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 everywhere.
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 Toledo."
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) book.
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