The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc.
(CC>CC) is pleased to announce its complete seminar
presenters lineup for its 22nd annual convention.
Thursday, June 19
8:30 a.m., Charles Kaplan:
The Chip Guide Update
Charles Kaplan, LM-115-48, is the President of the Caribbean
Casino Collectors Club, President of the Atlantic City Casino
Collectibles Club, Museum of Gaming History webmaster and
Vice-Chairman, ChipGuide webmaster, Caribbean ChipGuide webmaster,
CCGTCC convention volunteer and frequently writes articles for
Casino Chip and Gaming Token News.
Charles is a casino chip collector who specializes in the
Caribbean, obsolete $1 Nevada chips and $1 chips from
3 p.m., Mark Hall-Patton:
The First 20 Years of Legal Gaming in Nevada
Mark Hall-Patton is the Museum Administrator for the Clark
County Museum system. He oversees the Clark County Museum, the
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum and the Searchlight History
Museum. Prior to that Mark was Director of the San Luis Obispo
County Historical Museum in California. He has worked for both
public and private non-profit museums and has consulted with
numerous start-up and established museums and museum boards.
Mark is a MAP surveyor for the American Association of Museums
and the author of two books and over 400 published articles. He has
written and produced 48 local history videos. In 2009, Mark hosted
a live interview roundtable program on C4 television in the Vegas
valley and is regularly seen on the History Channel's "Pawn Stars"
as a visiting expert.
In addition to the Nevada Museums Association, where he served
as President from 2000 to 2002 and 2008-2010, Mark served on the
California Association of Museums and Western Museums Association
boards. He is a member of the Board of the Nevada Test Site
Historical Foundation and the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Friday, June 20
9 a.m., Terry Shaffer:
Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo
Terry Shaffer is a Life Member of the CCGTCC and is the creator
and Director of the CCGTCC's Mentoring Program. Terry
assisted in the development of the "Collector's Assistant Plus"
casino chip database program and continues an integral role in the
ongoing development and upgrading of the program. He also
assisted in the initial development of the CaribbeanChipGuide.com.
He is also the author of the, "Illegal Gambling Clubs of
He presently operates two websites; his collector site,
www.TerrysCasinoChips.com, and his retail site, www.HappyChipper.com.
3 p.m., Andy Martello:
Willie Martello, the King of Casinos, the El Rey Club
Andy Martello is a professional comedian, variety performer and
freelance writer. Originally from the Chicago area, he now calls
Las Vegas, Nev., home where he appears as the announcer for "The
Price is Right LIVE," the nationally touring version of the world's
most popular TV game show.
He brought the subject of his new book (the El Rey Club) to
national prominence on the hit History Channel program, "American
Restoration." A writer since birth, Andy's humor and opinion
columns have appeared in the North Las Vegas Voice newspaper,
TheCheers.org, and AbsoluteWrite.com. "The King of Casinos: Willie
Martello and the El Rey Club" is his first (and probably his last)
The pioneer of the "sneaky history" book genre, Andy's seminars
and lectures (much like his book) are not like typical boring
history classes. All stories and facts are filled with great
humor and presented by an expert entertainer with 30 years of
experience in front of audiences. This seminar will feature
rare artifacts, exclusive photos not seen within the pages of his
book, and a lot of fun. Do not miss this speaker!
This year's convention is scheduled for June 18-21. The
showroom floor is open to the public starting on Thursday, June 19,
and admission is $15. Admission is free on Friday and Saturday.
Southpoint Hotel Casino & Spa
9777 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89183
More information is available at: www.ccgtcc.com