Groomer805
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June 8th, 2017 at 12:56:28 AM permalink
Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong section.just a quick question. A friend of mine bought a storage. While going thru it he came across a bag of casino ey're 50$ and 5$ tal of about ey don't have a specific casino name on ey do have the las Vegas on the ey do look and feel like real chips.how do we know for certain? And if they are real are they cashable I wonder? Thanks for your time..
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June 8th, 2017 at 1:14:22 AM permalink
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Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong section.just a quick question. A friend of mine bought a storage. While going thru it he came across a bag of casino ey're 50$ and 5$ tal of about ey don't have a specific casino name on ey do have the las Vegas on the ey do look and feel like real chips.how do we know for certain? And if they are real are they cashable I wonder? Thanks for your time..



If there is no casino name then they are probably home chips. Take a look at the casino chip of the day thread and you can see what a real chip looks like.
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June 8th, 2017 at 5:39:22 PM permalink
The chips are most likely simply poker chips. Not cheques, no real value, just chips used for "home" poker games and tournaments.

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June 8th, 2017 at 5:52:16 PM permalink
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Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong section.just a quick question. A friend of mine bought a storage. While going thru it he came across a bag of casino ey're 50$ and 5$ tal of about ey don't have a specific casino name on ey do have the las Vegas on the ey do look and feel like real chips.how do we know for certain? And if they are real are they cashable I wonder? Thanks for your time..



If there is a casino name on them, you can search for it on the Museum of Gaming History Chip Guide.

If the chips do not have a casino name on them, there is no chance that they can be cashed in. However, even if they are "home game" chips, if they are very old, they may have some collector value.

Good Luck! Let us know how it turns out.
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June 8th, 2017 at 6:36:05 PM permalink
Pictures of the chips would help a lot. Generic home chips are usually not worth more than $1 each.
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June 9th, 2017 at 2:05:56 AM permalink
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Pictures of the chips would help a lot. Generic home chips are usually not worth more than $1 each.



He can't post a picture as a new member. I wouldn't know what I'm looking at. Do you want to give him an email address he could send pictures to?
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June 9th, 2017 at 7:38:21 AM permalink
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He can't post a picture as a new member. I wouldn't know what I'm looking at. Do you want to give him an email address he could send pictures to?



I tend to think he is a one-post wonder. If he really wanted to post a picture he could upload it somewhere and then post a link to it.
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June 9th, 2017 at 9:18:00 AM permalink
The aspect I find curious is that the chips have no casino designation yet are implied as having $5 and $50 denominations. No home chips that I've ever seen have dollar figures as they're meant to configure your own home game value.

I'd like to see them!
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June 9th, 2017 at 9:28:30 AM permalink
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The aspect I find curious is that the chips have no casino designation yet are implied as having $5 and $50 denominations. No home chips that I've ever seen have dollar figures as they're meant to configure your own home game value.

I'd like to see them!



See the image Blue Eagle posted for home chips that have denominations printed on them. I couldn't really understand the original post, but a $50 chip would be an oddity.
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June 9th, 2017 at 11:02:21 AM permalink
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The aspect I find curious is that the chips have no casino designation yet are implied as having $5 and $50 denominations. No home chips that I've ever seen have dollar figures as they're meant to configure your own home game value.



I have a set of 300 Paulson chips like these:



I have the red 5 cents, green 25 cents, and grey $1. We usually set the reds at $5 and the greens at $25.
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