Mob Museum adds vintage slot machines and Nevada gaming program in March


The Mob Museum is including two vintage slot machines to its assortment and has scheduled a two-part presentation about authorized playing in Nevada as a part of its March programming.

The new slot machines, referred to as figural slot machines, are designed to resemble human cowboys. Figural machines might be seen in Las Vegas and Reno casinos in the course of the ’50s and ’60s, in keeping with the museum, and different such machines bore the design of Native Americans, cocktail waitresses, miners, gangsters and different characters.

The machines will likely be on a everlasting show in the Open City exhibition on the museum’s second flooring beginning March 1. They then may be seen throughout common museum hours day by day from 10 a.m. to eight p.m.

The museum additionally has scheduled a two-part presentation, “Wide Open: 90 Years of Legal Gambling in Nevada” in reference to the state gaming business’s ninetieth anniversary in March.

“Part One: Becoming America’s Playground, 1931-1960” will likely be March 11, and will function UNLV affiliate historical past professor Michael Green and Geoff Schumacher, the museum’s vp of reveals and applications, exploring the rise of Nevada gaming from legalization in 1931 by means of the Mob-controlled ’50s.

“Part Two: Becoming a Global Destination, 1961-2021” is schedule for March 25. It will function gaming professional David G. Schwartz, professor and affiliate vice provost for college affairs at UNLV, and Alan Feldman, distinguished fellow in accountable gaming for UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, inspecting the evolution of Nevada gaming from the themed resorts of the ’60s by means of the ’90s megaresort period.

Both classes will likely be from 7 to eight:30 p.m. contained in the Historic Courtroom on the museum’s second flooring. They additionally will likely be livestreamed free of charge, and reservations are required to attend.

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