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Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn Casino Roulette Chip Las Vegas Table 1 H Mold Yellow


Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn Casino Roulette Chip Las Vegas Table 1 H Mold Yellow

  • Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn casino roulette chip
  • Issued for use in Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn in Las Vegas, NV
    • Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn opened in April 1950, with 229 rooms at a cost of $4.5 million to build
    • Although Wilbur Clark was the frontman of the casino, the majority owner (75%) was Moe Dalitz of Cleveland, OH
    • Moe Dalitz, and investors Morris Kleinman, Sam Tucker and Tom McGinty, were all part of the Mayfield Road Gang, infamous for bootlegging and gambling
  • This chip was used for the Desert Inn's roulette table #1
  • Obverse and reverse feature the number 1, with the legend "WILBUR CLARK'S DESERT INN", H design around legend
  • Made with the H.C. Edwards & Co. "H" mold
    • H.C. Edwards & Co. was a major supplier of Nevada chips from the 1940's until 1968
    • The "H" mold was purchased in 1984 by Bazaar Supply/Berk trading and was used in European casinos at the time 
    • The "H" mold was purchased in 2004 by Atlantic Standard Molding and is still in use for home poker sets (not for casinos)
  • In 1992, Frank Sinatra was quoted as saying "Wilbur Clark gave me my first job in Las Vegas. That was 1951. For six bucks you got a filet mignon dinner and me."
  • Color: Yellow
  • Weight: 7.9 grams
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Mold: HCE (H.C. Edwards & Co "H")
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Slightly Used (SU)
*Expected grades are approximate.

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Reference Item # FMT-1100
JBC 10/27/14