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
The Museum of Gaming History - Events

These exhibits are currently open:

  • The Mob Museum
    June 17th 2014 - Rare Early To Mid-20th Century Casino Chips , Photos & Memorabilia

    Two new displays now open:

    • Experience Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo Hotel through artifacts dating from the casino's opening in 1946. The display is found in the 2nd Floor Open City.

    • Imagine living in a time when legendary illegal gambling clins flourished across America before Las Vegas emerged as the nation's undisputed casino capital. This display is found on the 3rd Floor Evidence Room.

    The new displays are presented through partnerships with the Museum of Gaming History nad the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club and open simultaneously with a display at the El Cortez featuring casino chips and other objects from the many downtown casinos once operated by Jackie Gaughan.

    The Mob Museum
    300 Stewart Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 229-2734
    TheMobMuseum.org



  • The El Cortez Hotel & Casino
    June 17, 2014 - The "Jackie Gaughan's Downtown Las Vegas" Exhibit

    Unveiled at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino as a tribute to the late gambling pioneer. Jackie Gaughan passed away in 2013 at the age of 93. He lived at the El Cortez Hotel and could be found in the casino daily playing poker.

    The exhibit includes artifacts from the nine downtown Las Vegas casinos that Jackie Gaughan owned or managed. Artifacts include casino chips and tokens, ashtrays, matchbooks, postcards, and other items. Part of the exhibit is a 30 minute continuously running video about Jackie and his casinos.

    The El Cortez Hotel & Casino
    600 East Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 385-5200
    elcortezhotelcasino.com



  • The Plaza Hotel & Casino
    February 5, 2016 - "The Union Plaza Now and Then" Exhibit
    Open daily from 3:00PM to 11:00PM in the Las Vegas Club Gallery


    Before the giant casinos that now line Las Vegas Boulevard, there were the classics like The Plaza that established Vegas as the city of glitz, glamour and gaming - one of the original Las Vegas celebrity haunts. The Plaza, located at #1 Main Street is a historical icon for downtown Las Vegas. The Plaza Hotel & Casino is also the gateway to the famous Fremont Street Experience. When the Plaza opened its doors in 1971 it was the largest hotel and casino in the world with over 500 rooms. Over the last 40 years the Plaza has been featured in several motion pictures and influenced the design and shape of Sin City's skyline.

    The exhibit includes artifacts that span the 45 year history of the Plaza Hotel and its predessors. Artifacts include casino chips and tokens, ashtrays, matchbooks, postcards, and other items. Part of the exhibit is a 21 minute continuously running video about the history of the Plaza Hotel.

    The Plaza Hotel & Casino
    One South Main Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (800) 634-6575
    www.plazahotelcasino.com

  • The Mob Museum
    April 20, 2016 - The Havana Mob During the 1950's

    Havana, Cuba, served as a virtual haven for organized crime in the 1950s. After former Cuban President Fulgencio Batista staged a bloodless military coup to resume the presidency in 1952, he solicited large bribes from top American hoodlums who would spend hundreds of millions to develop hotel-casinos and lavish nightclubs in Havana with the full support of Batista's corrupt government.

    The Havana Mob, including Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Santos Trafficante and Albert Anastasia, operated freely in the city until New Year's Day 1959 when Fidel Castro's leftist rebels suddenly overthrew Batista, seized the Mob's properties and closed its casinos.

    The Mob Museum
    300 Stewart Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 229-2734
    TheMobMuseum.org



  • The Neon Museum
    April 29, 2016 - Golden Nugget, Downtown Las Vegas, Memorabilia

    The Neon Museum officially "opened" with the installation of its first restored sign, the Hacienda Horse and Rider, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. In 2012 the Neon Museum Boneyard opened at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North. The nearly two-acre campus includes an outdoor exhibition space, known as the Boneyard, which features more than 200 signs, seven of which are restored, a visitors' center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is used for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs.

    The MoGH has a display case in the Neon Boneyard Gallery with memorabilia from the Golden Nugget casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

    The Neon Museum
    770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 387-6366
    TheNeonMuseum.org




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