The world’s largest casino chip and token collection, as recognized by Guinness World Records, is just part of what’s in store for visitors to the Casino Collectibles Association’s (CCA) 28th annual show this week, June 17-19, 2021, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The public is invited to check out casino mementos from all over the world displayed by over 50 dealers, greet “Pawn Stars” celebrity historian Mark Hall-Patton and meet Poker Hall of Famers Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher. In addition, four free gaming memorabilia-related seminars are on hand, and a casino chips and collectibles auction of over 200 lots is open for public inspection and bidding. For anyone who finds casinos – and specifically casino history – a fascinating topic, this show is a must-see event. And for the low price of admission, $10 max, it’s an entertainment value.
Greatest collection of casino mementos in one place
Show attendees will find casino chip experts and their displays dedicated to a multitude of gaming chip categories such as rare chips, roulette chips, counterfeit chips, illegal casino chips, odd denomination chips and collections dedicated to sports and even aliens. Additional collections on display will include gaming tokens, dice, slot cards, playing cards, matchbooks, menus, dinnerware, swizzle sticks, casino photos, post cards and more. All dealer tables will be spaced six-feet apart.
Mark Hall-Patton, nicknamed the “Beard of Knowledge” and known for his cameo role in over 200 episodes of “Pawn Stars,” the History Channel’s reality show, will be on hand to greet visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. Linda Johnson, nicknamed the “First Lady of Poker” and the first female inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, will be at the annual show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 18, along with fellow poker professional and inductee into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame, Jan Fisher. All celebrities are available for autographs, selfies and conversation!
Four free gaming memorabilia-related seminars
Registered show attendees can also take in these four free educational seminars that run concurrently with the show. These seminars are located across the hall from the show in the Joshua Room of the South Point
Hotel and Casino:
Collecting and Researching Slot Cards presented by Robert Baker on Thursday, June 17th at 8 a.m.
The Mob Museum presented by Geoff Schumacher on Thursday, June 17th at 3 p.m.
The Trail of the Museum of Gaming History presented by Jim Follis on Friday, June 18 at 8 a.m.
When the Mafia Ran Cuba presented by Charles Kaplan on Friday, June 18 at 3 p.m.
Huge auction of casino gaming chips and mementos
Registered attendees on Thursday, June 17th can review and bid on 200 auction lots of casino chips and other casino memorabilia. A live auction will be conducted that evening in the Joshua Room at South Point. The auction is open to the public. Admission to the show floor on Thursday is $10. The auction catalog can be viewed at http://www.ccgtcc.com/2021ClubAuction.pdf
Show hours and admission fees
The Casino Chips and Collectibles Show registration and admission is open to the public:
June 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (admission $10)
June 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (admission $5)
June 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (admission is free).
Location is Exhibit Hall C at the South Point Hotel Casino, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada.