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 Donation page.
Museum of Gaming History
An Educational Project of The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc.
An IRS approved 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit Corporation
Dedicated to the preservation and education of Gaming History

MoGH Board Members
Position Name Email Bio
Museum Chair and Webmaster Charles Kaplan charlie@themogh.org Bio
Board Member Douglas Smith dsmith@themogh.org Bio
Board Member Ross Poppel rspoppel@gmail.com Bio
Board Member Steve Palumbo steve@themogh.org Bio
Board Member Jerry Vergatos jerry@themogh.org Bio
Board Member Sheldon Smith sheldon@themogh.org Bio
Legal Counsel and Board Member Eric S. Rosenblum erosenblum@themogh.org Bio
Board Member Jim Follis gamingore@themogh.org Bio


Jerry Vergatos, LM-8093-241
Iím originally from New York City, but relocated to Colorado in my youth and have been there for the past 40 or so years. It was time for a change, so my wife of 30 years and I packed up and moved to Las Vegas. We are both excited to be here, we love the weather.

I have been married to my beautiful wife for almost thirty years. She has secured an accounting position with Bally Technologies. We have two wonderful sons who both currently reside in Colorado and work in computer information systems at an agriculture company.

As far as employment, I have run the gamut in both retail and food and beverage industry. I have owned over nine successful businesses including restaurants, liquor stores, delis, and a hotel. I was also in upper management of a group of Subway Stores, Cinnabon, and Furrís Cafeteria. Iím still deciding if I want to retire or continue in business.

My hobbies include casino memorabilia, coin and currency collecting and being a nuisance to my wife. I am on the Board of Directors of the Mercedes Club of America. I am also on the Board of Directors for Ability Colorado, a Cerebral Palsy charity. I also write the Memberís Corner column hoping to highlight our members.

I have a strong desire to help bring the Museum of Gaming History to fruition as I believe it will be our true legacy. The MOGH will create a positive showcase of our hobby and will bring new interest and members to our club.

MoGH Advisory Board
Board MemberAffiliation
Eileen DiRocccoPublisher, Gaming Today
Sandra HarrisExecutive Director, Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Andy Hughes
Jim KruseEducation Director, CC&GTCC
Mark LightermanPhotographer, CC&GTCC
Mark Hall PattonCurator, Clark County Museum System
David G. SchwartzDirector, UNLV's Center for Gaming Research
Mike SkeltonFormer President, CC&GTCC
Christine Smith
Bob StoidalConsulting Editor, KNPR
Wayne ThompsonFormer President, CC&GTCC
Jonathon UllmanDirector, The Mob Museum
John ZoeschTreasurer, CC&GTCC

MoGH Contacts
Position Name
ChipGuide Supervisor Albert Scalzo
Photographer Mark Lighterman
Graphic Design Todd Barrett
Exhibit Historian, Newsletter/Magazine Editor Allan Anderson
Exhibit Historian Michael Knapp
Librarian Wendy Schultz
Exhibit Content Traffic Manager Ralph Myers
El Cortez Exhibit Manager, MoGH Lecture Series Sheldon Smith
Convention Exhibition Manager, Plaza Casino Exhibit Manager Jim Follis
El Cortez Exhibit Manager Dave Harbor
Publicity Director Cale Guthmiller
Social Media Administrator Ricky Pushkin
Blogger Dan Jensen
This Week in Gaming History Chuck Sikora
Exhibit Framing & Displays Chris Colangelo
Membership Fundraising Judy Weurth
Exhibit Assistant Travis Lewin
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