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
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