In the past, we have told you about casinos and chips from other cities in Nevada besides Las Vegas. This week we are going to explore some of the history of casinos and casino chips in the city of Wendover, Nevada. Better known as West Wendover. Did you know there is also a Wendover, Utah?
Based on the research I’ve done, at this moment in time, there are currently eight casinos doing gaming/business in West Wendover, Nevada. With the introduction of gaming to Nevada in a legal form at the beginning of the 1930s, Wendover ended up in the gaming business from a gentleman by the name of William “Bill” Smith.
He created a rest area/service station area as people were traveling between Nevada and Utah since the Nevada city is right near the border of Utah. Then that would become a hotel and casino. Today, that piece of land is known as a casino by the name of the Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino. In the past, it was known as Stateline Casino and till the resort ended up under new ownership, it had the longest running continually operating casino license in the state for 66 years.
Another casino from Wendover that is still in operation today is a place called the Red Garter. It opened in the early 1980s as a Super 8 Motel with some casino gaming in the same area. Today it is owned by the same company that owns the Wendover Nugget. There are reportedly around a dozen table games that include blackjack, roulette, and craps.
The city of Wendover has a population of just over 4000, but this town has a gaming community that is thriving. Below you will find all of our casino chips from our collection you can purchase from a variety of places in Wendover including Stateline Casino, Red Garter and some others. You can purchase each chip by clicking the picture.
High-End Chips from Wendover, Nevada:
Below are some chips from the closed Stateline Casino that are harder to find. If you are interested in any of them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you place an order or answer questions. You can see the pictures of those chips below: