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How to Discover the Value of Real Casino Poker Chips
Toby Bochan. Most cheap chip sets have too many colors. Poker chips are valued just as much for their history as they are for their age and rarity. There are clubs and organizations all over the country devoted to casino chip collecting. If you want to provide your players with a special experience, you're going to want to shell out the extra cash and get these chips.
Poker Chip Sets
We don't know about you, but we prefer playing poker with chips rather than cash. Even putting aside the safety issues , chips feel better in your hand, look better stacked in front of you, and sound better clicking and clacking into the pot. But not all poker games are equal and neither are the poker chips they use. Before you buy a poker chip set, you're going to want to know a few things about them, as well as the game you're going to use them on. Depending on the size of your game , you're going to need to stock up on different amounts of chips.
We recommend:. You may end up with more than you need, but it's always better to have too many chips than too few. Most cheap chip sets have too many colors. Follow the casino's lead and only have four at the most. No matter what level you play at, this color scheme and worth will work:. It's the same as most card room's color scheme, which makes it easy to remember, and makes the transition from the casino to the home game—or vice versa—easier as well.
There are three types of materials most poker chips are made of. The fanciest kind are known as clay poker chips , though truly they're made of a combo of clay and other materials, and are the standard casino diameter of 39 mm. They have a nice heft and weigh from 8 to If you want to provide your players with a special experience, you're going to want to shell out the extra cash and get these chips.
You can even go the extra mile and get custom designs on them. The second kind of poker chips is made of a metal core surrounded by plastic and weigh either 8 or These metal-core composite poker chips are the closest match to what you'll find in most casinos these days and are a good, durable choice. If you're looking for your game to be professional in all ways, except the rake, of course , then this is the choice.
There are clubs and organizations all over the country devoted to casino chip collecting. People collect all kinds of chips, and old and rare casino chips can be very valuable. If you own any casino chips, they may be highly sought after by collectors. There are many books and databases devoted to valuable casino chips.
To assess the value of your chips, you need to do research. Examine your poker chips. Do they have special markings? Were they made for some kind of special event? What kind of images or text do they use? Poker chips are valued just as much for their history as they are for their age and rarity. Look for signs that indicate unique qualities inherent in the chip. Look for chips that have been "canceled.
They are usually marked by drilling, stamping, or some other method noticeable to a casino. A canceled chip may no longer be produced, increasing its value to collectors. Consult guidebooks and websites that are geared toward chip collectors. Look for information on the qualities that your chips have. One comprehensive guide is "The Official U.
Attend chip shows. Chip shows have other avid collectors and experts that can give you valuable information on the value of your chips. By: Ilya Kovic Updated April 12, Share It. About the Author. Photo Credits.
As of the census , the population of Boulder City was 15, The land upon which Boulder City was founded was a harsh, desert environment. Its sole reason for existence was the need to house workers contracted to build the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River known commonly as Boulder Dam from to , when it was officially renamed Hoover Dam by a joint resolution of Congress. Men hoping for work on the dam project had begun settling along the river in tents soon after the precise site for the dam had been chosen by the Bureau of Reclamation in Their ramshackle edifices were collectively known as "Ragtown".
The sheer scale of the dam and duration of the project required the Bureau of Reclamation to consider the construction of a semi-permanent town rather than a temporary arrangement. This is unlike 19th century privately funded company town examples found in the United Kingdom , such as Port Sunlight , or in the United States, such as Pullman, Chicago.
Boulder City was carefully planned through federal supervision as a model community, with Dutch-born urban architect Saco Rienk de Boer contracted to plan it. DeBoer had been a planner for Denver , Colorado , and was to design many towns and suburbs around the Rocky Mountain region. Because the Hoover Dam project itself represented a focus for optimism for a country suffering from the effects of the Great Depression , the town itself was to be an additional manifestation of this optimism.
There was to be an emphasis on a clean-living environment for dam workers. The plan submitted by DeBoer in was formal and symmetrical with a park and the Bureau of Reclamation building at the termination of the two main axes.
Nevertheless, its allowance for public space and copious amounts of landscaping earned it the moniker "Nevada's Garden City".