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Vintage Las Vegas Casino Chips from the 1950s and 1960s

Vintage Las Vegas Casino Chips from the 1950s and 1960s

Auction Finds
I don't really have a lot of commentary for this post. I've compiled images of 21 (because blackjack) vintage casino chips from Nevada casinos. These all date mostly from the 1950s and 1960s, although there are a few from the '70s. Some of these chips are from Nevada's most iconic Las Vegas casinos, while some are from other cities -- like Reno and Jackpot -- and aren't as well known. But they're all colorful and cool, and that's why I'm sharing them.   For more fun slideshows, click here.
Banned

Banned

Sports
I was tooling around Wikipedia after watching Eight Men Out and came across this nugget.  Did you know...baseball legends Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from Major League Baseball (or more accurately, they were placed on the "permanently ineligible" list) by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn in the early '80s?  Mantle and Mays had accepted jobs at two different Atlantic City casinos (mainly as greeters), which Kuhn felt was "no place for a baseball hero and Hall of Famer."  The pair were reinstated by Kuhn's successor, Peter Ueberroth, in 1985.