Sheldon Smith is the publicity director of the Casino Collectibles Association (www.ccgtcc.com) and a board member of the Museum of Gaming History (museumofgaminghistory.org). He has been involved in casino collectibles since the early 1990s and over the years has served as president of the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club, and educational director and vice president of CCA.
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Swizzle sticks! Stir! Stir! Stir! I hope Mr. Bond will forgive my play on his words in the casino bar. Whether the drinks they adorned were shaken or stirred, I will use the terms “swizzle stick” and “stirrer” interchangeably.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | My guess is many folks who read this column have no idea what plaques are. They function in the same manner as casino chips and have been used in casinos around the world for quite some time.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Hello readers. The word this week is Silver Strikes. You could put SS in the same category as Beanie Babies and Japanese decorative plates. But not if you value your life should you run into a Silver Striker!view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Bear with me, as we need to read a little about the history of tokens before we can discuss where they went. Tokens have been used for gaming for approximately 150 years. The earliest were somewhat disguised in their usageview