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I bought a 500 piece set about a year back and have been satisfied with them. But lately we have been playing at the local casino and have gotten the feel for the true clay chips that casinos use. They are a bit heavier, not as slick, thinner, and maybe slightly larger in diameter. In my research it seems to be real hard to determine exactly what is the best type of chip. Paulson seems to be the #1 choice for everyone, but those things are outrageous in price, almost $1 per chip depending on design. Can anyone recommend somewhere to go find some great chips at a good price? And what to look for when making a decision on final purchase?Phaetos

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My advice to you is to buy some samples first and see what you like.Many retail stores in cities also carry various chips and you can scout those out also.Even if you do get many reccomendations for the same chip I still reccomend you order a small stack of 20 or so before you order just incase you are not satisfied.http://www.pokerchipreviews.com also has most if not all of the popular chips listed and should help also.

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Go with Nevada Jacks Ceramics.....they are great ceramic chips...You can get them for about .65 each.For good CLAY chips...expect to pay a minimum of $1.00 a chip...If you can do without denominations or inlays and you just want plain REAL CLAY CHIPS....go to: http://www.pokerchips.com/You can get plain CLAY chips with edge spots for .50 each on that site....But I warn you...they take a long time for delivery....They also do custom jobs for $1.00 a chip total.

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Yeh I looked at pokerchips and almost shat my pants and the prices! I will check out that chips review site though. Any more?
Remember that you get what you pay for.
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Yeh I looked at pokerchips and almost shat my pants and the prices! I will check out that chips review site though. Any more?
Remember that you get what you pay for.
This is true, I bought a set a few months ago, and I hesitantly bought the most expensive one they had but I didn't regret it after; they are really damn nice and I got compliments when I played with my friends . 8)
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I agree with Alf; the composites made by Nevada Jacks (and ONLY them--they use a much different process) feel very much like true clay if that's what you desire. I have some, and I know they aren't the real thing (can't afford it 8)), but they beat the hell out of every other non-clay chip on the market.If you decide to splurge, these look real nice (and are trustworthy):http://www.pokerchips.com/custom.html

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Obviously. I paid $48 with shipping on ebay for our current set. We are satisfied with them, but have gotten the bug for casino style chips. The ones we have are a composite "clay"(read as probably injected plastic) with a metal insert that are supposed to be 10.5 or 11gram, but the ones at our local boat feel much heavier. Also the graphics are decent, save for the fact that they are molded into the chip, it is actually stickers of some sort, that are started chipping away. So we want something that won't chip and look like crap after a year of play.

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Why don't you try making a set of chips out of actual casino chips? This way, you can cash them in any time and you still spend only the 1 dollar per chip that it would cost you for casino quality anyway?
Steal them off the table? :roll:
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Why don't you try making a set of chips out of actual casino chips? This way, you can cash them in any time and you still spend only the 1 dollar per chip that it would cost you for casino quality anyway?
Steal them off the table? :roll:
You can go to the cage at any Vegas Casino and buy as many as you want.
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Obviously. I paid $48 with shipping on ebay for our current set. We are satisfied with them, but have gotten the bug for casino style chips. The ones we have are a composite "clay"(read as probably injected plastic) with a metal insert that are supposed to be 10.5 or 11gram, but the ones at our local boat feel much heavier. Also the graphics are decent, save for the fact that they are molded into the chip, it is actually stickers of some sort, that are started chipping away. So we want something that won't chip and look like crap after a year of play.
As for the weight...actual casino chips weigh 10 grams...and some weigh 10.5 grams....Those cheap azz crappy chips that you see all the time are 11.5 grams....So they are not heavier...they just "FEEL" better so that is why they seem heavier.
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Real casino chips way between 10 and 10.5g. Commercial ones cannot weigh anymore due to gaming restrictions (such as the nevada gaming commission's), to prevent counterfeiting.11.5 and 13g are all composites.

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That would explain it I suppose. Vegas casinos, hehe.. we're talking about Louisiana here. Last I heard from the boat people is any chip worth a denomination that leaves a table, better directly to be cashed in or fear for your life behind bars. :club: I have looked at the NevadaJacks stuff and like what I see there. Pokerchipreview gives them high praise and they offer a $20 sample of all their types of chips that I am currently ordering to see what we like. Thanks for the input people.

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That would explain it I suppose. Vegas casinos, hehe.. we're talking about Louisiana here. Last I heard from the boat people is any chip worth a denomination that leaves a table, better directly to be cashed in or fear for your life behind bars. :club: I have looked at the NevadaJacks stuff and like what I see there. Pokerchipreview gives them high praise and they offer a $20 sample of all their types of chips that I am currently ordering to see what we like. Thanks for the input people.
You in BR, LC or Sherve?
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Steal them off the table?
You payed for them. It's not stealing... unless you get them from another player's stack.I bought a set of the resin composite chips (500 w/ case for $65). They are a little heavier and slicker than casino chips, but everyone I play with likes them fine.Koroshiya
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more chip information than you will ever need:chiptalk.netthey have group buys of high end chips (ASM, Paulson, etc) that get discounted prices. the overall concensus is that is you are going to spend the $$ to get a really nice set you should get samples of all the contenders first. that's what i did and it worked out great.i have a set of the Paulson James Bond (new style) chips and I love them. a buddy of mine is in on the current ASM group buy. can't wait to see them.good luck

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Almost all of the casino chips that I have in my collection are the Top Hat and Cane design (the exceptions are Caesars Indiana and Horseshoe Indiana). Who makes that chip and can you buy them for personal use?

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Almost all of the casino chips that I have in my collection are the Top Hat and Cane design (the exceptions are Caesars Indiana and Horseshoe Indiana). Who makes that chip and can you buy them for personal use?
Paulson makes that chip and you can buy them for personal use.....Just check the regular places like Trademark and 5stardeal.....They go for a minimum of $1.00 each.
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Almost all of the casino chips that I have in my collection are the Top Hat and Cane design (the exceptions are Caesars Indiana and Horseshoe Indiana). Who makes that chip and can you buy them for personal use?
Paulson makes that chip and you can buy them for personal use.....Just check the regular places like Trademark and 5stardeal.....They go for a minimum of $1.00 each.
Yeah, sorry for the stupid question. I googled "top hat and cane poker chip" after I posted that question and found lots of places to buy them. Thanks for the response though...that might come in handy if I ever ask a useful question.
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i bought a WPT set just like the one they use on the show with a nice shiney wood box and everything. i have been really happy with them and they feel good
"Got mine at Sam's club for $89. Later on they had them on the discount shelf. I should have bought another set!
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