Wanna Be a Better Sports Bettor? Famed Veteran Sports Book Manager and Pro Vegas Bookmaker Shares Insights at Casino Collectibles Show

By | April 25, 2022

Author and Radio Host Chris Andrews will greet attendees during world’s largest casino memorabilia show June 16 in Las Vegas

Sports betting is all the rage, and what could be timelier for a casino memorabilia show than to have the man that turned the sportsbook at the tiny Cal Neva casino into one of the biggest and most successful sports book in Nevada? Chris Andrews 35-year bookmaking resume includes the iconic Las Vegas casinos Stardust, Barbary Coast, Golden Nugget and South Point. To help the wagering public, Andrews authored a behind-the-scenes book, and he’ll share some of his bookmaking and sports betting insights at the Casino Collectibles Association’s 29th annual show.  He will greet those attending the World’s Largest Casino Chip and Collectibles Show on day one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday June 16, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 16 -18, 2022.

Chris Andrews came west to Las Vegas after paying his way through college hustling bets and making book where he learned the old Nevada method of bookmaking. He was so good the Cal Neva hired him at age 25 to run their sportsbook, and the little-known casino rocketed to national sports betting prominence. He came back to Vegas when his cousin bought the Golden Nugget, and left when it sold. Andrews explored various possibilities and realized his experience as a bookmaker, radio host and writer could be used to turn the tables on bookmakers and help the wagering public. He and his partners formed Against the Number to do just that. Andrews is the author of the book Then One Day…40 years of Bookmaking in Nevada. Recently Andrews was hired once again by Michael Gaughan, where he is currently director of the South Point Casino Sportsbook.

The World’s Largest Casino Chip and Collectibles Show is open to the public and offers the

greatest collection of casino memorabilia, souvenirs and keepsakes ever assembled in a single location.  Attendees will be able to browse souvenirs of nearly everything casino related, including gaming table chips, slot machines, slot cards, tokens and glass, dice, playing cards, matchbooks, menus, dinnerware, swizzle sticks, post cards, photos and more. Over 50 worldwide dealers will be on hand to offer attendees the unique opportunity to examine, buy, sell, or trade casino collectibles.

The Casino Collectibles Association is a club with over 1,000 members who passionately share the hobby of collecting and preserving the past. Show registration and admission is open to the public June 16, 10 AM – 5 PM (admission $10), June 17, 9 AM – 4 PM (admission $5) and June 18, 9 AM – 4 PM (admission is free).


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