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Casino Gambling Chips
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Gambling casinos use tokens to advertise and chips for play.
These items are from the 1960's.
Casino Mapes Reno Chip
1. Mapes Hotel-Casino Reno Five Dollar Chip
 
Blue plastic, 39mm, 10.62gm
 
Obverse and reverse:
Blue plastic casino gambling chip with red, yellow, and white stripes.
Figures of two people in western or cowboy dress
HOTEL MAPES / CASINO / $5 / RENO NEVADA
 
The Mapes Hotel-Casino opened in 1947 as the first hotel-casino combination in the country.
It closed in 1982 due to competition from larger and more modern casinos.
The building was torn down in 2000.
 
Casino chips similar to this one appear in the 1961 "Route 66" television program episode
"Eleven The Hard Way". Please visit Route 66 for more information.
 
Casino Bright Spot Reno Good Luck
2. Bright Spot Casino Reno Encased 1971-D Cent Good Luck Penny
 
Aluminum, 35mm x 42mm, 6.29gm
 
Obverse:
KEEP ME AND NEVER GO BROKE
I BRING GOOD LUCK
Lincoln Cent 1971-D
 
Reverse:
BRIGHT SPOT RENO
WHERE THE JACKPOTS ARE
 
Casino Harrahs Reno
3. Harrahs Club Reno Nevada 1960's Gaming Chip
 
Copper-nickel, 38mm, 22.09gm
 
Obverse:
Harrah's $
REDEEMABLE AT HARRAH''S RENO ONLY / NOT LEGAL TENDER
 
Reverse:
Harrah's 1 Reno
REDEEMABLE AT HARRAH''S RENO ONLY / DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN
 
Casino Caesars Las Vegas
4. Caesars Palace Las Vegas Nevada 1979 Gaming Chip
 
Copper-nickel, 37mm, 22.64gm
 
Obverse:
ONE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN * ACCEPTABLE ONLY AT CAESARS PALACE, LAS VEGAS
Caesars Palace Logo
 
Reverse:
ONE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN * FOR USE BY PLAYER ONLY * ONE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN
1979
CAESARS PALACE * LAS VEGAS-NEVADA
Caesars Palace Logo
 
Casino Frontier Hotel Las Vegas
5. Frontier Hotel Las Vegas Nevada 1979 Gaming Chip
 
Copper-nickel, 37mm, 22.50gm
 
Obverse:
ONE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN * FOR USE BY PLAYER ONLY * 1979
FRONTIER HOTEL
LAS VEGAS
Frontier Hotel Logo "F"
 
Reverse:
ACCEPTABLE ONLY AT THE FRONTIER HOTEL, LAS VEGAS
Frontier Hotel Logo "F"
 
The Frontier Hotel operated in Las Vegas from October 30, 1942 until July 16, 2007.
It was also known as the New Fronter Hotel.
 
Pyramids Cobra Slot Machine
6. Pyramids Cobra 25 Cents Slot Machine Token
 
Copper-nickel, 31mm, 11.45gm
 
Obverse:
Egyptian pyramids and cobra in circle
 
Reverse:
FOR SLOT PLAY ONLY / NOT LEGAL TENDER
25 CENTS / GDC
 
The "GDC" is the manufacturer, the Green Duck Corporation or GDC Casino Tokens.
Green Duck closed in 1999
This slot machine token was either used by a casino or a cruise ship.
 
Token Casino Virginia City Bonanza
7. Bonanza Casino, Virginia City, Nevada
 
Aluminum, 35mm, 8.52gm
 
Obverse:
Concentric circles
BONANZA
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA
FREE SLOT PLAY TOKEN
SALOON / GAMING
 
Reverse:
Horseshoe and four-leaf clover
TOKEN FOR FREE SLOT PLAY
V6
NO CASH VALUE
 
Virginia City Nevada was the site of the Comstock silver mines.
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