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Collecting Poker Chips

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500 Game
500 Rum
Poker Tournaments
Amarillo Slim
Annie Duke
Armed Forces
Atlantic City
Barry Greenstein
Bayes Theorem
Poker Rooms
Benny Binion
Betting in Poker
Bill Boyd
Bill Hickock
Billy Baxter
Board Game
Bobby Baldwin
Card Game
Card Games
Caribbean Poker
Poker Table Talk
Chris Ferguson
Chris Moneymaker
Community Cards
Contract Bridge
Daniel Negreanu
David Sklansky
Poker Championship
Deuce to Seven
Doyle Brunson
Draw Poker
Poker in England
Poker Equipment
Poker Match
Five Card Poker
Five Card Draw
Five Card Stud
Freddy Deeb
Freeroll Poker
Games of Skill
Game Theory
Poker Results
Go Fish
Greg Raymer
Gus Hansen
Poker News
High Hand
Howard Lederer
Poker Tells
Poker Guru
Jack Straus
James Garner
Poker Jokes
Johnny Chan
Johnny Moss
Josh Arieh
Poker Plays
Poker Players
Las Vegas
Poker Dictionary
Lucky Seven
Mike Caro
Mike Sexton
Mille Bournes
Poker Leaders
Neural Networks
Nick the Greek
Poker Pros
Non Poker Hand
Poker Odds
Omaha Poker
Online Poker
Poker Amateurs
Pai Gow Poker
Poker in Persia
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Ivey
Playing Card, Playing Cards
Poker Hall of Fame
Poker Hand
Poker Players
Poker Strategy
Poker Tournament
Poker Final Tables
Public Rules
Puggy Pearson
Poker History
Poker Dates
Rule Variations
Russ Boyd
Sam Farha
Seven Card
Seven 27
Poker Sets
Stud Poker
Stu Unger
Ted Forrest
Texas Hold Em
Three Card Brag
TJ Cloutier
Tom Abdo
Tom McEvoy
Poker Chips
Poker Table Games
Poker Home Games
Poker Bets
Walk of Fame
Wild Card
Wizard Card Game
WPT Poker
WSOP Poker
Aussie Poker
Poker Champions
Poker Tables
Poker Decks
Poker and 500
Poker and 500 Rum
Alternate Reality Game
Poker and Amarillo Slim
Poker and Amir Vahedi
Poker and Andrew Looney
Poker and Andy Bloch
Poker and Annie Duke
Poker and Arnold Rothstein
Poker and Atlantic City
Poker and Baccarat
Poker and Backgammon
Poker Barrister
Poker and Barry Greenstein
Poker and Basset
Poker and Bayes Theorem
Poker and Ben Affleck
Poker and Benny Binion
Poker and Berry Johnston
Poker Betting
Poker and Bill Boyd
Poker and Bill Hickock
Poker and Bill Smith
Poker and Billy Baxter
Poker and Bingo
Poker and Blackjack
Poker and Blind Hookey
Poker Bluff
Poker and Board Games
Poker and Bobby Baldwin
Poker and Bohnanza
Poker and Booster Packs
Poker and Brad Daughtery Poker and Bridge
Poker and Calculation
Poker and Canasta
Poker and Car Cricket
Car Game
Car Numberplate Game
Poker and Carcassonne
Poker Card Game
Poker Card Games
Caribbean Stud Poker
Public Cardroom Rules
US Armed Forces
Poker Cheating
Poker and Chess
Poker and Chip Reese
Poker and Chris Ferguson
Poker and Chris Moneymaker
Poker and Renaissance
Poker and Omaha Hold Em
Poker Seven Twenty Seven
Poker Community Card
Poker and Texas Hold Em
Poker Equipment
Poker and Contract Bridge
Poker and Craps
Poker Rule Variations
Poker and Cribbage
Poker and Dan Harrington
Poker and Daniel Negreanu
World Poker Tour
World Series of Poker
Poker and David Sklansky
Poker and David Williams
Poker Democracy Poker Dice
Poker and Dice Game
Poker and Doyle Brunson
Poker Draw
Poker and Edmond Hoyle
Poker and Tom McEvoy
Seven Card Stud Poker
Poker and England
Poker and Euchre
Poker Flush
Poker Freeroll
Poker Gambling
Poker Games
Poker and Gin Rummy
Poker and Go Fish
Poker and Greg Raymer
Poker Hand
Poker Hands
Poker and Hearts
Poker High Hand
Poker and Howard Lederer
Poker and Lowball
Poker and Persia
Playing Card
Poker Hand
Poker Jargon
Riverboat Poker
Stud Poker
Wild Card


Casino tokens (also known as chips, checks or cheques) are small discs used in lieu of currency in casinos. Colored metal or compression molded clay tokens of various denominations are used primarily in table games, as opposed to metal token coins, used primarily in slot machines.

Some casinos also use gaming plaques for high stakes table games ($25,000 and above). Plaques differ from chips in that they are larger, usually rectangular in shape and contain serial numbers.

Money is exchanged for tokens in a casino at the casino cage, at the gaming tables, or at a cashier station. The tokens are interchangeable with money at the casino. They generally have no value outside out of the casino, though in Las Vegas, some casinos might honor chips from other casinos.

Tokens are employed for several reasons. They are more convenient to use than currency, and also make theft and counterfeiting more difficult. Because of the uniform size and regularity of stacks of chips, they are easier to count in stacks compared to paper currency when used on a table. This attribute also enables the pit boss or security to quickly verify the amount being paid, reducing the chance that a dealer might incorrectly pay a customer. The uniform weight of the casino's official tokens allows them to weigh large stacks or piles of chips rather than counting them (though counting aids such as chip trays are far more common) Furthermore, it is observed that consumers gamble more freely with replacement currencies than with cash.

Finally, the chips are considered to be an integral part of the casino environment, and replacing them with some alternate currency would be unpopular.

Many casinos are eliminating the use of metal tokens (and coins) in favor of paper receipts and/or pre-paid cards, which, while requiring heavy infrastructure costs to install, eliminate the coin handling expenses and jamming problems encountered in machines which take coins or tokens. While some casinos (such as the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas) which install the receipt system are keeping the $1 tokens to use in place of $1 chips, most other casinos using the receipts are scrapping the tokens entirely. Most casinos using receipts have automated machines at which customers may redeem receipts, eliminating the need for coin counting windows and decreasing labor costs. A standard 300 piece set of ABS plastic chips

Casino chip collecting is a part of numismatics, more specifically as specialized exonumia collecting. This hobby has become increasingly popular with the Casino Chips & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club formed in 1988. Some chips are worth up to $50,000 and the most popular way to collect and trade is on eBay. Several casinos sell custom-made sets of chips and one or two decks of cards stamped with the name of the casino on them. Each set is contained in a small briefcase or box.

Each casino has a unique set of chips, even if the casino is part of a larger company. This distinguishes a casino's chips from others, since each chip and token on the gaming floor has to be backed up with the appropriate amount of cash. In addition, with the exception of Nevada, casinos are not permitted to honor another casino's chips.

The security features of casino chips are numerous. Artwork is of a very high resolution or of photographic quality. Custom color combinations on the chip edge (edge spots) are usually distinctive to a particular casino. UV markings can be made on the inlay. Certain chips incorporate RFID technology, such as those at the new Wynn Casino in Las Vegas. Also, maker's marks are difficult to reproduce.

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