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Homage To Golden Nugget Playing Cards

History of The World-Famous

Golden Nugget Casino

Originally built in 1946, the Golden Nugget Casino is one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, over the past four decades, the company has built several properties in other parts of the United States.

Believe it or not the cards once used in the casino on the gaming tables have become sought-after, and playing card collectors yearn to own a deck in their collection.

* Who Founded The Golden Nugget?
* Lineage of The Golden Nugget Sign.
* Which Artist Is Responsible For The GNugg?
* Which Magician Used GNuggs At The Golden Nugget?



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Take The GNugg Survey

GNugg enthusiast Frederic Villemin asks you to participate in his Golden Nugget Playing Cards survey. If you own any white-border decks of GNuggs, please take a moment to answer several questions. That way, we may crowd-source as much important information about these legendary playing cards as possible.
Pre-1965 Type-1 Decks Surveyed 7%
1965-1970 Type-2 Decks Surveyed 28%
1972-1974 Type-3 Decks Surveyed 40%


Full list of Golden Nugget Casino Playing Cards

(White-Border Only)

Based on a study of a large amount of Golden Nugget Playing Cards, we can categorize these vintage casino decks into 9 different types, with 13 different back colors. Use the information below to identify your GNuggs.
Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 1 / Gambling Hall - Downtown, LV

Type 1

Gambling Hall - Downtown, LV
The first version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards. We believe they were manufactured sometime between 1961 - 1965 and can usually be found with a United States IRS 1-pack tax stamp cancelled by Consolidated Dougherty.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 2 / Gambling Hall - Downtown, LV

Type 2

Gambling Hall - Downtown, LV
The second version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards. We believe they were manufactured sometime between 1967 - 1972 and can usually be found with a perforated U.S Playing Card Stamp.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 3 / Gambling Hall - 2nd and Fremont

Type 3

Gambling Hall - 2nd and Fremont
The third version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards. We believe they were manufactured sometime between 1972 - 1974 and can usually be found with a perforated U.S Playing Card Stamp.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 4 / Gambling Hall & Rooming House

Type 4

Gambling Hall & Rooming House
The fourth version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards. We believe they were manufactured sometime between 1980 - 1983 and can usually be found with a U.S. Playing Card Co. Sticker.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 5 / Hotel & Casino

Type 5

Hotel & Casino
The fifth version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards. We believe they were manufactured in 1987 and can usually be found with a U.S. Playing Card Co. Sticker.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 6 / Atlantic City & Las Vegas

Type 6

Atlantic City & Las Vegas
The sixth version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards. Originally sold in metallic tins, as well as a leather cases. These decks were manufactured possibly in the 1980s.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 7 / Atlantic City

Type 7

Atlantic City
The seventh version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards were made strictly for the Atlantic City Golden Nugget. We believe they were manufactured in the 1980s.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 8 / Whitman

Type 8

Whitman Crusader
The eighth version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards was printed by Whitman in Racine, Wisconsin. We believe they were manufactured in 1977.

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Golden Nugget Playing Cards - Type 9 / Gemaco

Type 9

Gemaco
The ninth version of the white-bordered Golden Nugget Playing Cards was printed by Gemaco Playing Card in Blue Springs, Missouri. We believe they were manufactured in the 1980s.

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