It’s official – the largest private personal collection of casino chips and gaming tokens consists of 2,222 items, achieved by Gregg Fisher, in where else but Las Vegas, Nevada. Only one chip or token from a specific casino is counted, so the number of items in this new Guinness World Record represents the same number of different casinos. Fisher, an avid casino memorabilia hobbyist, is a member of the Casino Collectibles Association (CCA), and sits on the board of the CCA’s educational project, the Museum of Gaming History (MoGH).
The new world’s largest casino chip and token collection, as recognized by Guinness World Records, will be on display at the Casino Collectibles Association’s 29th annual show, June 16-18, 2022, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Respected as The World’s Largest Casino Collectibles Show, it is open to the public and offers the unique opportunity to examine, buy, sell, trade or evaluate casino collectibles and memorabilia. It features museum-like exhibits and dealers of casino memorabilia from all over the world.
This is Fisher’s second Guinness World Record. His first, 818 items, was achieved in 2020. His application for the new record, authenticated by two expert independent witnesses qualified by Guinness, was submitted September 26, 2021. The application included verification that each chip or token had been commercially available (homemade items do not qualify) along with information on how each was acquired. After a twelve-week review process, Fisher got the word via email at 4:19 A.M. that his new world record was approved.
“These chips and tokens are historical artifacts that help tell a story of the evolution of casino gaming,” says Fisher. “Tokens that were used in slot machines have all but disappeared. And as the evolution of digital gaming progresses, casino chips will get harder and harder to find. Collecting them has been a thoroughly enjoyable hobby!”