And here...is the LONG VERSION.
The chips were made by the Bud Jones Company, the same company that makes chips for the World Series of Poker and many casinos worldwide. The Borgata in Atlantic City is one of them. Bud Jones chips are injection molded, a process where each chip made is almost identical to the other. This process allows for colors and inserts to be clean cut and exact. If these chips are good enough for these casinos, they are good enough for any home game.
These chips, unlike the many chip sets out there are from a real casino. They are not fantasy chips. They were made for real casino play and are the highest of quality. This set is for the player who wants the best chips in their next game. Do not confuse these for the many Matsui sets out there. They are a Japanese company that
make casino chips similar to Bud Jones. You had to have come across them, (e.g. King's Club, Casino Seven, Murphy's, the set with the Mark and the Mechanic chips, and many others).
Its just funny how none of these sellers tell the buyers what brand chip they are selling and that they probably
contacted Matsui and had them make chips according to their specs. Thus, they are another form of fantasy chip. Like all fantasy chips, they aren't very collectible. Furthermore, unlike other REAL casino sets out there, these came from a casino with a well-documented history. You can read about how the casino came about and how they eventually went under. Can other sellers say that about their chips?
I am a poker player myself, so I take pride in putting together a set that the fellow poker player can enjoy. Have you seen or owned other sets with all these denominations ranging from 50 cents to $500 or even $1000. Yes it is nice to see a lot of different colors of chips on the table, but have you actually tried to use all of them. For example, would you see a $1 chip being played at the same table as a $500 chip. Who shows up to a 1-2 No limit game with a $500 chip?
I had sets with a many denominations all fairly close to each other (Casino Sadsh $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100), but while playing, it seemed like we spent more time counting people's stacks than actually playing poker. We then decided (I assume most of you out there have done the same) to match up stacks against each other when someone went all in instead of counting it down. That just led to more confusion when players argued which stack belonged to whom and wheter that stack was matched up yet. Also, when we played a cash game, we didn't even use the $20, $50 or the $100 chips. And we didn't start out with very many chips. I ran a game among friends and we usually brought in for $20-$40 bucks. That didn't leave us with many chips in play.
The set includes (100) $5 chips, (300) $25 chips, and (200) $100 chips. That is a total of 600 chips
adding to $28,000 in total value.
That is a great number for those tourney players out there. If you have 10 players in a tourney, they can each get a $2000 buy-in. And that leaves extra chips to color up during the tourney. Each player will get an average of 50-60 chips to start the tourney out, so noone feels like a short stack when the tournament begins. The set will also work for those playing in larger tourneys. All one has to
do is give $1000 per player for the tourney. You could theoretically hold a tourney for 28 people, but it makes more sense to have one for 20 or 24 players.
Not only will this set work for you tourney players but it will also work for you cash game players. If you wanna play a nickel-dime game, just play the $5 chips as nickels, $25 chips as quarters and so forth.
That will give you $280.00 of actual chips to work with. If you play with a little higher stakes, no problem. You could play a 0.25/0.50 or 0.50/1.00 game where the $25 chips are still a quarter, the $100 chips are still a dollar, but make the $5
chips 5 dollars. If you do that, the set will have a total cash equivalent of $775.00. Personally, this breakdown worked the best among my poker group. There were usually 8-10 people, so one person would at worse only lose an average of $80 any given night. The $1/$2 blinds was a little too rich for us. We hoped to stay buddies after the night was over, so we stuck with the 0.50/1.00 blinds with a minimum buy in of $20 and a maximum of $50. FYI, that's exactly half the stakes at the Baby No'Limit game at Foxwoods.
Having three denominations makes it easier to count stacks when people go all in. Having a balanced set also makes the game flow better in general.
I bet everyone has seen the WSOP Tournament of Champions game on TV, there they only used two denominations until it went to heads up, where they colored up to the purples. Most home games have 8-10 people playing nightly, so this set is perfect for most of you out there. I owned many sets and this set is my favorite. I owned that Casino Sadsh set previously, but it was too much of
hassle playing with denominations so close together (i.e. $5, $10, $20, $50). I also didn't like the coin in centers, because the coin centers fell out after a while.
