Great Vegas Hobby-Big Event This Week
This hobby may not appeal to everyone, but it is a hobby that can be lucrative, fun, and have an historical element to it. Can you guess what it is?
These collectibles are things that have been found in almost every casino since the Hotel Nevada opened in 1906? The answer is casino chips, room keys, cards, tokens, silver strikes, and more. Basically, anything Vegas that is collectible. If you never looked into being a collector, now is your chance. The big event starts this week.
Beginning this Thursday, June 23rd and running through Saturday, June 25th will be the 24th annual Casino Collectibles Convention. This year it will be held at the Southpoint Hotel & Casino, located a few miles south of Mandalay Bay on the West side of Las Vegas Boulevard. The times of the convention, prices, and other information can be found here.
Casino chips are one very popular item. Some of these are special because they honor a special person or event. Some are special and collectible because they are old or rare. Others, are sought after because they are the first issue of a particular casino or a limited edition. For example, here is a site listing many rare and collectible chips. As you will see many are valued in the hundreds of dollars. There are some that are worth much more.
Also, in addition to chips and in more recent times, people have been collecting hotel keys, ash trays, shot glasses, and silver strikes. For any particular collectible item there is usually clubs and newsletters. These offer opportunities for you to learn more about your area of interest. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
This is an interview on YouTube with this year’s convention promoter.