Janice O'Neal

Janice O'Neal


Janice O’Neal was one of the founding members of CC&GTCC, with Charter Membership number 008. She was the Club’s Historian from 1989 through 1999, when the Bylaws were amended to create the position of Vice President, to which she was elected. For several years, Janice’s “Nevada Update” column in the Club magazine was the main source of new issue information for most members.

When Tribal casinos and riverboats began to open in the Midwest, O’Neal was positioned to keep track of them, and that she did. At the time, she and her husband Jerry lived in the Detroit area, and they travelled to virtually all the Tribal casinos in the upper Midwest. Not only did she keep members informed through the Club magazine, but she amassed what is perhaps the most extensive and complete collections of Tribal chips known. Her riverboat collection is also one of the largest.

O’Neal’s love of the history of casinos and their chips stimulated her to collect information no matter where she went, and her notebooks of data were extensive. She contributed history notes – without much credit – for more than one book about casino memorabilia.

Janice was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Janice passed away in December, 2008.

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