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Dirty Las Vegas History

Whenever I’m in Vegas, I can’t help but envision its past… I’m not saying I want to be in the Las Vegas of the past; but visiting it in my mind is somehow very romantic… One way to safely be … Continue reading

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Original Caesars Palace Paintings Up For Auction

On November 17, 11 paintings previously created for the Poker Room at Caesars Palace will be auctioned off. The 11 paintings by LeRoy Neiman are from the 1980 series The Girls of Caesars Palace and feature women in casino scenes. … Continue reading


Housewives Playing Bridge

Suburban housewives playing a game of bridge; 1942 Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Trumping Through Tarot Cards: Collecting & History, Part One

Called Boris Kobe’s Tarot Cards*, these cards date from 1945, when Kobe, a Slovenian architect and painter, was a political prisoner at the Allach concen Source: www.collectorsquest.com Part Two is here: http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/2007/09/06/trumping-through-tarot-cards-collecting-history-part-two/ See on Scoop.it – Games People Play

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Not According To Hoyle

Pretty much everyone who has an interest in playing cards has heard the expression “according to Hoyle“. Edmond Hoyle’s writings also included backgammon and chess, but Hoyle was best known for his written works on the rules and play of … Continue reading


Jayne Mansfield At The Roulette Wheel In Vegas

Jayne Mansfield plays roulette in Vegas, 1958; photo by Frank Worth.

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Online Casino History Infographic

In the space of 20 years, internet gambling has evolved from a handful of disc-loaded, free-to-play games to a global market worth $35 billion a year. A new infographic from RightCasino.com charts this incredible history. Beginning in 1994, RightCasino.com takes … Continue reading

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Antique Paris Gamblers

Antique illustrations of Paris gamblers by caricaturist Georges Goursat SEM. Available here.

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Romantic Antique Poker Chips

Aren’t these the sweetest little vintage poker chips?! Antique embossed clay poker chips featuring Cupid’s Kiss, in red and ivory; via newport44.

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Gambling At The Stardust Was An Out Of This World Experience

Just check out the starship in this vintage photograph of the old Vegas casino’s slot machines.

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