In the past, we’ve told you about numerous cities in Nevada and their casino history. This week, we are going to tell you about Tonopah, Nevada and show you our casino chip collection from there.
Tonopah, Nevada is located between the cities of Las Vegas and Reno. It is an unincorporated town. In the early 1900s, a prominent poker player by the name of George Wingfield would be instrumental in the town becoming what it is today. He would make investments in mining and banking in Tonopah. The founder of the town was a man by the name of Jim Butler. Today, the population of Tonopah is a few thousand people.
Like other cities in Nevada, Tonopah also had casino gaming. Now, we are going to discuss a few of those casinos in the town.
First, we are going to talk about the historic Mizpah Hotel. Originally, founded in 1907, it was considered one of the first high-end hotels in the state of Nevada. At the time, the hotel cost was $200,000. It had an electric elevator, hot and cold water and many other things that made it unique. In the 1940s, casino gaming came to Mizpah. During its period, of casino gaming, there was roulette, craps, blackjack, craps and slot machines. The hotel was closed in 1999. It remained closed until 2011. Today, the Mizpah Club Casino is adjacent to the hotel. There are slots and table games. You can see a picture below:
One other casino we want to tell you about is Tonopah Station. It is still opened. It opened in 2002. It bills itself as having the only in-house casino in its hotel in the city. It is 24 hours. It has slot machines and blackjack. The dining hall has a great lunch and dinner menu with most entrees under $10. There is also an RV Park that has 20 parking spaces. You can also see a picture of that resort below:
This week, we are displaying our entire chip collection from Tonopah. You can purchase any of these chips clicking the picture: