A mobile exhibit called “Jackie Gaughan’s Downtown as seen through Gaming Memorabilia” provided by the Museum of Gaming History is located in Jackie’s Club Cortez and is available for viewing 24 hours a day. The exhibit opened on June 17, 2014 and was originally only going to stay for six months. El Cortez is proud to announce that the exhibit will be extended until June of 2016.
The exhibit showcases casino chips, tokens, matchbooks, ashtrays, dice, cards, slot glass and much more from El Cortez, the Union Plaza, Jackie Gaughan’s Plaza, Golden Nugget, Boulder Club, the Western, Gold Spike, the Las Vegas Club and the Nevada Club. All of these gaming artifacts were actually used at properties that were either owned by Jackie Gaughan or he had interest in.
A flat-screen television is above the center display case and runs a 30-minute montage of casino artifacts and there are a handful of photographs that are displayed on either side of the television.
The next time you visit El Cortez be sure to stop by the exhibit and see for yourself. Grab an informational packet describing Jackie’s interests in downtown over the years. There is also some info on the Museum of Gaming history and the Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc.