Casino Chip Display Cases

Casino chip collecting is a part of numismatics , more specifically as specialized exonumia collecting. I'll list these on the web site periodically. Please take some time to look at them. Several casinos sell custom-made sets of chips and one or two decks of cards stamped with the name of the casino on them. Same on both sides.

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Such chips are often yellow or orange. Casinos often use gaming plaques for these denominations: These plaques are about the size of a playing card, and must be marked with serial numbers. Each casino has a unique set of chips, even if the casino is part of a greater 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. Also, makers' marks are difficult to reproduce. Also being used by one manufacturer, Palm Gaming, is an audible taggant incorporated into the ceramic chip blank. A simple handheld reader will beep if the gaming chip is authentic. Palm Gaming is even manufacturing custom made molds for their ceramic gaming chips- adding yet another high level of security to its gaming chip. Counterfeit chips are rare.

High levels of surveillance, along with staff familiarity with chip design and coloring, make passing fake chips difficult. Casinos, though, are prepared for this situation. All states require that casinos have a set of chips in reserve with alternate markings, [ citation needed ] though they may not be required to have exactly the same number of reserve chips as they do on the floor. Casino chips used in tournaments are usually much cheaper and of much simpler design.

Because the chips have no cash value, usually chips are designed with a single color usually differing in shade or tone from the version on the casino floor , a smaller breadth, and a basic mark on the interior to distinguish denominations; however, at certain events such as the World Series of Poker or other televised poker , chips approach quality levels of chips on the floor. Several casinos, such as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, issue "limited edition" varied-designed chips, commemorating various events, though retaining a common color scheme.

This encourages customers to keep them for souvenirs, at a profit to the casino. In certain casinos, such as the Wynn and Encore Casinos in Las Vegas, chips are embedded with RFID tags to help casinos keep better track of them, determine gamblers' average bet sizes, and to make them harder for counterfeiters to reproduce.

However, this technique is costly and considered by many to be unnecessary to profit. Also, this technology provides minimal benefits in games with layouts that do not provide gamblers with their own designated betting areas, such as craps. The first game show to use them, Duel , had a variation in which the contestants answer questions using oversized casino tokens.

The World Series of Poker at one time actually used its casino tokens for the poker tournaments, but in more recent years has had special Paulson WSOP clay sets made for the tournaments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. This section does not cite any sources. The casino offered craps, roulette, blackjack, chuck-a-luck, poker, faro, slot machines, and a seat bingo parlor.

The horse book received its results via short-wave radio. Be sure to see these two great YouTube real videos of the gambling boat back then: This is my last one. One side is very fine, no problems. The reverse side has the edge nick seen here , but it can not be seen from the good side! The illegal club operated at Scott St, Covington, Kentucky, from as early as until the mid s. It was one of the largest clubs in Covington. During hot summer months the doors of the casinos stood open, concealing virtually nothing from the gaze of either the public or law enforcement.

Here were no secret codes or names of friends to be dropped to gain admission. Anyone could enter a casino, customer tourist, or police officer. It opened in and closed in Furthermore, all 5 chips below came together from a sale to me by a woman familiar with the Club Find a brief history of the club here: Newspaper story on gambling raid on the club: During the Prohibition years, a speak-easy known as the Chez Pierre operated upstairs.

From the repeal of Prohibition through the advent of network television, the Chez Paree nightclub in Chicago was one of the most popular live entertainment venues in the country. During the radio years, its shows were frequently broadcast around the nation. Maike Mike Fritzel and Joe Jacobson opened the nightspot in In they sold the business to a group that included Jay Schatz. The property, now called the Schatz Building, is still in the family.

The Frolics, Chicago, Illinois. Frolics -- yellow 10 actual color is yellow; might look orange in some computer equipment. An old-time resident of the area told me that The Mint opened in the 's as an illegal club. Wheel Club, Billings MT. Cartamundi Playing Cards Co. EC UFC chips, set of 5. Engineers Club, Brooklyn NY. Chicago Club, Chicago IL. These chips came with the above ones, so are assumed to be of the Southern Club. Southern Club Scarce in good condition. To view the chips click here.

To view the pins click here. These tokens are from Nevada casinos and vary in condition and age but are great for starter collections. Click here or one of the links below to view these tokens.

This is a international club of about members who collect casino chips, gaming tokens and other casino collectibles. My membership number is R To find out more information about the club or to become a member click here. To pre- register or for more information about this event click here.

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