Press Release: Seminar Speakers Announced for the 2015 CC and GTCC Convention

April 15, 2015 By ekr


The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc.

Member Club of the American Numismatic Association

A Non-Profit Corporation: Fed ID: 11-3193244


Cale Guthmiller

Publicity Director

April 14, 2015




            The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc. (CC&GTCC) is pleased to announce the following individuals will be speaking at our 23rd Annual Casino Collectibles Convention, being held June 24-27th, 2015 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

            The first of four seminars starts Thursday, June 25th with CC&GTCC Hall of Fame member Howard Herz talking about the “History of the Burt Company and Chip Manufacturing.”  Besides being known for creating the displays mounted on the walls of Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Lake Tahoe, his research led to the publication of the first book devoted solely to casino chips.

            The afternoon seminar on the 25th will be conducted by Special Agent Phillip Pedote of the Nevada Gaming Commission.  He will speak to us regarding the “Duties of the Enforcement Division.”

            Friday, June 26th bring us a pair of collecting heavyweights.  At 8:00 am, Ed Hertel will discuss “Illegal Chips.”  Ed is the publisher of “Ed Hertel’s Illegal Gambling Matchbooks”, containing over 740 pictures of rare illegal matchbook covers from all over the country, and “Ed Hertel’s Price Guide for Illegal Casino Chips”, a wonderful reference book to help you identify any illegals you have in your collection.  Ed will bring his research & knowledge of backroom gambling with a seminar that should be very entertaining to anybody who has chosen illegals as what they primarily collect.

            The final seminar features “The undisputed King of Casino Chips” James Campiglia.  Having authored four volumes of “The Official U.S. Casino Chip Price Guide, and currently available on the web at, James will discuss his experiences as a collector, dealer and author.

            Finally, as a token of the Club’s thanks to our Volunteers, we will hold our annual Volunteer Banquet Buffet on Saturday, June 27th.  The Speaker for this Banquet will be the “Duke of Fremont Street,” a collector of casino items and all things silver, and a well-known Las Vegas local.

            Further information is available at  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at CCandGTCC.  Search for the hashtag #2015CasinoCon to get the latest details about the 2015 Casino Collectibles Convention.

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