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Date: 1943-09-04 

Description: Governor Goodland conferring with District Attorney John Grindell and Sheriff Aloys Klaas about gambling in Grant County.

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Frank Deischel, Wausau, President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, standing with an illegal slot machine in Deischel's tavern.

Historical Essay

Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)

Date:  

Description: A night photograph of 'obscene' slot-machines in a penny arcade. On display are pennants on the wall, including "Iowa" and "Nebraska." Another machine hold...

Photograph

Gambling Game

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of Native Americans sitting in a circle outside of two structures while playing a gambling game. Text on the photograph reads, "Copyright by Gallag...

Photograph

View of Fish Creek

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View down hill towards a man fishing from the pier at Nelson Point in Peninsula State Park. Fish Creek is seen across the bay. Dr. Welcker's Casino is the...

Date: 1942-06-14 

Description: A sign explaining the rules for an illegal dice game at the Del-Bar Tavern on Highway 12 between Delton and Wisconsin Dells.

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Mrs. Kathleen Napoli, held a "keeper of a house of ill fame", as she was finger printed by an FBI Agent on Wednesday. Her Husband, Dominic, is in the Army....

Photograph

Indian Gamblers

Date:  

Description: Indians gamble while many spectators on horseback look on at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.

Photograph

Fish Creek Harbor

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fish Creek from the east; the bluff rises on the left, the harbor is on the right. The cottage in the foreground with pergola and lattice...

Date: 1944-01-25 

Description: Soldiers play a crap game at an air base near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

Date: 1912 

Description: View looking west from the Hotz property on Fish Creek Beach. The Thorp bathhouse is on the left, with the Welcker bathhouses beyond. There are houses an...

Date: 1935-06-10 

Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson opens confiscated slot machines to extract money and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, smashes other confiscated slot...

Date: 1942-04-04 

Description: An illegal gambling machine in a dining area of a restaurant. A waiter is visible through a doorway on the left.

Date: 1949-02-19 

Description: Madison Police Inspector Philip H. Oakey is shown demolishing three "one-armed bandits". They had been stored in the vault of police headquarters since the...

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "$110,000,000 Jackpot."

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a man holding five cards, all with the suit of hearts. He is wearing a plaid shirt and black vest with a red and black striped ba...

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A state agent arrests three women and one man, a bartender, in Jeanne's Chateau. A sweeping raid was staged on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Destroying slot machines and other illegal gambling devices at Law Park. From L to R: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigaret tax division;...

Date: 1935-06-10 

Description: Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, uses a sledge hammer to smash a confiscated slot machine with Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson looking on.

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