taking place
June 18 to 21 at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.
The convention will feature dealer tables where casino chips, tokens
and silver strikes can be bought and sold along with notable room
keys, dice, playing cards, ashtrays, matchbooks, and other gambling
memorabilia. The convention will also offer daily educational seminars
and gaming competitions.
The CCGTCC is a member
organization of the American Numismatic Association, with casino
tokens being considered a category of numismatic items along the lines
of tokens and medals.
The museum exhibits being held at
the same time as the convention include one on legendary casino
operator Jackie Gaughan at the El Cortez Hotel and
Casino and another at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law
Enforcement (also known as the Mob Museum) on the history of 20th
century illegal gambling houses.
"The [Mob Museum]
exhibit will feature all different forms of artifacts from various
illegal casinos,” a CCGTCC release reads. "One display will be in
the 'evidence' room showcasing a number of Meyer Lansky's
affiliations. Kentucky, Louisiana, Florida and New York clubs will be
highlighted to show the breadth of his control. There will also be a
small display in the Las Vegas room highlighting some early chips and
photographs of the Flamingo.”
The Casino Collectibles
Convention is open to the public. The main floor will be open
Thursday, June 19, through Saturday, June 21. Admission is free on
Friday and Saturday.
The two museum exhibits will open on
Tuesday, June 17.