A Clear Mission
The mission of the Museum of Gaming History is to preserve collections, artifacts and archives
for the purpose of educating the public through exhibitions, programs and information.
Expanding a Tradition
Founded by The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc., a not-for-profit,
educational organization dedicated to gaming history since 1988, the Museum provides a physical
location in which to increase established success.
Exploring a Diverse Past
Gaming has held a place in traditional and popular culture for centuries worldwide. When
motivations, style and technology change, gaming is adapted to serve the needs and desires of
people. Artists represent it, writers discuss it, and destinations are built around it. Gaming
can be simultaneously celebrated or criticized, leisurely or addictive, legal or illegal. Learning
multiple perspectives helps us understand what drives people to invest time and money in and around
gaming. Preserving artifacts provides tangible references to study and enjoy. Engaging in public
dialogue about such cultural traditions enables us to think critically about our past, present and
Providing International Access
The Museum of Gaming History is unique to the world, just as its location -- Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nowhere else can we compare the multiple aspects of gaming across cultures and time while
experiencing modern gaming in its grandest scale. This multi-faceted destination is readily
accessible to an international audience of students, scholars, collectors, artists, entertainers,
gaming industry employees, tourists and the general public alike.
Ensuring a Vital Future
The Museum seeks to act on its mission and foster international impact for generations to come. A
facility will provide collection, archive, exhibition, retail and event space, as well as a
state-of-the-art research environment, enabling members and visitors to interact in multiple ways.
An endowment will fund permanent professional staff positions, build a research collection, provide
the latest technology, and broaden the museum's impact in multiple arenas. To fulfill this vision,
we invite those who embrace the values of historic preservation and contemporary models for learning
to partner with us in ensuring a vital future for the Museum of Gaming History.
Chairman, Board of Directors