The Museum of Gaming History is growing and we need your support. The MoGH came to
life in 2014 with the showing of exhibits at the El Cortez Hotel and the Mob
Museum. We are working on showing several new exhibits in the coming year.
The MoGH needs your support to fund these projects. We seek to grow the hobby by
expanding interest in Gaming History. Please visit the MoGH
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Dedicated to the preservation and education of Gaming History
This casino was first opened by Danny Jones in 1985 after he purchased it
from Frank King (formerly King International Casino). The GHC's chips were
the colorful Chipcos, figures 1 & 2, and are now obsolete so, if you have
any of these chips hold on to them, they will be good collector's items! If
you don't have the GHC Chipcos email me. On September 1,1998 the GHC was sold
to Mike Posner and he renamed the casino Excelsior Casino. I recently had
spoken with Mike about the GHC's inventory of chips and he can not release
any of the old chips for another year or so.
The Paul-son's Hat & Cane $5.00 and $25.00 chips are no longer! They
have been replaced with Bud Jones inlays with indented starburst incused
lines emanating from the center, figures 3 & 4.
If you had collected these Hat & Canes you would have noticed 3 varieties
of each $5.00 and $25.00 ones! The standard playing chips and two varieties
of other denominations. Each 'credit' chip had a bold or a thinner spelling
of the word 'credit', figures 5 & 6.
These are now quite rare and will fetch a premium for collectors. Please
bear in mind, that only a few casinos in the world have casino chips with
the word 'credit' on them! The other way casinos distinguish credit or marker
chips from regular 'play' chips is by the color of the chip with the same
denomination. In Aruba, the Stellaris Casino in the Marriott Hotel, and the
Hyatt Regency Casino in the Hyatt Hotel differentiate regular 'play' versus
'credit' chips is via different colors in the mold areas, the center inlay
logo is usually the same.
The previous Hat & Cane dark green $25.00 chip with 3x1/4 Blue
& Orange inserts chips worn (PRC# ALH-25 H&C.1) and were recently
changed to newer Hat & Cane chips. This new $25.00 chip is lime green
with 4x1/4 Navy Blue & Turquoise inserts (PRC# ALH-25 H$amp;C.2, figure