Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo

Terry Shaffer's new book, Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo, is just terrific. It's one of only a few books on illegal casinos and certainly the most complete. Terry is a resident of Toledo and through hard work and a little luck, managed to get files and photos from back when the clubs were in operation.... Continue Reading →

Stateline Country Club

In chip collecting In my humble opinion In the state of Nevada In my collection Indian headdress Incredible The Stateline Country Club was situated on the California/Nevada state border on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Originally owned by Cal Custer, the club had a reputation for fun during the short summer season at the... Continue Reading →

The Tahoe Mariner

The Tahoe Mariner sits forlornly in this photo to your right. Situated on a small rise above the highway, the casino property went through a long progression of owners and name changes before Valley Bank of Nevada finally foreclosed on the casino in 1983. Capy Ricks purchased the property in 1946 from Ed Malley's real... Continue Reading →

Casino Birdcage

As you know, I've been known to hang around casinos - around, and around, and around. Well, the other day a security officer was bringing a fill of chips to the "21" table I was standing next to and a woman asked what, "that plastic thingy, that, you know, holder thing, was called." I explained... Continue Reading →

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