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Museum of Gaming History
An Educational Project of The Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc.
An IRS approved 501 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit Corporation
Dedicated to the preservation and education of Gaming History

MoGH Board Members
Position Name Email Bio
Chair Mike Quinlivan mikeq@themogh.org Bio
Vice Chair Steve Palumbo stevep@themogh.org Bio
Webmaster Charles Kaplan charlie@themogh.org Bio
Membership Jerry Vergatos jerry@themogh.org Bio
Exhibits and Events Jim Follis gamingore@themogh.org Bio
Board Member Ross Poppel ross@themogh.org Bio
Public Relations Douglas Smith dsmith@themogh.org Bio
Board Member ~ Emeritus Eric S. Rosenblum   Bio


Jim Follis
Jim has been a member of the CCA, Inc., for 20 years and was made a Life Member (#53) as a gift, from his wife of 42 years, Pam Focazio, in his first year of eligibility. Jim uses the moniker "Gaming Ore" in his search for gaming and casino memorabilia.

"Gaming Ore" has a website, TheChipGallery.com where one can find the Great Sahara Plaque Registry, the Top 10's to 100 Project and a gallery of WIN CARDS Program chips, flyers and cards.

As a volunteer to the Club, Jim has been the OTY Awards Chairman (2002 - 2018), during which he established the Club's "Permanent Collection of All Past OTY Winners". He is currently the MoGH's Exhibits and Events Chairman and in both of these positions he is assisted by his son Casey Focazio-Follis.

In addition to those annual Convention-related duties, Jim is one of the Club's co- Club Historian, along with Club Hall of Famer, Carey Burke. Moreover, Jim is the Club's Vice President, and also serves on the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club Board as the Secretary.

Jim is retired from a 35 year career in aerospace as a Security Manager and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, the center of the casino collectibles universe. Living in Las Vegas has allowed him to support the Club, and the MoGH's Exhibits and Displays, in and around Las Vegas.

MoGH Advisory Board
Board MemberAffiliation
Anthony CurtisPublisher, Las Vegas Advisor
Eileen DiRocccoPublisher, Gaming Today
Thomas DyerFormer Curator, Nevada State Museum
Michael GreenProfessor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sandra HarrisExecutive Director, Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
Jim KruseFormer Education Director, CCA
Oliver LovatManaging Director, Denstone REA
Rob McCoyPresident and CEO, Neon Museum
Mark Hall PattonAdministrator, Clark County Museum System
Geoff SchumacherSenior Director of Content, Mob Museum
David G. SchwartzDirector, UNLV's Center for Gaming Research
Mike SkeltonFormer President, CCA
Mike SpinettiOwner, Spinetti's Gaming Supplies
Bob StoldalConsulting Editor, KNPR
Wayne ThompsonFormer President, CCA
Jonathon UllmanPresident and CEO, Mob Museum
Ted WhitingVP of Corporate Surveillance, MGM

MoGH Contacts
PositionName
ChipGuide SupervisorAlbert Scalzo
LibrarianWendy Schultz
Promotions ChairPam Focazio
Social Media ManagerChuck Sikora
This Week in Gaming HistoryChuck Sikora
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