Tomspur
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April 2nd, 2014 at 8:55:04 PM permalink
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Quote: SlangNRox

I'm not sure what color this is, but I like the color


I am not greedy, I just want win all the chips in this picture during my stay at Aria next month.



It's amazing to think that these few chips, 80 we can see, can set me up for the rest of my life and have a supremely comfortable lifestyle.....

I remember when I first started dealing many years ago, I was dealing to a South African singer called Johnny Clegg. He was coked out of his mind playing Roulette in the Salon. He had 4 stacks of R10,000 (Approx $80,000USD) chips in front of him. He pushed the chips to his wife/girlfriend and said to her...."here honey, go buy yourself a BMW"......

I then realized how little money meant to some people!
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April 2nd, 2014 at 9:27:59 PM permalink
Quote: Tomspur


I remember when I first started dealing many years ago, I was dealing to a South African singer called Johnny Clegg. He was coked out of his mind playing Roulette in the Salon. He had 4 stacks of R10,000 (Approx $80,000USD) chips in front of him. He pushed the chips to his wife/girlfriend and said to her...."here honey, go buy yourself a BMW"......


quite possible that's just his girlfriend of today (or tonight)
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April 3rd, 2014 at 11:37:18 AM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Sadly, most of the people in the party pit aren't even looking at the women. They really like 6:5.



If this is true, this statement is exactly why casinos don't need to worry about 99% of card counters - the vast majority of gamblers are dumber than a box of cow manure.
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April 3rd, 2014 at 11:40:30 AM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

If this is true, this statement is exactly why casinos don't need to worry about 99% of card counters - the vast majority of gamblers are dumber than a box of cow manure.



I call for a three-day suspension; hwccdealer is guilty of insulting cow manure, er the vast majority of gamblers :)
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April 7th, 2014 at 11:15:30 AM permalink
I think Red($5), Green($25), Black ($100) and similar amounts in other parts of the world in other Currencies (Euros, Etc) are very common chip colours. kind of the worlwide standard.
Other amounts are all over the board with colours.
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April 7th, 2014 at 12:44:08 PM permalink
Quote: kubikulann

Playing in Belgium, France and UK, I have seen all kinds of different colors for chip denomination from casino to casino. Yet on this forum, there are regular mentions of "red chip" players or "black chip" play, etc.
Would someone be kind to post a list of the monetary value of these (semingly official) colors?



Often its not official coloring or its coloring that is official but allows for segments of the chips to be defined by the casino itself.

>>White or Blue chips are one dollar.
Often this varies and the white is more gray anyway, but for a lousy dollar few people really care.
>>Red chips are five dollars and are called nickels.
>>Green chips are twenty-five dollars and are called quarters.
>>Black chips are one hundred dollars.
Often the surface area of the chips is insufficiently black and I have difficulty, particularly at Seminole Casinos which devote a good deal of the surface area of the chip to non-black artwork.
>>Purple Chips are five hundred dollars and are called Barneys.
I think this name Barney is from the Children's tv series about an insomniac dinosaur named Barney.
Orange chips are one thousand dollars and are called pumpkins.


These were fairly standard but seem to vary. Cashiers cages compare chips by both top view and edge view as stacked. The color coded segments around the perimeter of the chips are part of the definitions.

The color coded cards at craps tables that indicate minimum and maximum bets and odds factor allowed were originally color coded according to the minimum bet, but not all casinos used table signs at all. Now more and more casinos use clear lucite electronic signs so there is no more linkage to chip colors. One dealer seeing an empty toke box at the end of his shift was written up for destroying casino property when he savagely attacked a five dollar table limit sign defended his action by claiming to be color blind which obviously would have excluded him from proper job performance, the CM is rumored to have laughed and torn up the dealer's write up. Electronic LED signs are now able to indicate selectable colors, but Seminole Casinos use the exact same color sign for a ten and a twenty dollar Mini-Bacc table. This confused me no end when I sat down and put two stacks of ten in Banker and the dealer stacked them on top of each other to make my minimum bet and I asked don't you want a toke bet? I was used to that color electronic sign as a ten dollar Bacc table... so I thought I had put down two ten dollar bets, one for each of us. Terribly confusing when the signs are the same color and are at adjacent tables in the neon flashing party pit.

One casino in Vegas got nicked on Black Chips because chip audits counted boxes and examined only samples of boxes. A Cashier's Clerk who was "no spring chicken" got suspicious when a very young man started showing her some interest. It turned out someone had slipped counterfeit black chips at the back of the cashier's drawers, where operational procedures and surprise audits focused on counting the number of boxes rather than minutely examining the look and feel of the individual chips.
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April 7th, 2014 at 7:25:33 PM permalink
Just one more thing on this subject. Casinos also have spare sets of chips which they put in use either every so often, perhaps once every 1 or 2 years or they place them on the tables when an incident has taken place with regards to the chips. Incident would include large amounts of chip theft (especially larger denominations) or if the current set of chips have been compromised somehow.

When you get to the casino you simply see a different chip color than what you are used to. This may throw you off a little but there could very well be a valid explanation for the color change.
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April 7th, 2014 at 8:12:58 PM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

I wonder if there are places that do it differently. My casino does exactly that, with larger orange chips at $1000 and larger gray ones at $5000.



The Commerce does it very differently, with blue 1's, green 2's, yellow 5's (highest I got).

Most of my gambling is at the Connecticut casinos, which follow the "standard" scheme (plus [beige] "yellow" 2's and grey 10's at Foxwoods, and orange thousands at both, as well as TR).
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April 8th, 2014 at 6:11:07 AM permalink
Quote: Tomspur

Casinos also have spare sets of chips ...

When you get to the casino you simply see a different chip color than what you are used to. This may throw you off a little but there could very well be a valid explanation for the color change.

Not exactly.

Chip "color" refers to the chip's PRIMARY color. The edge inserts / accent color is not considered when talking about the denomination color.

The spare chipset has the same primary color, but different edge / accent colors. This is deliberate so there is NOT any confusion, but still make it easy to tell the old & new chips apart.
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