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Date: 1942-04-09 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the Paris Gardens, 6 miles west of Kenosha, on Highway 43. Three man area sitting at the bar.

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the front dining room of Jones Steak House, located on County Trunk N, southwest of Wausau. The building is owned by Sheri...

Date: 1942-04 

Description: Three illegal gambling machines (slot) in the Lone Oak Inn, on Highway 12, north of Elkhorn.

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A group of men involved in a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The face of the arresting officer has been blacked out. The arrest warrants...

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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

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "TV news people stand in front of the Fond du Lac Sentry store where the winning ticket was purchased."

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: 1942-08-04 

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: 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: 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: 1944-01-25 

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

Photograph

Huntington Casino

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Huntington Casino, built in 1905. Stairs lead to a balcony where awnings cover an area for outdoor seating. Caption reads: "Made for the Gild...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.

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: 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...

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "The media coverage was incredible when Les Robins and Colleen DeVries receive their checks."

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: 1942-04-04 

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

Date: 1924-01 

Description: Gerald J. Boileau, assistant district attorney, and George Lippert, district attorney, and three other men, exhibiting slot machines seized during a raid i...

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)
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