Pennsylvania Casinos

There are 17 places listed as casinos in Pennsylvania. That includes six horse race tracks, five off-track wagering locations, and six Las Vegas-style casinos. The legal age for gambling in Pennsylvania is 18 for pari-mutuel wagers and 21 for casino games. Slot machines were legalized in 2004 and table games were added to legal games […]

Nevada Casino Pioneer Steve Pavlovich

Steve Pavlovich was born in Yugoslavia in 1889. He came to America armed with dreams and a promise of the good life. What he found was rough-and- tumble characters who would rather beat you for your pennies than give you the time of day. He traveled from New York to New Jersey to Wyoming before […]

Nevada Casino Pioneer Nick Abelman

Nathan Nick Abelman was an early pioneer of the Nevada casino and gambling industry and is best known as the owner of the Riverside casino in Reno. Abelman operated casinos for 44 years before passing away on December 15, 1951. He also owned the Waldorf and Ship and Bottle casinos in Reno, the Christmas Tree […]

Nevada Casino Pioneer Bert Riddick

Bert Riddick was a Native Nevadan, born in the tiny mining town of Carlin. His wife Vivians family was from Ely, Nevada and Bert and Vivian spent their lives in Northern Nevada, traveling between Tonopah, Ely, and Reno. Riddick was in his twenties, a miner and saloon worker, when he met and first worked for […]

Museum of Gaming History

The Museum of Gaming History, brainchild of the Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collector’s Club, made its Facebook debut recently to wild enthusiasm from casino history enthusiasts across the world. The collectors’ club was first started in 1988 by Archie Black and his chip collecting friends, but the idea of an actual museum that collectors […]