Museum of Gaming History
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ChipGuide - A Catalog of Casino Chips and Collectibles
510 N. Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada
Type: Land Based
Status: Closed

June 10, 1962 - Ed Preston, a "jazz drummer who laid down his sticks to become a multi-million dollar oil man", along with 15 other people, apply for a 50 machine and five table gaming license. (Nevada State Journal - June 10, 1962)

June 29, 1962 - Black Gold Club opens in the Arlington Hotel, Carson City. Ed Preston is the owner, and the name Black Gold was picked by him to remind him of his days in the oil business. Upon opening, the Black Gold Club is just a bar and restaurant. Gaming was planned to come after the opening. (Nevada State Journal - July 1, 1962)

The Arlington Hotel was located on the 500 block of North Carson Street between the U.S. Mint and the current Cactus Jack's, and is across the street from the Carson City Nugget. It is now a parking lot and ice rink in the winter. The Black Gold Club was at 510 N. Carson Street.

September 18, 1962 - Ed Preston and his 15 partners withdraw their gaming license application. (Reno Evening Gazette - September 18, 1962)

August 20, 1963 - Henry Louie, Edward J. Mooney, and Brigit Preston apply for a gaming license. (Nevada State Journal, August 20, 1963)

September 25, 1963 - The Nevada Gaming Commission deferred the application by Henry Louie, E.J. Mooney, and Brigit Preston to invest in the Black Gold Club.

The 1964 Carson City directory shows the Black Gold Club being open at 510 N. Carson Street, with Edwadr J Mooney as the manager, phone number 882-3121.

May 4, 1964 - Henry Louie, Edwar

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Table Chips (2) [QuickView]
CG029213 Obsolete
Denom: $5
Issued: 1950s
Last Update: 2013-10-28
Color: BLACK
Inserts: 3-Gray
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: R-BLACK
Logo: Oil Well
Quantity: 2000
Catalog#: N7408
CG116952 Obsolete
Denom: $25
Issued: 1950s
Last Update: 2013-10-29
Color: Green
Inserts: 3 Red
Mold: SmKey
Inlay: R-Black
Logo: Oil Well
Quantity: 400
Catalog#: N7102
Manufacturer Sample Chips (1) [QuickView]
Denom: $5
Issued: 1950s
Last Update: 2013-10-28
Inserts: 3-Black
Mold: Hub
Inlay: R-BLACK
Logo: Oil Well
Catalog#: N4876
Ash Trays (1) [QuickView]
Last Update: 2020-11-17
Color: Clear
Contributed by: Richard Siri
Match Books (1) [QuickView]
Last Update: 2012-12-18
Contributed by: Eric Miller
Wooden Nickels (2) [QuickView]
Last Update: 2017-05-18
Contributed by: Jerry O'Neal

One Drink
Last Update: 2017-05-18
Contributed by: John K. Kallman

One Drink
Chip Order Cards (1) [QuickView]
Issued: 1962
Last Update: 2020-05-27
Color: White
Mold: SmKey
Mftr: B C Wills & Co.
Logo: Oil Well

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