Programming Schedule

April 2018
27th, 5:30-6:00pm: Reception—Gaming Lecture (AGA Series)
27th, 6:00-7:00pm: Nevada Gaming Lecture—Fireside Chat Neal Cobb and moderator, Dr. Michael Fischer—Harold’s Club

Harold’s Club was an icon in early legalized Nevada Gaming with an almost cult like following of both patrons and employees.
Here are some reasons why from a very unique perspective! When your father-in-law is Raymond I. Smith…

Join us for the next AGA Fireside Chat with Neal Cobb who will be discussing the early years of Harold’s Club with his amazing insight gleaned as both a family member and loyal employee of the Smith Family. Serving as Moderator for the evening is Dr. Michael Fischer, former Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.


May 2018
12th, 10:00-4:00pm: Chip Dig & Gambling Collectibles Show

Are you interested and gaming and gambling memorabilia? Check out our Vendors tables to see or collect a memento from Nevada’s colorful gaming past.
An event not to miss!


Article about our upcoming Chip Dig & Collectibles Show, May 3, 2018: Tokens of History 

Chip Dig article written by Guy Clifton, Oct 2015:  AGA CHIP DIG

Collectibles Articles, written by Howard Herz, AGA Collections Coordinator

Gambling and Dice – 2018 ChipDig article No.3

Tokens and Chip –  2018 ChipDig article No.2

Gaming Chips –  2018 ChipDig article No.1

Confirmed Vendors:

Steve Blust – Casino chips, Casino-related books and Casino playing Cards.

Bill Judge – Vintage Tahoe and Reno Casino Memorabilia (including Chips, China and Ashtrays)

Curt Squires – Casino Chips, Tokens and Casino Collectibles. He is looking to buy Dice, Chips and Tokens.

Steve Passalacqua—Casino Chips, Casino Collectibles.

Robert McColum—Casino Chips, Casino Collectibles.

NorCal Casino Chip Club – Hold their monthly meeting and trade event, in conjunction with Chip Dig.

The Research Library will be closed on May 12th. The NorCal Casino Chip Club will be holding their meeting in the space.

General Information for Event:


Map on Right – Areas available to park for the Saturday event
Please find any open spaces available for this event around the Museum, next to and behind KNPB.

Official Campus Parking Lot Map 2017 – 2018

Link for restaurants

Local Places to Eat Map


September 2018

7th, 5:30-6:00pm: Reception—Gaming Lecture (AGA Series)
7th, 6:00-7:00pm: Nevada Gaming Lecture—Fireside Chat Jim Edward, retired Gaming Control Board and moderator, Dr. Michael Fischer—Nevada Gaming Control Board History

History about Archives

The NHS American Gaming Archives collections were created in 2006 as a home for gambling history in both manuscript and artifact form. The archive’s collection includes manufacturer’s records and artifacts from the major gambling manufacturing companies that sold gaming paraphernalia throughout the United States and the Caribbean.