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


Eric Rosenblum
Eric S. Rosenblum spent seven years as a licensed real estate broker and appraiser in Levittown in the 1970's. He left in 1979 to attend Hofstra Law School, where he served as Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and graduated “With Distinction” -- Hofstra’s equivalent of Summa Cum Laude.

While practicing law in Levittown, he served for seven years as Commissioner of the Nassau County Planning Commission (with exclusive jurisdiction over all subdivision in Nassau County, joint jurisdiction with other municipalities in zoning and environmental impact statements) and then for seven more years on the Board of Managers and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Medical Center, shepherding its transition to a Public Benefit Corporation.

He has practiced in Levittown since 1982, focusing on Real Estate (representing purchasers, sellers and lenders), Zoning, Subdivision and Real Estate-related litigation. In 2005 he was appointed Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Real Property Committee. He chaired the Committee again in 2006, then in 2007, he was reappointed to that position for an unprecedented third term.

He is also a proud member of the Nassau Lawyers Association, and in 2007 was elected to their Board of Directors.

In addition to his professional accomplishments he also served as President of the Levittown Branch of the American Cancer Society and is an active member of the Alliance for Lupus Research. He has spent 33 years on the Board of Directors of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce, being honored as their Businessperson of the Year in 1995.

His political involvement began in 1974, when he was elected a Republican Committeeman in the Levittown South - North Wantagh Executive Area. In 1997 he was elected Executive Committeeman for the area and has served ever since on the Nassau County Republican Executive Committee. He was elected and served as President of the Nassau Lawyers Association during the years 2013-2014.

He lives with his long-time better half, Gale Montello, in Merrick, where she is a real estate broker, and he has two beautiful children -- Hailey, has obtained her Masters Degree in Finance from Stony Brook University, and Chip has moved to Nevada and is a Paramedic in the City of Henderson.

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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