Vintage Casino Chips

| By Michael Kaplan | From Gambling Guide, May/June 2022
Vintage Casino Chips
It’s been said that whoever invented gambling was smart. But the guy who invented chips was a genius. But gamblers who choose not to cash in their casino chips may be the smartest of all. A 1960s $5 Caesars Palace chip, showing a smiling Caesar, now goes for $400. Flying home from Vegas, with chip in pocket, might have been as lucky as the gambler got on that trip. He’s not alone. More people than ever are collecting casino chips (eBay has thousands for sale), coveting memories of Las Vegas in its glory days—and making bank. A $1 chip from the nearby Dunes, depicting a sun rising over its golf-course green, now fetches $40. A $5 offering from the Frontier Casino …
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