About the ChipGuide
|The ChipGuide website is owned and operated by the
Museum of Gaming History,
which is a project of the
Casino Collectibles Association
(CCA). The origin of the website was
a printed catalog of Riverboat casino chips,
An Illustrated Guide to the Casino Chips of American Riverboats
created by CCA Hall of Famer Greg
Susong in the 1990's. That catalog eventually became the ChipGuide in 2000 and at first only contained
casino chips from Riverboat casinos. The website expanded and had 16,500 chips from Tribal
Casinos, Maryland Charity casinos, Nevada $1 chips and some others at the time of Greg's
passing in 2009. Greg's wife, Carol, donated the website to the CCA in 2010.
|In 2007, with Greg Susong's support,
created the Caribbean ChipGuide using the style of the ChipGuide, but as a dynamic
website using a database.
Terry Shaeffer was developing a similar website and the two efforts were merged.
After the ChipGuide was donated to the MoGH, it was completely rewritten using the
Caribbean ChipGuide's database. All the chips from the original ChipGuide were
migrated into the new website. Additional casino chip websites from England,
Canada and the Caribbean were also migrated into the ChipGuide.
Many new functions
were added. By 2016, there were 165,000 casino collectible items on the ChipGuide that
included all types of collectibles from chips and tokens to matchbooks and ashtrays from
casinos all over the world. The ChipGuide also includes poker chips that were not used for casino
gaming, such as advertising chips, Harley-Davidson chips, brothel chips, personal chips and
custom chips made for private home poker games. The
staff, led by
adds new casinos and collectible items daily. By signing up to the
ChipGuide News Service
you will receive an daily email that lists all the items added and updated the previous day.
Everyone is invited to submit items for consideration to be added to the
has been set up for this purpose. While browsing the ChipGuide you may notice an
message. This happens when an item is known, but a picture of it is not available. If you have
an item whose image is needed, we would very much appreciate your scanning and submitting pictures
to the ChipGuide. Submissions are processed in a timely fashion and
are given credit for their submissions. We cannot do it without you.