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ChipGuide
ChipGuide - A Catalog of Casino Chips and Collectibles
14305 South Vermont Avenue
Gardena, California
Type: Card Room
Status: Closed
Open: 1949, Close: 1989

Opened in 1949 with 35 tables. Originally a minority partner, Bow Herbert was sole owner of the club from 1951 until his death in 1972. By 1952, Herbert also owned the nearby ”Gardena Club”, and some chips were used in both locations. Beginning in 1987, it was sometimes called the "Horseshoe Casino".

Photograph from the 1960s (City of Gardena Archives).

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Casino Money
Table Chips (27) [QuickView]
Manufacturer Sample Chips (3) [QuickView]
No Cash Value Chips (5) [QuickView]
Fake Chips (21) [QuickView]
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Fantasy chips are not made by or for a casino, although they may appear otherwise. Fantasy chips are made by independent 3rd parties as either counterfeits, fakes or souvenirs. Fantasy chips are included on the ChipGuide to alert collectors that they are not casino chips and to advise you to proceed with caution. Purchasing fantasy chips, especially those that appear to be real casino chips, may lead to fraudulent sales when your collection is disbursed and encourages their continued production.
CG036643
Denom: $1
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Blue
Inserts: 4 Lt Blue
Mold: H&C (LCV)
Inlay: R-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

CG036643 - H&C (LCV) - Shown
CG051045 - H&C (SCV)

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.

CG036644
Denom: $2
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Green
Inserts: 4 Brown
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036645
Denom: $3
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Gold
Inserts: 4 Blue
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG051046
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Yellow
Inserts: 3 Brown
Mold: H&C (LCV)
Contributed by: Tim Harry

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036636
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2018-02-16
Color: Yellow
Inserts: 3 Brown
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: Hub-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Chips Ordered/Never Used
CG036646
Denom: $5
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Yellow
Inserts: 3 Brown
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036637
Denom: $10
Last Update: 2018-02-16
Color: Tan
Inserts: 3 Green/Red
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: Hub-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub
Updated by: Jim Colbert

Chips Ordered/Never Used
CG036647
Denom: $10
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Mustard
Inserts: 3 Green/Red
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036638
Denom: $20
Last Update: 2018-02-16
Color: Black
Inserts: 4 Yellow/Blue
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: Sca-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Chips Ordered/Never Used
CG036648
Denom: $20
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Black
Inserts: 4 Orange/Blue
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-White

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036649
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Green
Inserts: 4 Brown
Mold: H&C (LCV)
Inlay: R-White

CG036649 - H&C (LCV) - Shown
CG051048 - H&C (SCV)

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.

CG036639
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2018-02-16
Color: Gray
Inserts: 3 Red/Green/Peach
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: Sca-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Chips Ordered/Never Used
CG036650
Denom: $25
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Gray
Inserts: 3 Pink/Green/Red
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Inlay: R-White
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036640
Denom: $50
Last Update: 2017-06-07
Color: Purple
Inserts: 4 Orange/Purple/Blue
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Chips Ordered/Never Used
CG036652
Denom: $100
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Gray
Inserts: 3 Red/Green/Orange
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036709
Denom: $100
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: White
Inserts: 3 Red/Green/Purple
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Jim Noll

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036642
Denom: $500
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Lavender
Inserts: 4 Blue/Purple/Orange
Mold: H&C (LCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036654
Denom: $500
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Gold
Inserts: 3 Blue
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
CG036655
Denom: $1000
Last Update: 2022-04-07
Color: Yellow
Inserts: 3 Green/Pink
Mold: H&C (SCV)
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Fantasy chip made for home use after the casino closed.
Casino Equipment
Playing Cards (1) [QuickView]
CG112498 Show Casinos Obsolete
Last Update: 2013-07-21
Color: Black
Contributed by: Virgil Foss
Casino Collectibles
Ash Trays (8) [QuickView]
CG149856
Last Update: 2015-09-05
Color: Amber
Contributed by: Larry Eastman
CG149857
Last Update: 2015-09-05
Color: Clear
Contributed by: Larry Eastman
CG149858
Last Update: 2015-09-05
Color: Blue
Contributed by: Larry Eastman
CG278715 Show Casinos
Last Update: 2022-02-02
Contributed by: Doug Deems

4 1/2" dark amber. Used at both the Horseshoe Club and the Gardena Club.
CG278818
Last Update: 2022-02-04
Contributed by: Doug Deems

3 1/4"
CG293999 Show Casinos
Last Update: 2022-10-19
Contributed by: Doug Deems

4 1/2" clear glass, ribbed.

Used at both The Horseshoe Club and The Gardena Club.

CG294000 Show Casinos
Last Update: 2022-10-19
Contributed by: Doug Deems

4 1/2" clear glass, smooth

Used at both The Horseshoe Club and The Gardena Club.

CG272754
Event: Anniversary
Issued: 1969
Last Update: 2021-10-15
Color: White
Contributed by: Doug Deems

9" diameter, 20th Anniversary
Chip Order Cards (26) [QuickView]
CG282790
Issued: 1949
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG285969
Issued: 1949
Last Update: 2022-06-07
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282791
Issued: 1952
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG286939
Issued: 1952
Last Update: 2022-06-20
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282789
Issued: 1955
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282796
Issued: 1957
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282797
Issued: 1958
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282788
Issued: 1960
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282798
Issued: 1964
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282792
Issued: 1965
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282776
Issued: 1970
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282779
Issued: 1970
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282780
Issued: 1970
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282781
Issued: 1970
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282778
Issued: 1974
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282793
Issued: 1974
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282775
Issued: 1975
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282782
Issued: 1979
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282785
Issued: 1979
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282794
Issued: 1979
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282795
Issued: 1979
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282777
Issued: 1981
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282783
Issued: 1984
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282786
Issued: 1987
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282784
Issued: 1988
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
CG282787
Issued: 1988
Last Update: 2022-04-08
Mftr: T. R. King
Contributed by: David Sarles
Match Books (8) [QuickView]
CG071936
Last Update: 2012-04-20
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub
CG071977
Last Update: 2012-04-20
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Horseshoe Club/Gardena Club
CG071978
Last Update: 2012-04-20
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Horseshoe Club/Gardena Club
CG071979
Last Update: 2012-04-20
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Horseshoe Club/Gardena Club
CG071980
Last Update: 2012-04-20
Contributed by: Barry "barrychip" Weintraub

Horseshoe Club/Gardena Club
CG100070
Last Update: 2013-03-11
Contributed by: Don Lueders
CG270864
Last Update: 2021-08-21
Color: Red
Contributed by: Doug Deems

Inside blank
CG270865
Last Update: 2021-08-21
Color: Red
Contributed by: Doug Deems
Other Items (1) [QuickView]
CG036633
Last Update: 2017-10-20
Color: Silver

Used in Gardena Club and Horseshoe Club
Total Items (100)

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