What other set out there will you get (200) $100 chips. You will not believe how much smoother your home games will go playing with this set.
You may not see a set like this again.
As you may already know, chipmakers are no longer selling chips to the public and forcing the destruction of chips of any casinos that closes down. Whatever is out there now is all there will be. Invest in one of the rarest sets you will find that are the best value out there.
Why should you buy these instead of the countless other sets out there
- They were made in America and played in America- They are authentic Bud Jones Chips. Bud Jones, before it was abosorbed
along with Paulson by a French company B & G (Bourgenne & Grasset), used to make casino chips right in America. All Bud Jones
chips were made in a factory in Las Vegas. In addition to being made here, they were played here. The company is now called GPI gaming. They only sell chips to casinos now.
- Bud Jones Quality- They never
fade, crack or chip. If properly cared for, they will last for many generations to come.These are not the coin in center BJ chips. Those are great too, I used to own a set. Those chips however, as some of you may
cannot take the stresses of those wild poker games. When things get crazy and chips start getting slammmed to the table,
the coin centers come out or move out of place.
- One of the most beautiful chips you will find-
Unlike many sets out there, these chips follow the traditional American color scheme for denominations ($5-Red, $25-Green, $100-Black). Also, take a look at the sharp, bright and many colorful
inserts in the mold of the $25 and $100 chips. Check out the attractive gold lettering around the intricate design of the man in a tux drinking his martini in the center of the chip. Notice that the dollar denominations are in the mold itself. Also notice that the center design color scheme is not the same in the chips. The color of the circular background behind the man, matches the insert color. A lot of work went into these chips.
Everyone at your next poker game will be in total awe after seeing these chips. Also, these chips are easy to clean because dirt and grime won't build up on them like they do on Paulson chips. These chips are very heavy and perfectly balanced and are thus great stacking chips. These are the heaviest Bud Jones chips I own. You can easily stack them 50 high without worrying about them tumbling over.
- They are hard-to-find You cannot find these chips anywhere else online. Go ahead and try. I have not seen a set of these
anywhere else. Unlike other chip sets, you will not
see me listing
these every week, every month, or every 3 months. You may never see it again.
- They are a piece of gambling and NYC history The casino along with a few others were the first to test the waters in making riverboat gambling a viable industry in the greatest city in the world. But thanks to opposition
by NYC's former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and now current Mayor Mike Bloomberg, they are out of business. Their ventures into uncharted waters have been well documented by many newspapers all over. The only free ones I found were at the Las Vegas Sun Times (makes sense huh?). You can read about
their attempts to bring convenient gambling to NYC here, and here. There is documentation and controversy that goes along
with this casino. You can read articles about their struggles and demise. You can't say that about those other chip sets.
Even the ones that are from a casino that really existed. Where is their history?
- They are priced below market value- I have sold the $100 chips individuallly for an average of $20 per chip, the $25 for a little less. Either way, you will be getting them at a huge discount.
- They are in excellent condition-
Due to the fact that the casino had to shut down soon after reopening and a lack of cashflow. Any one chip may have seen only
a few hours of play, most look like they've never been handled by players. The casino did not offer poker. Mainly blackjack
and other table games. That means, these chips while in play weren't handled much. I have taken the utmost care of these chips since I obtained them.
I guess I am rambling on and on so much because I love playing poker and I love these chips. And I know you will too.
I will also include some of the best chip racks you can find out there. These also came from the casino. They were made in England by a company called Astragatus. Unlike most of the chip racks you see on eBay, these are interlocking and best of all - STACKABLE. Those other racks stack also, but the chips on the bottom rack aren't protected from the rack on top of it. These racks were specially designed for stacking while at the same time protecting the chips.
As you can see in the pic, the racks rest on top of each other not on the chips, thus protecting your chips from any weight stress.
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