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Old 02-09-2011, 08:29 AM   #31
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

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Just to tack on, yellow $20 chips can be found at the Borgata asian games too.

I think one of favorite moments at the Borg was by some freak chance I managed to obtain one of every color chip from white to black (minus the pink) while playing 1/2, and a situation came up where I bet a "rainbow." And actually, the dealer had purple sitting the rack, which I was tempted to buy for a bigger rainbow.
Thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten about the yellow 20's which is surprising considering how much time I spend playing pai gow and Asian poker.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #32
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

A little variation from "standard", but in my home limit game, chip colors are

white = 25c
blue = $1
red = $5
green = $25
black = $100

the greens and blacks are just theoretical, it's a very low-limit game (.25/.50). We only use the whites and blues, once in a blue moon a couple of reds might show up in someone's stack if we've got a full table and a lot of re-buys (rare).

I recently ordered a few more racks of whites, same style...once they arrive, just going to play with one color, make it a little bit more like a casino limit game.

Probably counter to many's experience, but our group (all of whom know no-limit) seem to prefer limit hold-em, and the sophistication of the game has risen over past few months. We mix it up with some 7-card stud as well from time to time. I'm hoping to get 'em to try some razz and maybe slowly build this into a limit rotational game. Unfortunately, we rarely have more than six on any given night, and i'm hesitant to try introducing Omaha8 or 7-card stud hi-low under such conditions.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #33
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

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My "home" casino is Borgata and to the best of my memory:
white 1
pink 2.50(mainly only seen a blackjack tables)
red 5
blue 10(only used in poker room for limit games iirc)
green 25
black 100
purple 500
orange??? 1000
not sure what they are any larger than that cuz I dont ball like that
they also use the occasional quarter and half dollar coins for paying commissions at pai gow.
Because I'm bored today...

Other authorized AC chip colors -

Gray - $5,000
Mustard Yellow - $20,000
Gold - $25,000

Also, $1,000 is officially "Fire Orange". I guess plain old orange isn't good enough.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #34
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

At the Rio, they use $2 powder blue chips for poker (at least at the WSOP cash games), notably for mixed games with $2 antes.



Also, during the 2006 WSOP they ran low on red $T5 chips during the razz event and had to use dark blue $T5 chips simultaneously. At least we weren't sitting in the tent-sauna that year tho!
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:34 AM   #35
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

As far as I know, the only "standard" colors are for 5, 25, 100, 500, and 1000.

At Harrah's New Orleans, though:

$1 - white
$2.50 - pink
$5 - red
$25 - green
$100 - black
$500 - purple
$1000 - yellow
$5000 - gray
$25000 - light blue











1s are often blue, 1000s are often more orange or gold than yellow, 5000s are often pink in tournaments, 25ks are all over the place, and other in-between denominations have no real official color at all.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #36
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As far as I know, the only "standard" colors are for 5, 25, 100, 500, and 1000.

At Harrah's New Orleans, though:

$1 - white
$2.50 - pink
$5 - red
$25 - green
$100 - black
$500 - purple
$1000 - yellow
$5000 - gray
$25000 - light blue

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Do the chips really have the slight variation in size suggested by the images? o_O
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:58 PM   #37
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

i played at casinos where $2 chips were purple
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #38
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Do the chips really have the slight variation in size suggested by the images? o_O
i've seen the chips worth more money be larger than the average chip
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:23 PM   #39
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Do the chips really have the slight variation in size suggested by the images? o_O
I wish I had the opportunity to hold these chips to be able to tell you. :P

Wikipedia says that 1k chips are often oversized, so it's possible - and if the 1k is oversized, then there's no reason that the higher denominations shouldn't be as well.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #40
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I wish I had the opportunity to hold these chips to be able to tell you. :P

Wikipedia says that 1k chips are often oversized, so it's possible - and if the 1k is oversized, then there's no reason that the higher denominations shouldn't be as well.
I've had the 500's & 1000's and they were slightly larger than the 100's and smaller. I don't there are any other size increases after that one, but I may be wrong.
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

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I've had the 500's & 1000's and they were slightly larger than the 100's and smaller. I don't there are any other size increases after that one, but I may be wrong.
I've had oversize 500's, and normal-size 500's, but most have been normal.

That's about where some chips start getting big.

You can see that the Harrah's set above has oversize 1k chips and above.
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

Thanks guys!

I think I'll be buying a 1000 piece chip set in the near future. I'll probably do the denominations this way:

Blue - .25
White - 1.00
Red - 5.00
Green - 25.00
Black - 100.00
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:39 AM   #43
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I've had the 500's & 1000's and they were slightly larger than the 100's and smaller. I don't there are any other size increases after that one, but I may be wrong.
Some casinos, particularly in Europe, use plaques for $1k and up.
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Thanks guys!

I think I'll be buying a 1000 piece chip set in the near future. I'll probably do the denominations this way:

Blue - .25
White - 1.00
Red - 5.00
Green - 25.00
Black - 100.00

you're playing a .25/.50 game with $200 buyins? or is it a mix of stakes?

normally you don't need more than 3 or 4 colors for a cash game.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:42 AM   #45
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Re: poker chips - what do the colors mean?

Some of my players want to play .25/.50 NL with a $50 cap. Some want to play 1/2 HORSE.

I want to play .25/.50 PLO with a $200 cap, but I also want to be taller and that's not gonna happer either.

We'll probably play a mix of 1/2 limit poker games, because I believe limit poker is better in a home game setting. More sustainable, while still allowing good players to excel.

I'll probably only ever pass out 1-2 greens per player, and only when playing NL or PLO. I doubt I'll ever field the blacks, but they don't sell 900 piece sets, do they?

I should probably just get a 500 piece set with just blue, white & red.
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