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Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: John M. Califano, operator of the Blackhawk Bar, as he was fingerprinted on Wednesday by FBI agent (face blacked out) at the Iron County jail, following a...

Date: 1942-07-04 

Description: State Agent (left, with face blacked out to prevent future identification) as he seized the operator of the roulette table at the Ritz Bar after a sweeping...

Date: 1945-03-03 

Description: Philip G. Fox, 513 Virginia Terrace, professor of business administration at the University of Wisconsin, with a slot machine. Professor Fox is a well-kno...

Date: 1942-03-10 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in a tavern on Highway 41, about one mile south of the Racine County Line. A man in a hat stands on the left, facing away.

Photograph

Buddy's Place

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Two women pose next to gambling machines at Buddy's Place, in the township of Rib Mountain. The bar operated as a house of prostitution.

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:  date unknown

Description: A view of the inn, casino, and other structures at The Oakbirch Inn and Casino taken from a tree-lined road. A man sits in the passenger side of a car par...

Date: 1919 

Description: A card dealer watches as Nick Delano (played by Warner Oland) shows Helene (Elsie Ferguson) to the gambling table in a scene still from the 1919 Famous Pla...

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...

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.

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...

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: Sign congratulating the lottery winners at Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-in.

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Three illegal gambling machines in the Green Parrot Tavern on Highway 12, north of Elkhorn. The machines are in a case, which the proprietor closes when he...

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Five women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution.

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A woman is led out by a State Agent during a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution. The...

Date: 1942-07-05 

Description: Seven women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution.

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

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "$110,000,000 Jackpot."

Historical Essay

Gumball Slot Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trade stimulator gumball slot machine seized from a Shullsburg, Wisconsin tavern in 1945. (Museum object #2008.13.1A-B)

Photograph

Indians Gambling

Date:  

Description: Indians gamble at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.

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